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Volvo launches new XC40 small crossover

Published 21 September 2017

The new Volvo XC40 is now available to order in the UK, with prices starting at £27,905 and deliveries expected in early 2018.

The small crossover is built primarily for cities, featuring much of the connectivity, entertainment and safety technology from Volvo's bigger XC60 and XC90 models. The XC40 is is offered with front or all wheel drive, plus manual and automatic gearboxes.

Three petrol and two diesel engines are available - all 2.0-litre - with power ranging from 150PS - 250PS. Momentum XC40, the standard trim level, is well-equipped with a Sensus 9-inch touch screen that works with a voice-activated control system.

The basic XC40 also comes standard with navigation - including lifetime map updates and real-time traffic updates - LED headlights, dual-zone climate control and rear parking sensors. Alloy wheels are 18-inch as standard, with up to 21-inch wheels available as an option. 

The Volvo On Call smartphone app and emergency assistance package is also fitted to every XC40. This allows you to control various functions of your car remotely from your mobile phone, such as locking and unlocking the doors, and - on automatic versions - starting the engine in order to pre-heat or cool the cabin. It can also automatically alert the emergency services if your car is involved in an accident and use the car's inbuilt GPS to direct them to your precise location.

The mid-spec, R-Design version adds a host of sporty touches, including sports suspension and 18-inch black alloy wheels. On the inside, there's leather upholstery, front seat cushion extensions, a perforated leather steering wheel and gear lever, plus aluminium dashboard inlays. 

Top-spec Inscription models come with leather-faced upholstery, a power-operated tailgate, front parking sensors and driftwood interior inlays. Every version of the XC40 is also available in highly specified Pro form.

An optional Xenium package is available across the range and brings a powered tilt and slide panoramic glass sunroof, a 360 degree surround view parking camera system and Park Assist Pilot, which includes automatic parallel and 90 degree parking. 

Pilot Assist, Volvo's innovative semi-autonomous drive feature, is an optional extra on every XC40. It assists with the steering, up to 80mph, and takes care of the acceleration and braking to keep the car within lane markings and at the desired speed or distance from any vehicle in front.

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