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2018 XC40 Might Just Become A Money-Printing Machine For Volvo 2
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC40 on 12 2nd, 2017


Volvo’s first compact SUV, the XC40, is being launched across the world and now is the time to find out if there’s any substance to its style.

The 2018 XC40 was designed from a clean sheet of paper and also the first vehicle to be based on Volvo’s new CMA modular architecture, which was developed for compact models.

Volvo also claims that, despite its compact dimensions, the XC40 offers plenty of room for a small family and a “radically new approach to storage inside the car”.

European models will initially be offered with two 2.0-liter engines and all-wheel drive: the 247hp T5 petrol and the 190hp D4 diesel, both of them paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. A smaller three-cylinder petrol, as well as plug-in hybrid and pure electric versions are expected to be added in the range later on.

Carwow have gotten their hands on Volvo’s compact SUV and deliver their first driving impressions in the following video.

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New Volvo XC40 Starts At $35,200, But You Can Also Subscribe For $600 A Month 30
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in LA Auto Show, new cars, prices, VOLVO, Volvo XC40 on 11 30th, 2017


Volvo is entering the booming compact crossover segment with the all-new XC40.

Currently on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2019 XC90 rides on the company’s new Compact Modular Architecture and features a stylish design that recalls the larger XC60 and XC90.

The interior isn’t as luxurious as its larger counterparts but the model features a leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum trim, and an automatic climate control system. Other highlights include a power driver’s seat, an eight-speaker audio system, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.

A variety of options will be available including heated front seats, a wireless smartphone charger, and a Harman Kardon audio system. Other options include ambient lighting and a power folding second row seat.

At launch, the XC40 will be offered in the States with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 247 hp (184 kW) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque. It is backed up by an eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard all-wheel drive system. The model will eventually be offered with additional powertrains including electric and hybrid options.

The XC40 will go on sale in the United States next spring and it will be available via purchase, lease, or subscription. The base model starts at $35,200 and a 36 month lease will begin at $325 per month with a $3,000 down payment.

The subscription is a bit more complex as pricing starts at $600 per month before taxes and registration fees. The base subscription model comes nicely equipped with the Premium and Vision packages as well as heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. The model also includes a panoramic roof and 19-inch alloy wheels.

While the 24 month subscription costs significantly more than the lease payment, it includes an annual 15,000-mile allowance, all factory-scheduled maintenance, and insurance. Customers can also swap out their XC40 for another model after just 12 months.

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2018 Car Of The Year Finalists Announced, Which One Will Win? 27
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alfa Romeo Stelvio, alfa-romeo, audi, Audi A8, BMW, BMW 5-Series, Car Of The Year, Citroen, Citroen C3 Aircross, Geneva Motor Show, Kia, Kia Stinger, Seat, Seat-Ibiza, VOLVO, Volvo XC40 on 11 27th, 2017


Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Citroen, Kia, Seat, and Volvo battle each other for the 2018th edition of the European Car of the Year (=COTY).

Selected from a long list of 37 new vehicles, all of which were launched this year, or will become available by the end of 2017, in five or more European markets, the finalists have proved themselves in various tests.

However, they will be further evaluated by the 60 members of the jury, from 23 countries, over the coming months, as they are responsible for picking one winner, which will be announced on the eve of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, on March 5.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Presented last year, at the 2016 LA Auto Show, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio represents the brand’s first SUV. It comes with a familiar design, and in its range-topping form it shares the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with the Giulia QV, which is rated at 505hp and 600Nm (443lb-ft) of torque.

Audi A8

Audi’s flagship saloon, the A8, has been taken into its fourth generation, and despite having an evolutionary styling, inspired by the Prologue Concept, the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class rival is all-new, both on the outside, in the cabin, and beneath the skin. It’s also the first car on the road to get Level 3 autonomous driving.

BMW 5-Series

Underpinned by the CLAR platform, and with looks that could allow it to fly under the radar, the new generation BMW 5-Series proved itself worthy in various reviews, and it now wants to go home with the 2018 ECOTY award. It’s lighter yet comes with a larger footprint than its predecessor, while adding new engines, and even an autonomous driving tech that allows drivers to relax behind the wheel, into the mix.

