Volvo is adding its first ever three-cylinder engine to the XC40’s options list. Volvo hasn’t announced if it will be available in the US, but in the UK the XC40 T3 arrives with a £27,610 price tag ($35,521 US).
The Volvo XC40 T3 is powered by a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine with 156 horsepower and 195 lb-ft. of torque. The three-cylinder is mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission, but an eight-speed automatic will be added later. The tiny engine gives the XC40 T3 a 0-62 mph time of 9.4 seconds.
“The XC40 is the ideal recipient of the new T3 engine, a unit that demonstrates Volvo’s commitment to innovative engineering and technology that prioritizes compact packaging without compromising performance and efficiency,” stated Jon Wakefield, Managing Director of Volvo Car UK. “Together with the other powertrain additions to the line-up, it gives us a comprehensive model range that will help the XC40 achieve its full market potential.”
In the UK, the XC40 is now available with 38 different combinations of engines, equipment grades and transmissions.