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.