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Exterior

Its without a doubt that the all-new XC40 introduces an impressive take on design from Volvo. While some old Volvo design DNA has been carried on, the XC40 brings together some of the old and new in a unique way. Covering a few of many points, this time around we get a choice of three wheels ranging from 18-20 inches with an $800 mark up in price the higher you go, especially as trims vary (Momentum & R-Design). Further reflected in design are complementary optional features like the optional white contrast roof, panoramic roof, dark tinted rear windows, and a headlight high pressure cleaning system.

18" 5-SPOKE SILVER ALLOY WHEELS (921) (R137) - STANDARD
Volvo aluminum wheels are painted with 3 layers with a clear coat surface layer. All wheels also have pre-treatment base to increase protection against corrosion and are well ventilated and have good heat dissipation properties, suitable for all cars. Volvo aluminum wheels are centered on the hub with extremely small tolerances. In combination with small lateral run-out and roundness tolerances, this ensures good wheel balance.

19" 5-SPOKE BLACK WHITE ALLOY (REQUIRES WHITE CONTRAST ROOF & WHITE MIRROR CAPS) (923) (R127) - $800
Volvo aluminum wheels are painted with 3 layers with a clear coat surface layer. All wheels also have pre-treatment base to increase protection against corrosion and are well ventilated and have good heat dissipation properties, suitable for all cars. Volvo aluminum wheels are centered on the hub with extremely small tolerances. In combination with small lateral run-out and roundness tolerances, this ensures good wheel balance.

20" 5-SPOKE BLACK DIAMOND CUT ALLOY (917) (R129) - $800
Volvo aluminum wheels are painted with 3 layers with a clear coat surface layer. All wheels also have pre-treatment base to increase protection against corrosion and are well ventilated and have good heat dissipation properties, suitable for all cars. Volvo aluminum wheels are centered on the hub with extremely small tolerances. In combination with small lateral run-out and roundness tolerances, this ensures good wheel balance.

WHITE CONTRAST ROOF - $300

DARK TINTED REAR WINDOWS - STANDARD
The extra dark tinted glass for the rear windows add to the sophisticated look of your Volvo and help cut glare and keep cabin temperatures down in hot, sunny conditions.

HEATED WINDSHIELD WASHER NOZZLES - INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Heating prevents the washer fluid to freeze in the nozzles, ensuring that the windshield can be washed even in the harshest conditions.

HEADLIGHT HIGH PRESSURE CLEANING - INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
This feature uses high-pressure jets to efficiently clean the headlights of dirt and is activated together with the windshield washers. When activated, the nozzles pop out of the bumpers. Intelligent sequential cleaning helps save washer fluid.

PANORAMIC ROOF - $1,200
Our power-operated panoramic roof adds a superb experience of airiness and light inside your Volvo. For ventilation, the front section opens or tilts at the push of a button. A power-operated sunshade in perforated textile reduces glare on sunny days. The sunshade also maintains the airy feel inside the cabin.

POWER RETRACTABLE DOOR MIRRORS - INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
To protect your door mirrors from damage while the car for example is parked or driving through a car wash, press both buttons for the left and right mirror at the same time to fold them flat against the car. They can also be set to fold or unfold automatically every time you lock or unlock the car. And to facilitate parking, the door mirrors can tilt automatically (or by the push of a button) when reversing.
- Volvo USA
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Interior

On the inside, design is equally as impressive (or more depending on who you ask). Luxury immediately surrounds you with features the leather gearshift knob (standard) and the 3-spoke leather steering wheel. Color schemes from both the shifter and steering wheel play right into the optional charcoal headliner and seats that offer an impressive range of adjustment to suit any driver. Additional luxuries include an air quality control system (standard), a premium (optional) audio system from Harmon Kardon. Rear seated occupants get a fold down arm rest with cup holders.

LEATHER GEARSHIFT KNOB - STANDARD
Leather-clad gear knob is in total harmony with the rest of the interior, generating an exclusive, luxurious finish to the passenger compartment.

3-SPOKE LEATHER STEERING WHEEL W/DECO INLAY - STANDARD
Hand-stitched leather-wrapped steering wheel in uni-deco trim adds a satin silk frame to the wheel’s boss and spokes. Distinctive zig-zag stitching adds to the finely crafted feel.

URBAN GRID ALUMINUM INLAYS - STANDARD
The concave brushed aluminum inlays with trimmed grooves on the dashboard and upper front door panel creates a sophisticated, contemporary look and feel. And beautifully lit when it's dark, the decor further enhances the interior ambiance – day and night.

