Volvo’s SUV trilogy started with the very spectacular XC90 in 2015, adopted by this yr’s sequel, the XC60. Because the grand finale, Volvo simply unveiled the 2019 XC40, the smallest of the lot, but equal to its siblings on security expertise.
The XC40 appears to be like about on par with a Vary Rover Evoque or the Porsche Macan, with seating for 5 plus cargo area. And following Volvo’s market place, its new small SUV reveals off premium cabin supplies and applied sciences.
The entrance view makes the XC40 look nearly indistinguishable from its greater brothers, particularly at evening when the “Hammer of Thor” headlights shine of their distinctive form. The facet contains the identical decrease indent because the XC60, however there the similarities finish.
The rear pillar of the XC40 is way wider than on Volvo’s different SUVs, and two-tone paint, proven in preliminary photographs, make it stand aside. The taillight configuration, nevertheless, reinforces the Volvo identification.
Massive wheels give the XC40 an aggressive look, and Volvo says its floor clearance is available in at eight.three inches, making it off-road prepared. Though Volvo has not launched full specs, the XC40 T5 mannequin will include customary all-wheel-drive and a four-cylinder engine with its Drive-E expertise. That may doubtless imply compelled induction by Volvo’s distinctive mixture of supercharging and turbocharging, making 250 horsepower, just like the XC60 T5.
Volvo may also supply a cheaper XC40 T4 with front-wheel-drive.
Collision prevention expertise is a spotlight of the XC90 SUV, and Volvo does not stint on this space for the cheaper XC40. Volvo’s Metropolis Security system makes use of cameras to determine pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles and even giant animals, robotically hitting the brakes if it determines a collision is imminent. The XC40’s cross-traffic detection, which warns the motive force when vehicles are approaching to the perimeters whereas reversing, can even robotically hit the brakes.
For driving comfort, the XC40 additionally contains Volvo’s Pilot Help, which mixes adaptive cruise management and lane-keeping applied sciences, placing it on a path in direction of self-driving.
Volvo launched the Sensus infotainment system within the XC90 with a big, portrait-format touchscreen, so in fact, the XC40 advantages from this innovation as nicely. The system helps navigation, related options corresponding to third-party apps, stereo and hands-free calling. As well as, assist for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay means shut cellphone integration.
The 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 will come out first at a value of $35,200, whereas the XC40 T4 will seem subsequent summer time, with costs beginning at $33,200.
Volvo offers a brand new possibility for XC40 possession in addition to the everyday financing or leasing. Care by Volvo is a brand new program the place you will get an XC40 by paying a month-to-month price, with no down cost and no lease settlement. Volvo says that prospects will be capable to improve to a brand new automobile each 12 months below this system. Additional particulars of this new possession mannequin will come out on the 2017 Los Angeles auto present.