Exuberant, colourful and fun, the new Volvo XC40 has been created just for you, the driver who likes to be that bit more different. Marking a big first for Volvo, the new XC40 is set to take the small premium SUV segment by storm with its youthful, colourful approach to SUV design. Offering you a unique and highly individual car, the XC40 is available to order now from your local Volvo Cars London dealership.
Volvo designers took their inspiration for the interior colours and style of the new XC40 from sources ranging from high-end designer goods to street fashion and popular culture to generate an overall feel that combines a sense of youthfulness, whilst exuding a premium feel. The result is a plethora of choices, including a warm Lava Orange carpet and Oxide Red upholstery. The designers’ vision took shape inside the XC40 to create a set of unique trims and new materials to work with that reflects the style of urban architecture and cartography. These include felt-based carpets, door inserts and headliners made from natural materials. Infotainment is all taken care of with the Volvo Sensus system, with all functions easily accessible through a large touch screen, optimised for ease of use.
And there’s something on the inside of the XC40 that’s revolutionary. Volvo conducted a global research project to discover how people use their cars in terms of where they put everyday items. The result sees some super-smart solutions incorporated into the XC40 design. On most cars, speakers are invariably mounted in the doors, but this takes up valuable storage space. Volvo has designed a new kind of subwoofer that is air ventilated and mounted in the dashboard, so now there’s room in the door pockets for your laptop or tablet. A big issue was people using cup holders for their rubbish and other odds and ends. Volvo has incorporated a waste bin into the interior design and there are specific storage solutions for coins, credit cards and charging cables, so cup holders can once again be used for cups. And there’s somewhere specifically for your phone too, and it can incorporate a wireless charger and USB ports. In the glovebox, there’s a small foldaway hook to secure small items and there’s even storage under the two front seats. Overall, it means the end of clutter in your car.
Based on Volvo’s compact modular architecture, the exterior of the new Volvo XC40 is similarly fresh and vigorous. You’ll be able to choose from a wide palette of colours, including a solid, monochromatic theme, as well as being able to create your own combinations of intense colours. On the outside, the Volvo designers have worked to enhance the tough attitude exuded in the metal design of the XC40 with a selection of confident, urban colours.
Top Gear have tested the new Volvo XC40 against key rivals from Jaguar, BMW and DS. The conclusion being the XC40 is an easy winner, by taking a different path when it comes to crossover looks and ability. It's a fresh new crossover that no other brand can match.
This fresh approach makes the XC40 truly unique when it comes to comfort, equipment, practicality Read the full review to see just how well it did then arrange a test drive to experience the XC40 for yourself.
Three trim levels will be available at launch: the Volvo XC40 Momentum, the R-Design and the Inscription. The XC40 Momentum will be the car to choose if you want to take full advantage of the most vivid colour options available and is the model that is designed for you if fashion is your thing. As options for the Momentum, you can choose white and black alloy wheels, as well as contrast-coloured white door mirrors and roof.
If you prefer a more premium and dynamic look, then the sporty R-Design or the Inscription are the ones to choose between. Across the range, 18” alloy wheels come a standard, or you can specify up to 21” alloys.
Standard features on the XC40 Momentum include:
Standard features on the XC40 R-Design include:
Standard features on the XC40 Inscription include:
You can choose all three of these trim levels in the Pro version, offering an array of high level, additional specification. For example, XC40 Momentum Pro comes with:
Additionally, the XC40 R-Design Pro offers 20” alloy wheels, whilst the XC40 Inscription Pro has the benefit of a powered passenger seat and 19” alloys.
Choose the Xenium package, which can be specified across all three trim levels and you’ll have access to some exceptional items, like a 360 surround-view, parking camera system, park assist pilot for automatic parking, and a powered, tilt-and-slide, panoramic, glass sunroof.
If you’re one of the first to order a new Volvo XC40, you’ll have access to the unique First Edition models, packed with extras. Based on the already high spec, sporty XC40 R-design Pro, the First Edition models will be available with a choice of either the T5 petrol engine or the D4 diesel engine. As standard, these XC40 First Editions will include the Xenium Pack, wireless mobile phone charging, the incomparable Harmon Kardon sound system, pilot assist, heated rear seats and a power-operated tailgate with handsfree opening and closing. To make sure you’re eligible to order one of these exceptionally specified XC40 First Editions, please get in touch with us immediately.
Constantly striving to improve safety, Volvo offers a host of safety and driver assistance features on the XC40, making it one of the most competitively equipped compact SUVs around. Building on the systems already available on the larger Volvo SUVs, standard features on the new XC40 include City safety autonomous emergency braking and oncoming lane mitigation for steering assistance, if you accidentally drift towards oncoming traffic. Other systems available comprise:
Overall, the whole philosophy around the XC40 is to make driving easier and safer, particularly in hectic urban environments, and to reduce any sense of stress on you as the driver.
From launch, there’s a choice of three petrol and two diesel 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engines – all from the highly efficient Volvo Drive-E family. Depending on your choice of engine, you can also specify front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, as well as manual or automatic transmissions. Power ranges from 150hp to 250hp.
The choice for petrol engines is:
And for diesels:
Prices for the Volvo XC40 start from only £27,905 OTR. Order yours right now for delivery in early 2018.
The Volvo XC40 swept to victory in the 2018 Car of the Year Awards, thanks to the jury’s recognition of its superior quality and safety.
Top Gear has tested the new Volvo XC40 against key rivals. It not only came out on top, it blew the competition away.
This Volvo XC40 What Car? Car of the Year 2018 success marks an impressive milestone for Volvo’s first compact SUV.