The new small SUV known as 2019 Volvo XC40 is incredibly big on innovation. It comes with an expressive design, ingenious storage and smart technology that suggest this machine is built for city living. We’ve already seen the latest Volvo XC40 in pictures, and we can tell that it has a youthful stance that is authentic and full of character.
Everything that revolves around the inbound Volvo XC40 is designed to suit you, the end user. It flaunts an impressive design and innovation, which are geared toward making your life more enjoyable and less complicated. Read on for more insight.
2019 Volvo XC40 – Recognizable Design
The Volvo’s XC40 nomenclature is easy to decipher. As the company explains, XC implies an SUV whereas 40 denotes the fact that the new model slots a notch below the sec-gen XC60. Inspired by the 40.1 concepts that were revealed last year, the XC40 stands out from the crowd as far as the overall design goes. The XC40 is unmistakably recognizable in the Volvo lineup because it isn’t a carbon copy of the current model. It boasts its own, unique style.
From different angles, the incoming version mirrors its bigger siblings, such as the XC90 and XC60 SUVs. The front fascia reveals Thor’s Hammer LED headlight and grille design that reflect those of larger sport-utilities. We also can see some large, upward-sweeping rear pillars that appear to supply a sporty feel to the back.
Worth noting, the inbound 2019 Volvo XC40 shares the same platform with other cars developed by Geely Automotive. It measures 174.2 inches long and rides on a 106.3-inch wheelbase. Apparently, these proportions make it very similar in size to the ongoing Mercedes-Benz GLA.
Inside the SUV
The cabin section of the 2019 Volvo XC40 bears a resemblance with the typical layout of the XC60 and XC90. In the center of the dash is a 9-inch touch-screen monitor that resembles what is seen in current models. Also, the new edition has clean surfaces with fewer buttons and dial pads inside the cabin.
The Volvo offers users a dedicated place to store their smartphone. It incorporates a retractable hook in the glove-box as well as a waste bin integrated into the car’s center console. The company equally positions the speakers up in the doors to provide the requisite space for laptop-sized storage containers.
The 2019 Volvo XC40 may be a small SUV, but it comes with a suite of electronic driving aids. These include city safety, pilot assist, cross-traffic alert, run-off road protection and a 360-degree camera. For that reason, it becomes one of the safest models in the segment.
2019 Volvo XC40 – Turbocharged Engine
The front-wheel-drive XC40 T4 variant gets its juice from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. This unit is estimated at 200 horsepower. On the other hand, the 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 all-wheel-drive option comes furnished with a more powerful turbo four-cylinder unit with an estimated 248 horsepower. Both variants will be connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
MSRP and Debut Date
At launch, the 2019 Volvo XC40 T4 variant with front-wheel drive only is expected to start at $33,200. The all-wheel-drive T5 variant in Momentum trim will sell at $35,200. The pure electric version and a plug-in hybrid are likely to become available. The inbound Volvo XC40 is likely to be discharged in November at the 2017 LA Auto Show. More details will become available as soon as the release approaches.