Volvo Cars has revealed its latest small premium SUV, the 2018 Volvo XC40 in Milan, Italy. Prices for the new SUV start from GBP 27,905 (OTR) in the UK.
Along with the SUV, Volvo has also launched the ‘Care by Volvo’ subscription service. Care by Volvo, first available on the XC40 from launch, makes having a car as transparent, easy and hassle-free. A monthly flat-fee subscription does away with the down payments, price negotiations and local price differences. Depending on local availability, Care by Volvo will also include access to a range of digital concierge services such as fuelling, cleaning, service pick-up and e-commerce delivery to the car. The XC40 with Care by Volvo is available to order online from today in select markets.
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The 2018 Volvo XC40 is the first model on the brand's new modular vehicle architecture (CMA), which will underpin all other upcoming cars in the 40 Series including fully electrified vehicles. The SUV measures 4,425 mm in length, 1,910 mm in width (diesel model measures 1,851 mm), and 1,658 mm in height. The wheelbase stands at 2,702 mm. LED headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels are standard.
Highlights of the interior features include 9-inch touch screen, satellite navigation, voice-activation control system. For the first time, XC40 owners can share their car with friends and family via Volvo on Call with a new digital key technology. Car sharing comes as standard for Care by Volvo customers.
From the start of production, the XC40 will be available with a D4 diesel or a T5 petrol four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain. In the UK, the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine makes 190.3 PS and 400 Nm. The petrol variant uses a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged mill that generates 250 PS and 350 Nm. The power is sent using an 8-speed automatic transmission via AWD. Further powertrain options, including a hybridised as well as a pure electric version, will be added later. The XC40 will also be the first Volvo model to be available with Volvo Cars’ new 3-cylinder engine.
Production of the new XC40 starts in Volvo Cars’ plant in Ghent, Belgium in November, while order books and the Care by Volvo subscription package are open for customers now in Europe.
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