Citroen C3 Aircross

The French company’s answer to the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Opel/Vauxhall Mokka, Ford EcoSport, and others debuted this summer wearing the Citroen C3 Aircross moniker. It has a funky crossover-ish design, unlike its MPV predecessor, and can be had with various personalization options, a feature that should help it attract a young audience.

Kia Stinger

With sexy styling and a rear-wheel drive platform, the Kia Stinger wants a piece of the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe, and Audi A5 Sportback. In addition, the Korean GT undercuts the four-door A5 by more than $10,000, and it’s $11,200 more affordable than the 4-Series GC, in the USA.

Seat Ibiza

The fifth-generation Seat Ibiza has a Leon-inspired styling and the MQB A0 architecture, a combo that should allow it to become a strong challenger against the likes of the Renault Clio, Opel/Vauxhall Corsa, Ford Fiesta, and Peugeot 208. It was presented for the first time at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and in its range-topping form, it has plenty of features, including a range of driver assistance systems.

Volvo XC40

Volvo’s smallest SUV yet, which slots under the XC60 and XC90, is called the XC40. It sports a familiar design, inspired by its two larger siblings, and it’s underpinned by the company’s new modular vehicle architecture, CMA, which was co-developed with Geely. Production began this month in Belgium, and the first units will arrive to customers next year.

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2018 Volvo XC40 Doesn’t Try To Be Sporty And That’s Cool 24
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in reviews, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC40 on 11 24th, 2017


Volvo has begun launching the compact XC40 in Europe and as usual, the first driving impressions are in to let us know what it is like.

The new Swedish SUV will initially be offered in Europe with two 2.0-liter engine options and all-wheel drive: the 247hp T5 petrol and the 190hp D4 diesel, both of them paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The XC40 is also the first Volvo model to use the new CMA modular architecture which is destined for the smaller cars the company plans to launch. And just because this is a Volvo, the new small SUV is refreshingly proud in its practicality claims instead of pretending to be another “sporty” addition to the class.

The interior is said to offer a “radically new approach to storage inside the car” and plenty of room for a small family and comes with the now familiar portrait-style 9.0-inch infotainment system and the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster known from the brand’s bigger models.

Future additions to the range will include a hybrid and an all-electric version but until then, Volvo is also planning to offer the XC40 under their fresh subscription service called Care by Volvo.

Can the XC40 bring some of the modern Volvo goodness against rivals like the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1? Autocar delivers its first driving impressions on the video linked below.

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First Volvo XC40s Are Rolling Off The Assembly Line In Belgium 22
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Reports, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC40 on 11 22nd, 2017


Enamored of the new Volvo XC40? Can’t wait to get your hands on one? Well we have good news for you, sir or madame, because they’re started rolling off the production line.

Set for its US debut at the LA Auto Show just over a week from now, the XC40 is Volvo’s first small crossover, slotting in beneath the larger XC60 and XC90 and setting the stage for the new S40 sedan and V40 wagon to follow.

Volvo revealed the XC40 just a couple of months ago, and has already filled its books with over 13,000 orders. The first of those are now being fulfilled at the automaker’s plant in Ghent, Belgium, set to begin delivery to their eagerly awaiting customers early next year.

The Swedish automaker has been manufacturing in Ghent since 1965. The plant is charged with producing the V40, S60, V60, and (until recently) the first-generation XC60. The rest of the company’s models are built at its principal facility in the Torslanda district of Gothenburg, Sweden, or at one of two sites in China. Another plant is set to open later next year in South Carolina.

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Volvo And Lync & Co To Launch Compact Plug-In Hybrids In 2018 18
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Geely, Lync & Co 01, Lynk & Co, PHEV, Reports, VOLVO, Volvo XC40 on 11 18th, 2017


Volvo and Lync & Co will launch their first compact plug-in hybrid models in the second half of 2018. The compact plug-in hybrid powertrain will consist of a three-cylinder 1.5-liter petrol engine, an electric motor, the necessary battery pack and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

The first models to hit the market with the specific powertrain will be the Volvo XC40 and the Lync & Co 01 and will initially offer up to 31 miles of pure electric driving range. However. the two companies will offer a further developed version with up to 50 miles of EV range down the line, Autocar reports.

The same models are also scheduled to be offered in pure electric versions as well by 2020, with the two companies considering two different variants that offer 249 miles (400km) and 311 miles (500km) of range respectively.

