With the introduction of the new Volvo XC40, the carmaker is now able to cover three size sections of the global SUV market, which is considered as the fastest growing segment. Volvo is hoping that the new XC40 would allow it to take advantage of the ever-growing demand for SUVs around the world, enabling it to rake in more sales and become more profitable.
At launch, the new Volvo XC40 will be available in various trim levels, like the Momentum and R-Design. The entry-level trim and range-topping Inscription versions are due to be introduced later after the launch. XC40 models with the Momentum trim are provided, as standard, with a 12.3-inch digital instrument display and a nine-inch touch screen infotainment system with navigation.
Also standard are LED headlights, Sensus Connect Internet, dual-zone climate control and rear parking assist as well as leather heated front seats and 18-inch alloy wheels. When the R-Design trim is availed, twin exhaust tips and a lowered sport suspension is provided. The R-Design trim also includes leather and aluminum trim in the cabin with black highlights on the exterior.
The new Volvo XC40 is also laden with a wide array of safety and driver assistance features like Volvo Cars’ Pilot Assist system, Cross Traffic alert with brake support, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, City Safety, as well as the 360-degree Camera. Convenience is likewise aplenty in the new XC40 as the new small SUV offers functional storage space in the doors and under the seats, as well as a removable waste bin in the tunnel console and a fold-out hook for small bags.
Volvo will commence production of the new XC40 at its Ghent site in Belgium in November. The carmaker has already started taking orders for its new small premium SUV.