The newest 2019 Volvo XC40 is an important car for Volvo. This is the first car from its stable to be built on the Compact Modular Architecture. The design elements taken from 40.1 Concept are there.
The number of compact SUVs on road is abundant and nearly every carmaker has one or more models in this segment. Swedish car giant Volvo is in no mood to let its Korean and Japanese rivals steal the thunder. That is why it has unveiled the XC40 compact crossover. It will be released in 2018 as a 2019 model.
The car comes with a new design style, spruced up interior aimed at user convenience and a host of cutting-edge safety technologies. Upon release, it will be pitted against popular rivals like Mercedes-Benz GLA class and Audi Q3.
2019 Volvo XC40 – Fresh and Unique Design
The new model has the similarities with big siblings XC 60 and XC 90 but you cannot consider it as a miniature version of those 2 models either! The distinctive 2019 Volvo XC40 details comprise of the clamshell hood, upswept back side window, and wheel-arch cladding. The default wheels are 17 inch and larger wheels are available. You get also a plenty of color configuration options as well. It will come in two trims with extensive customization choices, as per Volvo sources.
Volvo has taken special care to design the interior of the XC 40 and it shows! The small SUV is aimed at urban buyers who carry plenty of accessories and gadgets on move. However, the cabin has specific holders and cubicles to keep such stuff arranged on the roads. You can store smartphones, credit cards, cups and much more without creating clutter and everything is within arm’s reach.
The car can be equipped with lava orange carpet along with oxide red upholstery. Furthermore, the default cargo space is 16 cubic feet- which is not bad for a car belonging to this category.
Plenty of Modern Safety Features
Like most other SUVs and Crossovers from this company, the new 2019 Volvo XC40 will come with plenty of modern safety features and amenities will be in abundance too.
The dashboard features a 12.3-inch display screen and for controlling infotainment feature there is a 9-inch touchscreen. Smartphone support is there an app is also supported for controlling vehicle features.
The Volvo City safety suite is embedded in the new XC40. The pedestrian and objection detection features works at speed up to 40 mph. The semi-autonomous Pilot Assist, in fact, works up to 81 mph. You get features like Driver Alert Control and Lane keeping assist. However, blind-spot monitoring is optional as is a 360-degree camera. There is an option for adding parking assistance system and Adaptive cruise control. The top trim will get a gloss-black roof.
2019 Volvo XC40 – Engine Specs
Eventually, Volvo is making most of its cars powered by electric and hybrid setups and same will be true of the upcoming 2019 Volvo XC40. However, initially, it will be sold with gasoline and diesel engine choices, based on markets. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit will be there with 247 HP. It will be clubbed with an eight-speed automatic transmission gearbox and AWD will be standard.
Price and Development
The 2019 Volvo XC40 will have a starting price of $35,000. The new care by Volvo subscription service is also being offered which is based on mobile subscription offer.
The 2019 Volvo XC40 is a promising new compact SUV that aims to redefine urban driving experience. It has got distinctive styling and thoughtfully crafted interior. Safety technologies in the car are top notch and engine choices are also aplenty. With its slightly steep price tag, the XC 40 still offers a superb blend of features and performance.