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Across the board the XC40 has been getting plenty of praise, but that's not to say that there aren't some shortcomings with Volvo's latest crossover. While there are far more things that Auto123.com likes about the XC40, it's worth having a look at what they think could be improved.

What we liked:

+ The power of the T5 engine
+ Its sporty side
+ Its road handling and drive comfort
+ A multitude of storage spaces throughout the cabin
+ Its streamlined, distinguished styling, both inside and out
+ Overall comfort and soft-touch materials
+ Impressive interior space
+ Its massive (deep and spacious) trunk
+ Rear-row legroom
+ Its sunroof
+ Its reasonable fuel consumption (even if you need to feed it Super)
+ Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
+ Its excellent braking system
+ Its very efficient Stop&Go system

What we liked less:

- The navigation system that doesn’t provide real-time traffic updates
- No option for automatic windshield wipers
- A hesitant transmission
- Over-zealous drive assist systems
- Big price tags on the top-end versions
- Infotainment system is slightly outdated and complicated to use
- The gear shifter that doesn’t allow for changing directly from Drive to Reverse
 

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Navigation issues will be resolved as Volvo moves towards their next generation infotainment system, which will be based upon Google Androids OS. We've already seen Apple open up Maps support with their latest software update. I think you could argue that a lot of the safety systems in cars actually end up feeling overbearing.
 

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Do you think or know that the changes to the info system and navigation will be able to be applied to current car xc40s?
 

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Do you think or know that the changes to the info system and navigation will be able to be applied to current car xc40s?
Not sure if it'll be as simple as a software update, but I doubt that Volvo will want to alienate customers of older models. JLR has announced that they will be offering a retro fit once their new system goes into place, but it is something you're going to have pay for.
 

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Not sure if it'll be as simple as a software update, but I doubt that Volvo will want to alienate customers of older models. JLR has announced that they will be offering a retro fit once their new system goes into place, but it is something you're going to have pay for.
the real challenge will be to what extent they can go for a setup that's relatively plug and play because already there's a lot of constraints.
not the greatest example but in the e-type its essentially a touchscreen setup squeezed into a single din space.

 
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