Volvo Cars has announced that they will be entering the highly competitive compact SUV market with their new 2019 XC40 which will arrive in Spring 2018. It will complete the Volvo SUV lineup which includes the highly regarded (winning many industry awards) Luxury XC90 SUV and the smaller XC60 SUV just now arriving in the U.S.
Volvo says they expect the XC40 SUV to set new benchmarks for design, technology and safety in the compact SUV segment. The Volvo XC40 will be among the safest, well-equipped compact SUVs available as they bring award winning technology and safety innovations from the XC90 and XC60 series vehicles – making them standard in the new XC40.
The new XC40 is the first model on Volvo Cars’ new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which will underpin all other upcoming cars in the 40 Series including fully electrified vehicles.
At launch, Volvo will offer the T5 all-wheel drive (AWD) in the Momentum trim level for MSRP $35,200 and their signature Black Trim performance R-Design version for MSRP $37,700. Subsequent trims and T4 engine models will be available in Summer 2018.
“The XC40 is our first entry in the small SUV segment, broadening the appeal of the Volvo brand and moving it in a new direction,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. “It represents a fresh, creative and distinctive new member of the Volvo line-up.”
The new XC40, taking and updating design cues from the XC60 and XC90 level vehicles, present a bold exterior with a range of body colors and color-contrast roof, that can be ordered in up to 17 combinations. The profile of the XC40 is a more youthful approach to the structured shape of the XC60 and XC90. Up front, Volvo’s signature Thor’s hammer daytime running lights compliment a new interpretation of Volvo’s grill. Wheels are typical Volvo-style bold 5-spoke alloy design and are available in 18-, 19- and 20-inch sizes that fit into the large wheel arches accenting the 8.3-inch ride height
On the inside, the XC40 introduces a newer bold rendition of Scandinavian design and functionality. An available panoramic sunroof allows natural light into the cabin and at night, integrated LED mood lighting can be color adjusted to match the mood or temperature the driver desires. This lighting, combined with unique metal and textile materials, creates a feeling of creativity, energy and youthfulness that enhances the SUV ride experience.
We are all familiar with the Scandinavian emphasis on space design for maximum convenience and utility. The new XC40 continues that from the XC60 and XC90 – providing lots of space for people and stuff. Smart daily-use features such as large door pockets, integrated bag hooks and a customizable cargo area help organize the driver’s life while in the car.
Even the XC40 technology contributes with things like the Wireless QI mobile phone charging and Bluetooth connectivity integration with the standard 9-inch Sensus Connect touchscreen – reducing charging cable and connectors clutter. A dedicated cell phone storage space saves cup holders from use as phone storage bins. The development of a unique air-ventilated woofer located behind the dashboard allows for more storage in the door panels without sacrificing stereo sound in the cabin.
Connectivity is core to the XC40 and features four years of Volvo On Call as standard and the ability to share the car with trusted friends and family via a mobile phone app. Applications such as Spotify, Pandora and Yelp are available via the center touch screen, as well as Volvo’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
Volvo City Safety is standard. It includes pedestrian, cyclist, vehicle and large animal detection with emergency autobrake. Other safety and driver assistance features on the XC40 include Pilot Assist, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic alert with brake support and the 360° Camera that helps drivers maneuver their car into tight parking spaces
The 2019 Volco XC40 will begin production at the Volvo factory in Ghent Belgium this November. Both the Momentum T5 AWD along with the R-Design T5 AWD will be available for delivery in early Spring 2018.
Click on http://www.volvocars.com/us/cars/new-models/xc40 to learn more about the all-new 2019 Volvo XC40.