As for when Lync & Co will hit the market, the newborn car brand will be initially launched in China next year, followed by Germany in 2019. Other European markets and the United States will follow shortly after, but there aren’t any solid plans for right-hand drive markets like the UK at the moment.

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Volvo’s Compact XC40 Coming To LA For Its North American Debut 17
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in LA Auto Show, Reports, VOLVO, Volvo XC40 on 11 17th, 2017


Volvo will bring its new XC40 SUV to LA for its North American debut, while also shedding more light on its recently announced Care by Volvo subscription program.

Volvo’s CEO Håkan Samuelsson along with Volvo USA president Anders Gustafsson will make the presentation on November 29.

“California is where transportation and technology cultures meet,” said Gustafsson. “And the Los Angeles Auto Show is the perfect place to introduce something that involves a great deal of both worlds. With this new SUV and Care by Volvo we are talking about the future of car ownership, where life is less complicated for our customers.”

Volvo’s smallest to date SUV is the company’s first model to be based on the new CMA modular architecture that was co-developed with Geely. The new XC40 also claims to offer a “radically new approach to storage inside the car”, with its interior littered with clever solutions and of course, lots of spaces to put your stuff.

Entry-level models in Europe will be powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with 154hp, with the range also including a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder in 187hp and 244hp guises as well as a pair of diesel units. US-spec cars will be detailed at the LA Auto Show.

The new Volvo XC40 will also be the first model to be offered under the Care by Volvo subscription program. Volvo so far has said that you will be able to get a new car every 24 months for a fixed monthly payment that includes taxes, service bills and online services, such as a sharing feature via the car’s digital key technology.

The whole process will be available online, with Volvo to offer this new service in specific countries first, including the United States, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, Norway and Poland.

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Here’s How Volvo Crash-Tested The New XC40 23
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC40 on 09 23rd, 2017


Volvo's cars have been some of the safest in their segments, so naturally, the new XC40 has to live up to its heritage.
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Owning An XC40 Will Be Hassle Free With ‘Care by Volvo’ Subscription [w/Video] 21
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Reports, Tech, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC40 on 09 21st, 2017


If you want your car ownership experience to be as easy as having a mobile device, rest assured that Volvo has figured out a way to make it happen.
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Say Hello To The New XC40, Volvo’s Smallest SUV [74 Images] 21
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in featured, Galleries, new cars, VOLVO, Volvo XC40 on 09 21st, 2017


Volvo has finally pulled the wraps off the new XC40 in Milan, Italy, the company's new baby SUV.
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Volvo Accidentally Reveals 2018 XC40 SUV! 15
Sep
Posted by John Halas in featured, LA Auto Show, new cars, Scoops, Top 5, video, VOLVO, Volvo Scoops, Volvo XC40 on 09 15th, 2017


We were only supposed to catch a brief glimpse of the 2018 XC40 through a teaser trailer we showed you earlier today, ahead of a full introduction on September 21, but apparently, Volvo Hungary lost the memo.
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Volvo Accidentally Reveals 2018 XC40 SUV! 15
Sep
Posted by John Halas in featured, LA Auto Show, new cars, Scoops, Top 5, video, VOLVO, Volvo Scoops, Volvo XC40 on 09 15th, 2017


We were only supposed to catch a brief glimpse of the 2018 XC40 through a teaser trailer we showed you earlier today, ahead of a full introduction on September 21, but apparently, Volvo Hungary lost the memo.
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Volvo XC40 Teased, Debuts September 21st 14
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in LA Auto Show, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC40 on 09 14th, 2017



Volvo has released a new teaser video of the XC40 ahead of its official unveiling on September 21st.
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Volvo XC40 Coming This Fall With Semi-Autonomous Tech And More 1
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Autonomous, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Reports, VOLVO, Volvo XC40 on 09 1st, 2017


Volvo has released yet more pieces of the XC40 puzzle, which is expected to debut in the coming weeks.
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Upcoming Volvo XC40 SUV To Feature A Clutter Free Interior [w/Video] 24
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Gadgets, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC40 on 08 24th, 2017


Volvo is making it known that once the new XC40 arrives, it will put an end to a common problem that people have, a lack of suitable and functional storage inside their cars.
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