Volvo XC40: Everything to the new Sweden-SUV

Milan (Italy), 21. September 2017

He is not beautiful? Well, at the rear, maybe a little bald, but otherwise very well done. No wonder, then, that Volvo didn't want to leave the new XC40 in the bustle of the Fair, the IAA 2017 in Frankfurt. Instead, they opted for a slightly later Premiere in Milan. We'll tell you what, the compact SUV offers and what it costs.

Modern Architecture

The Volvo XC40 is even in a double sense, a world premiere, because until now there was no 40s-SUV, but only the slightly elevated V40 Cross Country. With a length of 4.43 meters, the XC40 is trumped by the V40 to six inches and is close to the BMW X1 (4,44 meters). The other data of the all-new Volvo: 1,63 meters high, 1.63 meters wide and a wheelbase of 2.70 meters. During the 90s and 60s models make use of the SPA group architecture, based in the XC40, as the first model on a compact Modular architecture.

Three pots for the future

In the trunk of the Sweden-SUVs fit between 460 and 1.336 litres of Luggage. For comparison: A BMW X1 swallows between 505 and 1,550 litres. Who will be beautiful, must (suffer a little). First of all, Volvo offers the XC40 with two engine options, both with all-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic. In the D4 AWD is a 190 HP Diesel, including the SCR-cat is working behind the T5 AWD has a turbocharged petrol engine with 247 HP and particulate filter. The market launch in Germany is planned for the first quarter of 2018, in the spring of 2018, the XC40 T3 is submitted. He has a manual six-speed gearbox, and makes 156 Otto-HP, also with a particulate filter. Volvo also promises a Hybrid Option, a purely electric Version, and a new three-cylinder.

Autonomous? Almost!

The XC40 T3 as a nameless entry-level variant. About Momentum rank (here, the "Thor's Hammer"LED headlights as standard) and R-Design (with sport suspension and black painted roof). In the spring of 2018, the luxury facilities "Inscription". As an Extra, among other things, a package of assistance systems is available for 1600 Euro, in which, among other things, the "Pilot Assist" allows for a semi-Autonomous Driving up to a speed of 130.

Price in a good neighbourhood

We take a look at the prices: The XC40 D4 AWD starts at 44,800 euros, the T5 AWD will cost 46.100 Euro. Both are from the "Momentum"equipment can be ordered, which explains the level of prices. Significantly cheaper is the base model of the XC40, the T3 is. For him, Volvo calls 31.350 euros. Thus, it is 350 euros cheaper than a three-cylinder BMW X1 sDrive18i with 136 HP. Is produced, the Volvo XC40 in the Belgian plant in Ghent.(rh)