The 2018 Volvo XC40, which will arrive in the US in May next year, challenges conventional wisdom about how a modern Volvo should look. There is no studied elegance to the exterior surfaces, no Swedish zen soothing to the indoor ambience. Instead, there is a pugnacious look on the inside and outside of the XC40, with shapes, materials and colors reminiscent of all Scandinavian designs not being a riff on birch wood and mid-century furniture.
The exterior is a little less revolutionary, despite Thomas Ingenlath, the former head of design (and recently appointed director of Polestar), who sums it up a lot more in your face. The production version 2018 Volvo XC40 is very similar to the Volvo 40.1 concept that was shown to the press last year. Looks like a trusty sneaker, I’ll give them that. The XC40 says “hi” to all other compact SUVs with its funky C-pillar, sculpted lines and optional two-color paint systems. You can also expect more aggressive color divisions indoors, which is new at Volvo, aimed at a younger audience.
To keep everyone in this elegant cabin, the list of available safety features includes the Pilot Assist semi-autonomous system, City Safety, the protection and mitigation of the rolling road, cross-traffic alert with assistance to braking and a 360-degree system. Camera. It’s impressive for an entry-level car in the premium segment, and we know how difficult it is for Volvo crash structures to start. The XC40 should not be an exception.
The SUV will be powered by three gasoline engines and two diesel engines that will initially be available at launch, with a power ranging from 150 to 250 hp. All of these engines are 2.0 liters, there are 156 hp T3s, 190 hp T4s and 247 hp T5s, as well as 150 hp and 190 hp D4 diesel engines.
The XC40 is available to order now, with the first customer deliveries expected in early 2018. Entry-level Momentum cars cost between £ 27,905 and £ 33,505, R-Design cars cost between £ 29,755 and £ 29,755 36,555, listing cost from £ 30,405 to £ 37,905 and the first edition costs between £ 39,305 and £ 40,355.