CHARCOAL HEADLINER - $200
Enjoy a more dynamic, cockpit-like feel inside your Volvo with our charcoal headliner.
(Std. on Amber and Oxide Red interiors)

2-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL + CLEANZONE + COOLED GLOVE BOX - INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
This efficient, electronically controlled automatic system maintains your desired cabin temperature and can be set independently for the driver and front passenger side.
  • -The automatic fan function can be set in five different levels.
  • -Separate adjustable air vents in the roof pillars for the rear passengers.
  • -Climate settings and functions are controlled from the front seats using the touch screen.
  • -An efficient cabin filter helps keep the incoming air free from dust, pollen and other particles.
CLEANZONE - STANDARD
This system continuously monitors the incoming air quality and detects substances – such as carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon and nitrogen dioxides and will temporarily shut off all incoming air and start recirculating the air inside the cabin.
It also helps reduce some chemical odors from the outside, ie: from windshield washer fluid. This helps to ensure that the air you breathe in the car is clean, often cleaner than that outside.

HARMAN KARDON PREMIUM SOUND - INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Our high-end audio system Harman Kardon Premium Sound delivers a beautifully balanced, powerful sound. 13 speakers including our patented sub-woofers with Air Woofer Technology™ and an air-ventilated subwoofer delivers a precise, powerful bass. The sub-woofer is mounted behind the dashboard to free up the front doors for valuable extra storage space.

HIGH PERFORMANCE AUDIO SYSTEM - STANDARD
Created for the acoustics of your Volvo, our High Performance audio system provides a really crisp and natural sound. Our patented woofers with Air Woofer Technology™ behind the dashboard delivers a precise, powerful bass and frees up the front doors for extra storage. This powerful audio system with eight speakers is conveniently operated via steering wheel buttons, the centre display with touch screen or voice control.
- Volvo USA
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Safety

From the XC40's very core safety has been a top priority. The reinforced steel frame that manages energy from collisions to minimize the impact on occupants along with advanced side and frontal impact systems remain the most impressive features. Volvo continued to include advanced safety tech that up to par with most car makers these days. Those include; blind spot alert, cross traffic alert, post-collision automatic braking, city safety collision avoidance, additional airbags to protect your head, face and chest, along with many others too many to list. Hopefully in future model years we get more autonomous features.

AIRBAGS, DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER - STANDARD
In a frontal collision, the driver and passenger airbags help protect your head, face and chest. The airbags adapt the level of inflation depending on the force of the impact. The driver’s airbag also interacts with the deformation of the collapsible steering column.

ACTIVE BENDING LIGHTS - INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
As you steer, the headlights turn to illuminate the curve ahead. LED illumination allows you to enjoy high beam with even greater radiation and range. The system uses a camera at the upper edge of the windshield to detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles or the taillights of a vehicle directly ahead. When this happens, the headlights will automatically switch from high beams to low beams. When the camera no longer detects the headlights/ taillights of other vehicles, your headlights will switch back to high beams after several seconds. Active Bending Lights are added to standard Full LED Headlights w/ Thor's Hammer Daytime Running Lights & Auto Highbeam

AUTOMATIC BRAKING AFTER COLLISION - STANDARD
Helping to reduce the risk for more damage and injury after a collision – like colliding into other cars or people – your Volvo brakes automatically when the safety belt pre-tensioners or an airbag are activated.

ENERGY-ABSORBING INTERIOR - STANDARD
All the panels and door sides are padded with energy-absorbing materials to help reduce the risk of injury to the car’s passengers.

HILL DESCENT CONTROL - STANDARD
Hill Descent Control offers a smooth and controlled hill descent on steep, rough and slippery roads. Simply push the Hill Descent Control button and the vehicle will descend using the brake system to control each wheel’s rotating speed. It also makes it easier to begin acceleration when towing a trailer or pulling a boat up a boat ramp. The technology also works in reverse gear.

INFLATABLE CURTAIN - STANDARD
In a frontal offset collision, a side impact or a roll*over accident the Inflatable Curtain (IC) helps protect the heads of both front and rear passengers who are sitting on the sides. It also stays inflated for several seconds to provide prolonged protection in the event of secondary impacts.

LED FRONT FOG LIGHTS WITH CORNERING FUNCTION - INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
At speeds of up to 25 mph, these fog lights with cornering function illuminates the area in which you’re turning at up to 15 degrees around the car – for instance if you’re parking, turning into a small road or driving through a narrow gateway at night. To enhance your control during reversing in the dark, the cornering light activates on both sides to illuminate the area around your car.
(Foglights are std. on R-Design, the cornering function is included in this package).

REINFORCED PASSENGER COMPARTMENT - STANDARD
Our passenger compartment is reinforced with a great amount of one of the strongest steel types available – boron steel.
-In a collision, this steel helps to dissipate the energy of the crash to reduce the impact on those inside the car.
- Volvo USA
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Performance

While we're still waiting for a higher performing XC40 model, current launch models still remain impressive regardless how you look at them. The most impressive of all is the nearly 250 horsepower and torque forced induction powertrain mated to an 8-speed transmission to make the most of it. Reduced engine weight aids in its decent get-up-and-go power even with the heavier steel frame. AWD and electric power-steering helps us tame it all, fine adjustments made through the various drive mode settings take this a step further. Anyone that gets seat time in the new XC40 can likely see its potential for greater performance.

