Where did they cut the price?
The suspension on the XC40 is not exactly the same as the bigger models. Rear wheels are suspended via four-link steel arms instead of a more intricate five-link design of the more expensive models. This basically means that you can forget about the advanced suspension adaptability as the suspension is set up to handle city stress. It’s supple, soft, and quiet. Just the thing one might need for city driving. The engines, on the other hand, seem to be quite powerful.
The introduction in September 2017 familiarized us with five different engine options - two types of diesel - D3 and D4, and three turbo petrol engines - T3, T4, and T5. Power range is between 150hp and 247hp. The entry-level car will get FWD, but all of them have AWD option. Sure, the one with the T5 written at the back is the bomb here. Yet, Volvo suggests that over 50 percent of all produced units will actually be of lower power output but with an R-line styling package and a bunch of luxury equipment. That is the world we live in today after all. It is important to look the part. Act? Not so much.
Luxury and options, leather and metal, miles and smiles
Although Volvo XC40 buyers may be quite unadventurous in their XC40 endeavors, the Swedes did integrate a healthy amount of advanced equipment in the car. First of all, the styling of the inside resonates with what we have seen on the bigger models. Yet, with slightly less space, designers had to adjust some shapes and bathe the cabin with striking ambient lights, creating a bit stranger shapes and exciting lines. In terms of color and materials, personalization options are so numerous you can make the interior as insane as you’d like.