Research Volvo XC40 puts a new spin on “owning” a car

18:00  05 december  2017
18:00  05 december  2017 Source:   driving.ca

Volvo Declares War on Clutter

  Volvo Declares War on Clutter <p>Volvo intends to put an end to a problem faced daily by drivers around the globe – a lack of suitable and functional storage space inside their car.</p>With its innovative approach inside the new XC40 small city SUV, expected to be launched in the coming weeks, Volvo Cars takes the lead in the small premium SUV segment in terms of space, storage and all-round functionality.

What is it? Volvo ’s new entrant in the hyper-competitive, entry-level luxury crossover segment. Why does it matter? Being a Volvo , you know it will have the latest in crash avoidance and crash mitigation technology.

Introducing the new Volvo XC 40 – European Car of the Year 2018 – the small SUV that’s big on innovation. Volvo Cars is synonymous with road safety. We put our first safety cage into production in 1944 and created the three-point safety belt back in 1959.

2018 Volvo XC40© Derek McNaughton, Driving 2018 Volvo XC40

What is it? Volvo’s new entrant in the hyper-competitive, entry-level luxury crossover segment.

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Why does it matter? Being a Volvo, you know it will have the latest in crash avoidance and crash mitigation technology. Officially, the company says the XC40 will be “among the safest, well-equipped compact SUVs available,” but that sounds like typical Swedish understatement considering Volvo’s reputation. Like so many other Volvo’s the base XC40 will be powered by the company’s ubiquitous 2.0-litre turbo-four, but there will also be hybrid and perhaps even a fully electric version to follow.

3 ways the Volvo XC40 is a game-changer

  3 ways the Volvo XC40 is a game-changer Breaking down Volvo's first attempt at a small SUV.The design: Look at these pictures and feel a tinge of regret for whatever you might have just committed 30-something-thousand dollars to. The XC40 is a looker. The Thor's Hammer daytime running lights, that blocky yet angled C-pillar, those crazy wheels — wow! And this crossover will probably look better in real life. It's a style competitors like the 2018 GMC Terrain and 2017 Jeep Compass are using to convey a premium feel and sense of individuality.

Learn about the revolutionary subscription service for cars - Care By Volvo , available for the 2019 XC 40 . Care by volvo . The All- New Volvo S60 is now available for subscription.

Volvo Cars is synonymous with road safety. We put our first safety cage into production in 1944 and created the three-point safety belt back in 1959. We’re still innovating, and our vision is that, by 2020, no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car .

When is it coming? Early 2018.

Should you buy it? Well, it depends on what you mean by “buying.” Oh, you can certainly purchase it and the base XC40 will retail for less than $39,500 making it very competitive with its direct BMW and Audi counterparts and, in Volvo’s own words, “the most powerful luxury compact SUV priced under $40,000 in the automotive industry.” The fully-loaded R-Design version — complete with 20-inch wheels and lush leather — should squeak out the door for a little less than $50,000.

But the really big news is that Volvo Canada is also rolling out its Care by Volvo – a no-negotiating, single monthly “subscription” plan. Care by Volvo makes owning a car as easy as owning a cell phone, says Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelson as the plan includes the price of the car, the cost of insurance and running maintenance charges.

Care by Volvo, a new all-inclusive subscription service

  Care by Volvo, a new all-inclusive subscription service After BOOK by Cadillac and Porsche Passport , Volvo is launching their own vehicle subscription service.&nbsp;The Swedish brand made the announcement this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and Volvo Canada also confirmed the service would eventually be offered in our country. However, specific details and pricing have yet to be officialised.

Volvo isn’t just launching a car with the XC 40 . Nor yet a new platform. 1. Overview 2. Driving 3. On the inside 4. Owning 5. Our verdict. Volvo XC 40 cars we've tested. Here are all the road tests from the range. Compare car finance. More on this car . Take one for a spin or order a brochure.

Meet the new volvo XC 40 . The compact SUV, by Volvo Cars . Volvo Cars is synonymous with road safety. We put our first safety cage into production in 1944 and created the three-point safety belt back in 1959.

Maple Leaf Gets First Volvo XC40 in Canada .
Volvo is turning over a new leaf with the XC40 compact crossover. So they turned the first one in Canada over to a new Leaf. Volvo's first subcompact crossover was unveiled in Canada yesterday in R-Design trim at the Toronto Auto Show.&nbsp;Volvo is turning over a new leaf with the XC40 compact crossover. So they turned the first one in Canada over to a new Leaf.

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