Volvo has taken the wraps off the 2018 Volvo XC40, which expands the SUV lineup. The new XC40 is the first model from the new 40 Series models, which will also include a new S40 and V40.
Based on Volvo’s new CMA platform, the XC40 borrows styling cues from its larger XC60 and XC90 brothers, but in a smaller more city friendly package. In addition to being used by the 40 Series models, Volvo has also confirmed that the CMA platform will be used by its future fully electric models.
Since the XC40 will be marketed to younger buyers, that don’t necessarily like the idea of buying a car, Volvo has announced the new “Care by Volvo” subscription service. Rather than deal with down payments, price negotiations and the overall hassle of buying a car, the new subscription service simply lets you lump everything into a single payment, including insurance and scheduled maintenance.
When the 2018 Volvo XC40 goes on sale, it will be available with a 188-hp D4 diesel and a 244-hp T5 four-cylinder gas engine. In the U.S. we won’t get the diesel. Hybrid and fully electric versions will be added at a later date in addition to a new 156-hp three-cylinder engine.
The trim levels will initially only consist of the Momentum and R-Design, but a base trim and top Inscription trim level will eventually be added. Inside the Momentum trim level comes standard with a 12.3-inch digital instrument display and a 9-inch touch screen infotainment system with navigation. There’s also dual-zone climate control, leather seats, LED headlights and rear parking assist. If you step up to the R-Design, you get different leather seats, a sport suspension and dual exhaust tips.
Safety and driver assistance features on the XC40 include Volvo Cars’ Pilot Assist system, City Safety, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic alert with brake support and the 360° Camera that helps drivers park in tight spaces.
The Volvo XC40 will go into production in November and you can place your order now for either the T5 Momentum or T45 R-Design. Pricing starts at $36,195 for the all-wheel-drive T5 Momentum, including destination fees. If you choose the all-wheel-drive T5 R-Design it will be priced at $38,695. If you wait until next summer, a cheaper T4 front-wheel drive model will be added starting at $34,195.