Volvo has long been known for safety, but its current lineup its quickly helping the brand become synonymous with technology and style. And, despite being its smallest vehicle, the Swedish brand’s newly unveiled XC40 continues its penchant for innovative tech and design.
At first glance you can see that Volvo aimed to give its new compact XC40 SUV an appearance of athleticism, thanks to its chiseled lines and wide stance. It may be small, but the XC40 exudes substance and character. Buyers can select varying body and roof color combinations to make it stand out even further.
Inside, the cabin is airy and spacious, and offers loads of natural light thanks to its optional panoramic roof. It also offers unique mood lighting to give the interior its own personality.
Like its larger XC60 and XC90 stablemates, the XC40 offers plenty of technology as well. This includes a Wireless Qi charging pad, a 9-inch Sensus Connect touchscreen infotainment system, 360-degree cameras, and an air-ventilated woofer that’s been placed behind the dashboard. This allows for more storage space without compromising on sound quality.
The first variant of the XC40 to arrive Stateside will be the T5 model, with all-wheel-drive and a 247-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that will be priced from around $35,000. A three-cylinder hybrid and a fully electric model will soon follow.