Volvo XC40

The Volvo XC40 is a subcompact luxury crossover SUV manufactured by Volvo Cars. It was revealed on 21 September 2017. Orders started in September of 2017 and manufacturing began in November 2017. The XC40 was named Car of the Year by the magazine What Car? in January 2018, and it was given the European Car of the Year award at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The XC40 was also awarded Carsales Car of the Year in 2018. The company plans to increase their production across 2018-2019 to meet global demand. 2018 Volvo XC40 First Edition T5 AWD Automatic 2.0 Front.jpg

Concept 40.1:

A concept car called Concept 40.1 was originally designed by Thomas Ingenlath and unveiled in 2016. This prototype in engineering was a historic event in Volvo car history as it was the first five-door compact SUV released by Volvo. Ingenlath’s 40.1 concept car was the overarching inspiration for the 40 series models. The new concept vehicle represented a shift in thinking for Volvo’s approach to vehicles. By focusing on compact crossover models, this concept vehicle illustrates the potential for the Volvo XC40 and potential other compact vehicles. The change in design championed the development of luxury compact SUV’s and sedans within the Volvo range. With innovative practices like using the compact modular architecture platform, Volvo ensured that their latest additions have been specifically tailored to smaller vehicles. The compact modular architecture platform allows for aesthetics of the exterior and interior to be altered while maintaining a sense of quality amongst all variants of cars. This process started with the XC40 and the XC90 and will continue to be used across select Volvo models.


Rear view                                                                                Interior

The XC40 is the first Volvo to utilise the new CMA platform, to be shared by future compact Volvos, Geely and Lynk & Co models and is celebrated for its take on the luxury compact SUV. The optimization of space within the interior of the car is regarded as a pivotal feature of the XC40 due to its increase in boot space. The XC40 will be powered through the front wheels and AWD by Volvo’s new 1.5 litre three cylinder and existing 2.0 litre four cylinder engines, both diesel and petrol variants. There will also be a petrol powered plug in hybrid called T5 Twin Engine, using a 180PS petrol version of the new engine, supported by a 74PS electric motor.

With advancements in technology, aspects like the Intellisafe feature have been installed within the Volvo XC40. This technology is designed with the intention of preventing run-off road accidents. By using the car’s advanced sensory system, the technology can detect potentially fatal scenarios such as run off-road protection.

Safety belts are also capable of being automatically adjusted throughout these moments of impact while energy absorbing seat frames and seats are in place to prevent spine injuries. This technology was created based on real life data, and various crash test track methods such as: ditch, airborne and rough terrains 

The XC40 debuted for the Canadian market at the 2018 Montreal Auto Show. The Volvo XC40 has won the European Car of the Year in 2018.


Petrol engines hide
Model Engine code Year(s) Power @rpm Torque @rpm Displacement Comment
T3 B3154T 2018–present 156 PS (115 kW; 154 hp) @5000 265 N⋅m (195 lb⋅ft) @1850–3850 1,477 cc (90.1 in3) Inline 3 with turbocharger



B4204T47 2018–present 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp) @5000 300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft) @1300–4000 1,969 cc (120.2 in3) Inline 4 with turbocharger
T5 AWD B4204T14 2017–present 247 PS (182 kW; 244 hp) @5500 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) @1800–4800 1,969 cc (120.2 in3) Inline 4 with turbocharger
T5 AWD B4204T36 2017–present 249 PS (183 kW; 246 hp) @5500 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) @1800–4500 1,969 cc (120.2 in3) Inline 4 with turbocharger
T5 AWD B4204T18 2017–present 252 PS (185 kW; 249 hp) @5500 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) @1500–4800 1,969 cc (120.2 in3) Inline 4 with turbocharger
Diesel engines hide
Model Engine code Year(s) Power @rpm Torque @rpm Displacement Comment
  • D3
  • D3 AWD
D4204T9 2018–present 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) @3750 320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft) @1750–3000 1,969 cc (120.2 in3) Inline 4 with turbocharger
D4 AWD D4204T12 2017–present 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp) @4000 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) @1750–2500 1,969 cc (120.2 in3) Inline 4 with twin turbochargers

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