Volvo XC40 will make its debut in the United States at 2017 LA Auto Show

Article by Christian A., on November 21, 2017

While the Volvo XC40 isn’t new anymore to European buyers, it’s only now that the Swedish brand’s smallest SUV will be brought to the United States. The Volvo XC40 SUV will make its American debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, together with what the company refers to as a new “subscription-based” car buying experience.

To enlighten you guys, the program called “Care by Volvo” is a car-buying service that will make purchasing a car as simple as owning a cell phone. Hakan Samuelson (Volvo CEO) and Anders Gustafsson (Volvo President) are both scheduled to talk about this new system on November 29 in the city of angels, so people would have a clearer understanding of it. Of course, they will show off the subscription service together with the new XC40 for the first time in North America.

In a recent interview with Gustafsson, he said that California is the place where technology cultures and transportation meet. He then added that the Los Angeles Auto Show will be the ideal place for them to introduce something like this, where both worlds are involved. The president also gave us a tidbit about the purpose of this new service, explaining that Care by Volvo, alongside the new SUV, will make life less complicated for their customers.

The XC40 is actually one of Volvo’s newest vehicles amid the ongoing campaign related to refreshing its product lineup. Some of the other models that have also gone through a facelift are the S90, XC90 and the XC60, among others. The current XC40 carries a base 2.0 liter turbocharged engine; and in a few years, the lineup will include a plug-in hybrid and fully electric versions of the said model as well.

It comes with features like a huge sunroof, ambient LED lighting, a 9-inch touch screen, and wireless phone charging. Moreover, it is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

When the Volvo XC40 arrives on U.S. soil early next year, customers could get their hands on one for $37,700 for the base trim. If you decide to add options, the most expensive you could get the model for would be $45,935 - and that’s going to be a fully loaded R-Design model. The range-topping R-Design trim has an overall sportier look that features a diamond cut 20-inch wheels, a lush leather interior, and a number of safety features added on top of the standard ones.

Press Release

Volvo to Introduce New SUV and Car Buying Experience at 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

Volvo Cars will introduce to US consumers later this month a new SUV and reveal details on Care by Volvo, a new subscription-based program that will make having a car as easy as owning a cell phone.

Håkan Samuelsson, CEO, Volvo Car Corporation, and Anders Gustafsson, President and CEO Volvo Car USA, will make a presentation at the Los Angeles Auto Show Wednesday, November 29 at 2:00 P.M. PST.

“California is where transportation and technology cultures meet,” said Gustafsson. "And the Los Angeles Auto Show is the perfect place to introduce something that involves a great deal of both worlds.” Gustafsson added, “With this new SUV and Care by Volvo we are talking about the future of car ownership, where life is less complicated for our customers.”

This North American debut is the latest vehicle in Volvo’s product refresh, which began in 2015 with the XC90 seven-passenger SUV that was named 2016 North American Utility of the Year and 2016 Motor Trend SUV of the Year. In 2016 Volvo followed the XC90 with the S90 luxury sedan and V90 Cross Country wagon, respectively. This year Volvo introduced the all-new XC60 small SUV, a complete redesign of the company’s best-selling model.

Source: Volvo

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