Volvo debuts XC40 Inscription and V60 at 2018 New York Auto Show

Article by Christian A., on April 2, 2018

For the 2018 New York Auto Show, Volvo is expected to introduce a new model for us. In fact, they are introducing two models, namely the range topping Inscription trim of the 2019 XC40 and the 2019 V60.

Of course, to makes the XC40 Inscription stand out, it has been given features that can’t be found in other cars. The company’s image has elements like leather upholstery with nicely bolstered seats upfront. The panels and pillars then got some black trim, contrasted by gray wood trim, while the infotainment system is then covered in metal. It sits on a set of wheels with five sets of dual spokes. The Swedish automaker also says that the Inscription has a long list of standard equipment that is uncommon in the compact premium SUV market.

Though Volvo does not specify, the XC40 Inscription will likely use a 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine that produces 248 horsepower (185 kilowatts) and 258 pound feet (350 Newton metres) of torque. This is coupled to an eight speed automatic that sends power to the all wheel drive system. This is the same mill that was installed in the XC40 in the United States when it was first launched.

Feedback from those who have already seen the XC40 R-Design available in Europe had been mostly positive. The car stays close to the ground as you accelerate, and the XC40 is collected in the city. Power delivery is pretty linear and you’ll barely notice the transmission shifting.

The new V60 moves with Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture similar to the design of the company’s other modern products. In the US, it will be available in either 250 horsepower (186 kilowatts) for the front wheel drive or 316 horsepower (235 kilowatts) with all wheel drive. This is paired to an eight speed automatic that comes with both versions. Right now, a high riding Cross Country variant is set to join the range later. However, it is not known yet when it will come to the United States.

The Swedish luxury automaker now transitions into its next growth stage, with the wagon and a luxury trim of the XC40 compact SUV. Both models will make their North American debut at the New York International Auto Show next week. Finally, we will be able to see the latest models in Volvo’s product refresh, both of which embody the company’s heritage and progressive outlook.

Moreover, the fact that the XC40 will arrive makes it the first time in history that the automaker will have three SUVs in their fastest growing segment of the automotive market, paving the way for further growth with regards to sales and profitability. This gives the automaker better odds to penetrate the market.

Press Release

The Next Volvo Wagon Makes North American Debut at New York International Auto Show

As Swedish luxury automaker Volvo Carsmoves into its next growth stage, the new Volvo V60 wagon and a luxury trim of the XC40 compact SUV will make their North American debuts at the New York International Auto Show next week.

The 2019 XC40 Inscription, a luxurious trim on Volvo’s new compact SUV with unique styling details, and the new 2019 V60 wagon, the latest torchbearer in a long line of Volvo wagons, are set to be seen for the first time this side of the Atlantic.

The XC40 and V90 are the latest in Volvo’s product refresh, each embodying both the company’s heritage and progressive outlook.

2019 XC40 Inscription

The arrival of the new XC40 means that for the first time in its history, Volvo Cars has three new SUVs in what is the fastest growing segment of the automotive market, paving the way for further growth regarding sales and profitability.

The new Inscription trim level will bring a luxurious element to the XC40 lineup, offering unique features and an expanded list of standard equipment that is uncommon in the compact premium SUV market.

At Volvo’s press conference at the New York International Auto Show, scheduled for Wednesday, March 28 at 3:05 p.m. EDT, full details will be revealed.

The XC40 brings the award-winning safety, connectivity and infotainment technologies known from the new 90- and 60 Series cars to the small SUV segment. These technologies make the XC40 one of the best-equipped small premium SUVs on the market. Safety and driver assistance features on the XC40 include Volvo Cars’ Pilot Assist system, City Safety, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic alert with brake support and the 360 Degree Camera that helps drivers maneuver into tight parking spaces.

The XC40 also offers a radically new approach to storage inside the car. Ingenious interior design provides XC40 drivers with, among other things, more functional storage space in the doors and under the seats, a special space for phones including wireless charging, a fold-out hook for small bags and a removable waste bin in the tunnel console.

2019 V60

Few carmakers can match Volvo Cars’ history and credibility in making well-designed, practical and versatile wagons. In fact, Volvo is the leader in the U.S. luxury wagon segment.

The 2019 V60 shares Volvo Cars’ Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform with the award-winning XC60 (2018 North American Utility of the Year) and four top-of-the-line 90 Series cars, which have been the collective force behind the company’s record-breaking global sales performance in recent years.

In a first for the segment, customers can access the new V60 via Volvo Cars’ new premium subscription service Care by Volvo, which offers ownership via a monthly flat-fee subscription. Care by Volvo makes having a car as transparent and easy as having a cell phone.

In the United States, the 2019 V60 will be available with a T5 Front-Wheel-Drive Drive-E powertrain with 250HP, and a T6 All-Wheel-Drive Drive-E powertrain with 316 horsepower. Both will have an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Source: Volvo

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