The 2019 Volvo XC40 compact crossover is unapologetically cast towards consumers who cannot keep in mind the first season of “The Simpsons.” It pioneers a new way to spend for a car, and the 2019 XC40 sports lots of features that may impress younger buyers. The color combination avoids swatches from your moms and dads’ closets and provides blues, reds, whites, and oranges that appear like a smart idea– in the meantime.
2019 Volvo XC40 Release Date
The 2019 Volvo XC40 goes on sale in March in T5 Momentum and R-Design trims with all-wheel drive. Front-drive T4 versions will get here later on in the year. The XC40 is a substantial departure from Volvo’s other crossovers on the surface area– and much deeper ways too. The possibilities for appearances vary from Amazon Blue with a white roof and white wheels, to bright red with a black roof and black 20-inch wheels. Come at me, brother.
2019 Volvo XC40 Styling
The 2019 Volvo XC40 gets out of the XC mold a little and charts its own direction from the lineup, which mainly works. It’s a more youthful crossover than the other two, bigger Volvo offerings, inside and out. The intense style wears extroverted colors too, which will not be for everyone. We like that. Unlike the XC60 and XC90, which were drawn by Thomas Ingenlath, the XC40 was delivered from unheralded 31-year-old Ian Kettle, who sent the preliminary style 5 years back, fresh from art school in London.
The outcome is an XC40 that gets a few of Volvo’s familiar cues, however with its own spin. Rather of a convex grille from the XC60 and XC90, the XC40 takes a concave and a lip that adds a small underbite. The signature LED headlights– called “Thor’s hammer” by Volvo designers—- flank the grill and reach up toward a stamped clamshell hood that eases the nose from any shunt lines. The roof line is overshadowed by an window line that kinks up from the rear door to develop a fat rear roofing pillar that satisfies one of three roofing system colors with a cutline and trim piece that mixes the joints well. On R-Design models, the trim is stamped with an “R-Design” logo that we especially like. Along the bottom, a consisted of trapezoidal stamp separate the vertical weight of the doors and ties the front to the back well.
2019 Volvo XC40 Interior
Inside, the XC40 blends a horizontal dash with a vertical touchscreen towards the middle, where the crossover is its lightest. We admit that the “Lava Orange” carpet will not be for most buyers, however it’s a rejuvenating take on exactly what might have been a really dark interior. The door inserts curtained in brilliant colors look strangely odd– and bottom-heavy– but the storage they provide is worth the risk. The XC40 looks much younger than the XC60 and XC90, and suddenly it makes a lot more sense to us.
2019 Volvo XC40 Engine
The 2019 Volvo XC40 is a new crossover on a new platform for Volvo, and one that will generate numerous versions in the near future. However the existing crossover shouldn’t be ignored. The very first examples to hit our coasts in March 2018 will be equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 that makes 248 horse power and 258 pound-feet of torque. Paired to an 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive, Volvo calls the early versions T5 AWD, although more powertrains are on their way. None of those are world-beating, however the XC40 has a stable flight even with the base suspension.
Together with a new skeleton, the XC40 boasts new powertrains with an electric version on the way. The turbo-4 found under the hoods of T5 variants is good; power is provided quickly without being too sharp, and the 8-speed doesn’t skip ahead too rapidly in the name of effectiveness.
Like other turbocharged engines, the turbo-4 in the T5 delivers its best punches early in the rev range. Volvo estimates that the T5 will accelerate as much as 60 miles per hour in 6.2 seconds, which corresponds the BMW X1 xDrive28i, and amongst the quickest in the class.