The baby SUV of Volvo features a clever interior, and other things you can ask for, including the fully electric drivetrain and 3-cylinder. On top of that, the Swedes have a complete new ownership model as well.
Shortly after the mid-sized XC60 has been unveiled, Volvo is set to heat up the roads with yet another SUV, none other than the XC40 dubbed to the company’s entry level warrior of the urban outdoors.
A certified made in Belgium, the tiniest Swedish SUV is going to join the market first with the 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel and gas engines. However, sooner, it will also be the first ever Volvo model available with 3-cylinder turbo. It is also expected that pure and hybrid electric versions are going to arrive down the line.
If these are not enough, this is also the first model from the company that comes with their Care by Volvo subscription service.
The company claims that this already negotiated national monthly fee can make owning a car as hassle-free, easy, and transparent like owning a phone, together with getting a brand new car every two years.
You will also like the highly logical interior layout of the XC40. Aside from the spacious cabin, majority of the storage compartments were designed to perform a specific task. There is a removable rubbish bin for keeping the cup holders clean, an inductive charging for smartphones, and door pockets made large enough to hold your laptop or several big bottles. The speakers were also relocated from the doors to make this possible, and many users will definitely appreciate this change.
Its exterior is a bit less revolutionary, with the production version almost the same with the Volvo 40.1 Concept earlier revealed to the press. There are also safety features added such as the semi autonomous Pilot Assist System of the company, run-off road mitigation and protection, City Safety, 360-degree camera, and cross traffic alert complete with brake support.