Volvo XC40 near Lancaster, PA

"Volvo is breaking a lot of new ground with the XC40"  D. Bolduc/Automotive News

The XC40 finally brings the covetable Swedish aesthietic to just about everyone... Expect to see them everywhere"  L. Roberts/Architectural Digest

March 20, 2018
Inscription added to XC40 model line-up.
The new Inscription trim level will bring a luxurious element to the XC40 lineup, offering unique features and an expanded list of standard equipment that is uncommon in the compact premium SUV market.
  
   
 

March 2018: Named European Car of the Year ahead of the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. It is the first win of this prestigious award for Volvo Cars, the premium car maker.



"Winning this award with our new XC40 is perfect timing," said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars. "Volvo now has three globally available SUVs in its range for the first time. The XC40 will be a strong contributor to further growth, taking us into a new and fast-growing small SUV segment."

The XC40 win means that the complete line-up of new global Volvo SUVs have each been named Car of the Year in either Europe or North America. Both the large XC90 and mid-size XC60 were awarded the North American Truck/Utility of the Year title in the past two years.

The 2018 European Car of the Year award follows other recent recognition for the XC40, including the Car of the Year award by leading UK automotive publication What Car?

The XC40 sets a new standard in its segment in terms of design, connectivity and safety technology. Early orders in excess of 20,000 cars across Europe and the US indicate that this is an appealing combination for customers. The XC40 roll-out will soon extend to China - the world's biggest car market - where Volvo is expecting similar strong interest.

The XC40 is the first model on Volvo Cars' new compact modular vehicle architecture (CMA), which will underpin all upcoming cars in the 40 Series, including fully electrified vehicles. Co-developed together with Geely, CMA provides the company with the necessary economies of scale for this segment.

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Volvo Car USA debuts the XC40 Inscription - Feb 19, 2018

The XC40 will soon be available in the luxurious Inscription level trim. This trim offers unique exterior styling details including skidplates, side window and grill mesh chrome and model-specific car colors. Inside, Inscription adds a newly designed crystal gear knob and the attractive Driftwood deco, which Volvo first introduced in its award-winning XC60 mid-size SUV.

"The new XC40 is a youthful car that suits drivers with a strong sense of individuality," said Alexander Petrofski. "We want our customers to be able to make a statement their way - subtle or otherwise - and so we want to offer them more choices, both in performance and styling."

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Care by Volvo (a Comprehensive Subscription Ownership Plan)

Just like a cell phone, only better - no hassle, no down payment, and includes Premium Liberty Mutual auto insurance, factory maintenance,15,000 miles/year, wear and tear replacements, road hazard and roadside assistance, and extended damage coverage all for one monthly payment:

Available via self-online order, check choose either a well equipped Momentum or sporty R-Design Trim, choose exterior and interior, submit an applicable $500 reservation and sit back, let Volvo do the rest - Pick up your new XC40 at Stadel Motors next Spring and drive away.  Care by Volvo online HERE

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(ROCKLEIGH, N.J.) Volvo Cars introduces the XC40 SUV, setting a new benchmark for design, technology and safety in the compact SUV market. Award winning technology from the 90 and 60 series cars are standard in the XC40, including safety innovations rarely offered among competitors. The Volvo XC40 will be among the safest, well-equipped compact SUVs available. At launch, the T5 all-wheel drive Momentum trim will start at $35,200. In summer 2018, a T4 front wheel drive will be introduced starting at $33,200.

The new XC40 represents Volvo's third SUV and is focused on a new expression of Scandinavian design. The XC40 is the smallest SUV offered by Volvo, preceded by Volvo's largest SUV, the XC90, which is the most awarded luxury SUV of the century. The mid-sized XC60 is arriving at US retailers now and has been positively received. With the introduction of the XC40, Volvo completes its SUV range and offers three of the newest vehicles in their respective segments.

"The XC40 is our first entry in the small SUV segment, broadening the appeal of the Volvo brand and moving it in a new direction," said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. "It represents a fresh, creative and distinctive new member of the Volvo line-up."

The XC40's bold exterior is available with a range of body colors and color-contrast roof, providing up to 17 combinations. In the front, Volvo's signature Thor's hammer daytime running lights compliment a new interpretation of Volvo's grill. The XC40 has a strong, structured profile for a youthful expression. Large wheels, wheel arches and an 8.3" ride height provide a true SUV feeling.