T5 AWD - STANDARD
248 hp, 258 lb. ft. torque, Direct-Injected Turbocharged Engine, Eight-speed Geartronic™ Automatic with Start/Stop & Adaptive Shift

Using low friction engine technology, innovative engine management system, common rail direct fuel injection and advanced turbo technology this engine maximizes power and efficiency. For your everyday driveability, the turbo provides particularly good response at low to medium engine speeds.

Low engine weight contributes to balanced handling on winding roads, while Start/Stop technology and our Eco function optimize the powertrain and the climate system to further reduce fuel consumption and CO2-emissions.

ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) - STANDARD
The advanced AWD system with Instant Traction™ has an electronic management system that constantly monitors the speed of the wheels, the throttle, engine torque, engine speed and the brakes. As driving conditions change, wheels with the best grip get the most power. When a tire loses traction, power is reduced to that wheel and instantly transferred to the more sure-footed wheels.

DRIVE MODE SETTING - STANDARD
Our drive mode control allows you to instantly adapt the powertrain and steering characteristics to your preferences and driving conditions. Comfort, Eco, Dynamic, Off-road and an Individual mode – switch between the modes with the elegant roller control in the tunnel console. Comfort mode optimises comfort, while Eco mode calibrates the powertrain and climate system for lowest possible fuel consumption. Dynamic mode is calibrated for sporty driving, with quick engine, gearbox, steering and braking responses. Off-road mode facilitates driving on poor roads and in difficult situations. In the Individual mode, you can tailor your own personal drive mode.

EIGHT-SPEED GEARTRONIC™ AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - STANDARD
This Eight-speed Geartronic™ Automatic Transimssion ensures you're always in the right gear – whether it's for optimal engine response and driveability, or for a smooth driving experience with the highest fuel-efficiency. Whenever you're in the mood for dynamic driving, just shift to manual mode.

START/STOP TECHNOLOGY - STANDARD
The Start/Stop function helps reduces fuel consumption and exhaust emissions in the city. When you stop at a traffic light or in a traffic queue, the engine shuts off temporarily to eliminate idling and restarts instantly when you resume driving.

CAP-LESS FUEL FILLING - STANDARD
The fuel filler lid conveniently opens at a press of a button on your remote key, and once opened there's no cap to unscrew and remove. This also prevents the wrong kind of fuel filling nozzle from being inserted. An integrated seal opens when the filling nozzle is inserted and closes when it's removed.
- Volvo USA
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Versatility

Versatility doesn't stop at the XC40's interior, exterior and performance as seen above, it gets much deeper than that. What we're talking about here are the every day conveniences that while small in nature, make a big difference. Standing out among all listed below are connected systems like Volvo's Navigation System, a 12.3 Digital Drive Display and a Smartphone Interface that allows for Andriod Auto and Apple Car Play. Driving gets easier with rain sensors that take away all the guess work, autonomous-like and traditional parking systems and auto-dimming mirrors.

12.3" DIGITAL DRIVER DISPLAY - STANDARD
The 12.3" driver display intuitively shows relevant driver information – including navigation directions, telephone and actual road signs. The display layout adapts to how you use it, and you have four graphic modes to choose from. Right in front of the driver, the display features two large round instruments and one central information display. If you use the navigation system, that display becomes bigger. To make it comfortable for your eyes, the driver display's brightness automatically adjusts to the exterior light.

12.3" DIGITAL DRIVER DISPLAY - STANDARD
The 12.3" driver display intuitively shows relevant driver information – including navigation directions, telephone and actual road signs. The display layout adapts to how you use it, and you have four graphic modes to choose from. Right in front of the driver, the display features two large round instruments and one central information display. If you use the navigation system, that display becomes bigger. To make it comfortable for your eyes, the driver display's brightness automatically adjusts to the exterior light.

AUTO DIMMING INTERIOR MIRROR - INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Ending the need to take your hand off the steering wheel and stop headlight beams shining in your eyes, the anti-dazzle function is stepless and returns to normal when it's no longer needed.

INDUCTIVE CHARGING FOR SMART PHONE - INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Keep your smartphone within easy reach and charge it at the same time. No wires needed – just put your smartphone in the storage space beneath the centre touch screen and inductive charging ensures the battery is charged.

POWER FOLDING REAR BACKREST FROM TAILGATE OPENING + POWER HEADRESTS - INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
You can bring up to three passengers in the rear seat. A folding armrest with integrated cup holders and extra storage at the outer seats further enhance convenience. For additional comfort when it's cold, electrical heating is available for the outer rear seat positions. And when required, the backrests fold separately in two sections to make it possible to combine both cargo and passengers easily and conveniently.

STORAGE BOX WITH LID UNDER DRIVER SEAT CUSHION - INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Adding to your convenience, there's a hidden storage under the driver’s seat for items such as a phone, wallet, camera or a smaller handbag or tablet. The storage is easy to access and helps maintain a clean interior look.
- Volvo USA
 
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