It took place on the morning of 21 September in Milan the official presentation of the new Volvo XC40, the small SUV that the Swedish house designed and wants to add to the list to close the lineup of the XC family. All the users who enjoyed the concept unveiled last year will be happy, as the definitive model does not have an aesthetic that deviates in a particular way from what has already been seen, except for some particular. Clear that from good Swedish SUV safety is in the first place as well as all the aesthetic standards that embrace the models churned out by the Swedish House have been respected. Volvo XC40 is a great novelty for this brand, both because it goes to fit into a particularly hostile market segment and that could guarantee a good number of cars sold, both because it is the first car built on the platform shared with the Chinese of Geely , the Compact modular Architecture. The release of the new Volvo XC40 is scheduled for 2018, the production will start in Belgium in November 2017. The model is already ordered by the sales network. Volvo XC40 Prices, turnkey price list for Italy: T5 (Petrol), set-up momentum 44,120 euro, set-up R-Design 47,320 euro; D4 (diesel), 43,320 and 46,520 euros.
VOLVO XC40 Specs; Dimensions, Performance and Consumption
We look at the technical data sheet of the new Volvo XC40: The engines belong to the Drive-E family, four turbocharged 2.0 cylinders with Turbo and volumetric compressor for petrol supply or the classic turbocharged. Transverse front arrangement, base and aluminium head. Standard 8-speed automatic transmission and integral drive. The indirect injection gasoline engine has a power of 247 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 350 Newton meters between 1,800 and 4,800 rpm. With regard to diesel, the maximum power is 190 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and the torque is 400 Nm between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. Masses of 1,684 and 1,733 kg respectively. Maximum towed weight 2,100 kg.
We arrive at the performance of the 2018 Volvo XC40. We have 6.5 seconds in acceleration 0-100 (7.9 for diesel version) and 230 Km/h (210) of maximum speed. The consumption on the combined cycle, based on the new WLTP tests (more realistic than the NEDC and compulsory from October in Europe), say from 8.3 to 9 L/100 Km depending on the tires (6.3-7 for diesel). We list the dimensions of the new Volvo XC40: Length 4,425 mm, Width 1,910 (2,034 with mirrors), height 1,652, pitch 2,702 mm. The boot has a volume between 460 and 1,336 liters. The specific measures for use in off-road vehicles: angle of attack 21.7 °, exit angle 30.4 °, ramp angle 21.9 °; Ground clearance 21.1 cm, maximum depth of Ford 45 cm. At a later time, the Volvo XC40 engine range will be completed by a plug-in hybrid version.
Price and Warranty
One of the most interesting services launched together with New Volvo XC40 is the care by Volvo, that is, a formula of use of the car, at a monthly and fixed rate, which introduces a range of complete digital services and that remove the operation of the care by Volvo from the classic Leasing to private individuals. In fact, it offers the possibility first to share the car with friends and family, through a digital key, activated via the app, Volvo On Call, which allows the owner to give the OK to access and start the vehicle to authorized third parties. In addition, the trunk of XC40 also becomes a convenient space to receive the delivery of online purchases, always with the same service of time access, conditional. In addition, in the package of opportunities created by the care by Volvo solution, we have a series of solutions at home, from the picking and return of the car for the full fuel to the washing, until the technical assistance.
From the launch will be available in Italy and, every 24 months, who choose the formula of use and possession of the car Care by Volvo can change model. The whole corresponds to a fixed fee that exceeds the traditional purchasing formula and property.