“The XC40 is our first entry in the small SUV segment, broadening the appeal of the Volvo brand and moving it in a new direction,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. “It represents a fresh, creative and distinctive new member of the Volvo line-up.”
The Volvo XC40s interior has a premium look with its leather seats and stylish cabin. The Volvo XC40 comes with a portrait, 9-inch infotainment screen. It means that conventional buttons are kept to a neat single row in the centre of the dash, including a large volume knob in the centre that is easy to reach for when you’re on the move.
The Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine, a 10.7kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and an electric motor. The system gives a power output of 258bhp, and this makes it the most powerful engine in the XC40 range. The power is then sent to the front wheels through the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Volvo says the XC40 T5 does 0–62mph in 7.3 seconds and has a top speed of 127mph. The XC40 T5s come with a 4.5-metre three-pin charging cable, which will provide a full charge in between three and six hours.