With the XC40 Volvo brings out a compact city gardening wagon after the full format SUV XC90 and the smaller XC60. From the beginning of 2018, the XC40 should provide an alternative to models such as BMW X1 or Audi Q3.
According to Volvo, the car uses a technical basis mentioned with GEELY newly developed "CMA", which he becomes artificial with other compact class models and the first purely battery electrical Volvo. The 4.43 meter long fourth door can accommodate FUNF persons.
For market entry, Volvo offers two four-cylinder engines with two liters each capacity. According to Volvo 247 hp, the Ottomotor ("T5 AWD") achieves a maximum of 230 km / h and comes to a standard consumption of 7.3 liters. For the diesel engine ("D4 AWD") are 190 hp, 210 km / h and 5.1 liters in the press release. Both engines are coupled to an eight-speed transformer of the Japanese supplier Aisin. A slope-on four-wheel drive with an electronically controlled electro-hydraulic slat coupling (according to the Haldex principle, supplied by BorgWarner) is also the series for the four-cylinders.
Who can dispense with four-wheel drive and automatic transmission, should also be a 1.5-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine with 156 hp ("T3"), manual six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. Even later, Volvo will offer its hybrid drive in the XC40.
The XC40 is also available in the subscription and car sharing
Volvo promises a comprehensive infotainment system and abundant modern assistance systems, such as the Volvo City Safety Emergency Brake and Recognition System, and, among other things, a part-autonomous motorway pilot up to 130 km / h, a tracking function, the Cross Traffic Alert with automatic braking function or a 360-degree camera.
The prices start at 46.100 euros, much gentler should be with 31.350 Euro the Father available three-cylinder entry variant are offered. In addition, Volvo wants to provide the XC40 in a total cancellation for a fixed monthly rate. The new program called the manufacturer "Care by Volvo" is an all-round carefree package including carriage care, maintenance and regular refueling, but also breakdown assistance and parcel deliveries in the car. VOLVO also seems to be the divisibility of the XC40 a vehicle-internal car-sharing function: its digital key allows the owner to give the car in a simple way to family members, friends and acquaintances.