Volvo cuts XC40 starting price by £7000

Published 22 August 2018

The Volvo XC40 has had more than £7000 slashed off its start price thanks to the addition of a new entry-level three-cylinder petrol engine.

The T3 turbocharged engine is the firm's first three-cylinder engine and starts at £27,610 in Momentum guise.

Until now, you could only order the XC40 with the T5 petrol or D4 diesel engines - which started at £35,405 and £34,655 respectively.

Paired with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, the 1.5-litre petrol engine produces 156PS. An eight-speed automatic will be available in the future. Accelerating to 62mph from a standstill takes 9.4 seconds, while 265Nm of torque helps the XC40 T3 tow a braked trailer of up to 1.6 tonnes.

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The T3's advertised fuel economy is 45.6mpg while CO2 emissions are 144g/km - although it's worth noting that small, turbocharged petrol engines tend to perform poorly in our Real MPG figures.

Further updates to the XC40 range include the addition of the T4 four-cylinder petrol and D3 diesel engines from elsewhere in the Volvo range.

The 190PS T4 comes with four-wheel drive and an automatic transmission as standard, while the 150PS D3 is available with both manual and automatic options, the latter giving buyers the options of front- or all-wheel drive.

The new engines join the existing 247PS T5 petrol and 190PS D4 diesel in Volvo's line-up.

Orders are now open for the expanded XC40 range, with prices starting at £27,610 for the T3 Momentum and rising to £37,620 for the T5 Inscription Pro automatic.

 

Comments

richard fox    on 29 August 2018

What an UGLY car

NickNike    on 29 August 2018

No thanks

gavsmit    on 30 August 2018

Car prices are now at obscene levels, but still going up all the time. People seem to have accepted the con of just looking at monthly finance payments rather than the huge bottom line list price - so you might as well accept having two mortgages if you want a new car as well as a home.

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