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Volvo XC40

After the compact SUV XC60 and the Swedish flagship XC90, Volvo is now sending a completely new high-seater into the race: the XC40. It rounds off the Swedes' SUV portfolio and was presented to the global public on September 21, 2017 in Milan.

With a length of just 4.43 meters, the new Volvo SUV - 26 centimeters shorter than an XC60 - proves that today's SUV is much more about parking in narrow city centers than off the road. This explains the large number of new compact SUVs, they are called Audi Q2, Mercedes GLA, BMW X1, Range Rover Evoque or Jaguar E-Pace.

Among its competitors, the XC40 stands out in the Swedish way. The design picks up on the angular and straight lines of Volvo's mid-range and luxury-class SUVs. This means that the new XC40, which is based on the new CMA compact platform (Compact Modular Architecture), is not only properly on the road, but also benefits from the larger Volvo SUVs and their modern driver assistance and safety systems.

The same applies to the infotainment system known from the XC60 with the unconventional, upright screen and the four-cylinder engines, which will be up to 247 hp in the XC40 at market launch and later, like in the XC60 and XC90, will be supplemented by a plug-in hybrid.

With exactly 4,425 mm x 1,863 mm x 1,652 mm length x width x height, Volvo's new SUV is compact, but not in the interior. The spatial impression is good here. With a capacity of up to 1,336 liters, the trunk offers less space than some other competitors.

The Volvo XC40 differs from the competition not only with numerous unusual solutions such as its mobile trash can in the center console, but also with a completely new rental system.

Volvo XC40 colors

Black Stone Uni
free
Denim blue metallic
From € 750
Fusion Red Metallic
From € 750
Glacier Silver Metallic
From € 750
Onyx Black Metallic
From € 750
Pebble Gray Metallic
From € 750
Thunder Gray Metallic
From € 750
Crystal White Pearl
From € 1,100
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