With a clever use of space and interior materials, the XC40 introduces a bold rendition of Scandinavian design and functionality. An available panoramic sunroof allows natural light into the cabin and at night, integrated LED mood lighting can be color adjusted to match the mood or temperature the driver desires. This lighting, combined with unique metal and textile materials, creates a feeling of creativity, energy and youthfulness.

Volvo conducted extensive global research into how compact SUVs are used and discovered proper storage is essential. With ample interior space for both passengers and storage, smart daily-use features such as large door pockets, integrated bag hooks and a customizable cargo area help organize the driver's life while in the car. Wireless QI mobile phone charging and Bluetooth connectivity with the standard 9" Sensus Connect touchscreen helps reduce the clutter of charging cables and connectors. A dedicated cell phone storage space frees up cup holders and other areas commonly used by customers to store their phone. The development of a unique air-ventilated woofer located behind the dashboard allows for more storage in the door panels without sacrificing stereo sound in the cabin.

Connectivity is core to the XC40, featuring 4 years of Volvo On Call as standard and the ability to share the car with trusted friends and family via a mobile phone app. Applications such as Spotify, Pandora and Yelp are available via the center touch screen, as well as Volvo's Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

With standard City Safety, which includes pedestrian, cyclist, vehicle and large animal detection with emergency autobrake, the XC40 is one of the best-equipped small premium SUVs on the market. Safety and driver assistance features on the XC40 include Pilot Assist, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic alert with brake support and the 360° Camera that helps drivers maneuver their car into tight parking spaces.

Volvo Cars is inventing a new model of car access with the launch of the new Volvo XC40 called "Care by Volvo." Care by Volvo is an all-inclusive, negotiation-free option that will be offered alongside traditional purchase and lease choices. This will make having a car as transparent, easy and hassle free as having a phone: a national, flat-rate monthly fee, combined with the opportunity to upgrade to a new car as early as 12 months. Care by Volvo in the United States includes almost everything needed to own and operate a car such as maintenance, insurance, wear and tear items and protection services.

The new XC40 is the first model on Volvo Cars' new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which will underpin all other upcoming cars in the 40 Series including fully electrified vehicles.

From start of production, the XC40 will be available with a T5 four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain with all-wheel drive. Further powertrain options, including a hybridized as well as a pure electric version, will be added later.

Production of the new XC40 starts in Volvo Cars' plant in Ghent, Belgium in November, while order books will open today. Details regarding Care by Volvo will be released at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

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Behind the Design ......

The new XC40 is Volvo's first car out on its new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) and includes a range of ground-breaking technologies first introduced in its 90- and 60 Series siblings based on Volvo's larger Scalable Product Architecture (SPA).

 Volvo's approach to safety and user experience builds on a philosophy it calls the Circle of Life: a constant improvement of standards and technologies, based on consumer insights and real life data.

 Safety and driver assistance features offered on the XC40 include Volvo's semi-autonomous Pilot Assist system, the latest generation of City Safety, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic alert with auto brake and the 360° Camera that helps drivers manoeuvre their car into tight parking spaces. These and other technologies make the XC40 one of the best-equipped small premium SUVs.

 "Modern city life presents complex challenges for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and other road users. With the XC40, we aim to reduce the so-called cognitive load on the driver. While our safety and driver assistance systems actively identify and mitigate potential conflicts, you as a driver can relax more and therefore enjoy city driving," said Malin Ekholm, Vice President Volvo Cars Safety Centre.

 While the starting point for each new Volvo is the most advanced safety and driver assistance systems, the new XC40 also benefits from the high levels of safety and infotainment found in its larger stablemates.

 "We built a confident, easy-to-use and convenient everyday user experience based on real-life interaction and research, starting from our foundation of leading safety. The XC40 is a car for a generation of consumers that expect full connectivity. All screens have been optimised for a safe, easy and efficient interaction, to support active city driving," said Ödgärd Andersson, Vice President Vehicle Software & Electronics at Volvo Cars.

 "Like the larger XC60 and XC90 SUVs, the XC40 features Volvo's connected Sensus infotainment system, centred around the now familiar large, portrait-oriented touchscreen. Easy to use and intuitive, the Sensus interface allows drivers to access a host of functions and services," concluded Ödgärd Andersson.

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