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Volvo is expanding their XC40 lineup in the States with a new trim called the Inscription, and it’s set to be their most well-equipped variant to date. There’s also a new three-cylinder engine and a

Those opting for the range-topping Inscription XC40 will find their new vehicles equipped with ‘Inscription’ engraved skidplates, chrome on the side windows and mesh grille, unique 18, 19-or 20-inch rims and model-specific paint options. The interior receives a bit of tender love and care as well with a crystal gear-shift knob and the same Driftwood trim Vovlo offered in the XC60.

As for the 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine belonging to the Volvo Drive-E engine family, AutoBlog says it’ll initially be paired with a manual six-speed gearbox only with an automatic eight-speed transmission being offered later on.

The engine specs seem to be missing at this point in time, but we do know the new three-cylinder will be joining “Volvo's 150-horsepower D3 five-cylinder diesel and 190-hp T4 gasoline engines” in the XC40’s powertrain lineup. There’s even mention of a hybrid system being added at a later date.

Pricing isn’t available for the XC40 Inscription yet, but we’re expecting something above the R-Design model’s $38,695 starting price.
 
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