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Brand New Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] R DESIGN 5dr Geartronic

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's instrument display9" centre console portrait touch screen
Adjustable steering wheel forceBluetooth hands free telephone kit
Drive mode selectorLane keep assist with driver alert control
Oncoming Lane MitigationSensus navigation with European mapping and traffic information
Speed limiterSpeed sensitive steering
Voice control systemVolvo on call

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioSteering wheel mounted remote controls

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lights with high level LED brake lightsAuto dimming interior mirror
Automatic headlamp levellingBlack stone door mirrors
Black stone roofColour coordinated auto folding and heated power door mirrors
Dark tinted glass for rear windows + rear screen + side luggage area windowDual integrated exhaust pipes with high gloss black surround
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsEmbossed rear side roof pillar
Front and rear electric windowsFront tread plates
High Gloss black front and rear skid plateHigh gloss black lower front bumper
High gloss black mesh front grille with high gloss black surroundHigh gloss black roof rails
High gloss black window trimHome safe and approach lighting
LED front fog lightsLED Headlights + Active high beam incorporating daytime running lights
Rain sensor windscreen wipersRear wiper
Roof antennaRoof spoiler
Visible VIN plate 

Interior Features

12V socket in front tunnel console and cargo compartment2 zone electronic climate control with Clean zone air quality system + pollen filter + cooled glovebox
3 spoke leather steering wheel with chrome trim60/40 split folding rear seat
A-pillar parking ticket holderAmbient front door and instrumental panel lighting
Black headliningBright metal luggage threshold
Centre console cupholders and storageDriver seat height/tilt/lumbar adjust
Driver's side lower dashboard credit card storage compartmentExtended front seat cushions
Front door pocket and front cupholder illuminationFront footwell illumination
Front tunnel net pocket and integrated waste binGlovebox bag hook
Height/reach adjustable steering columnHigh gloss centre tunnel deco
Illuminated luggage compartmentIlluminated tailgate
Illuminated vanity mirrors + ticket holderIsofix attachments on rear seats
Leather coloured key integrated remoteLeather/nubuck upholstery
Load protection netLockable/illuminated glovebox
Multicolour theatre lightsPassenger seat adjustable for lumbar support
Perforated leather gearknobPerforated leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles
Rear armrest / integral cup holders / storage trayRear reading and courtesy lights
Sports pedalsUnderfloor stowage compartment

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsCity safety
Drivers knee airbagDSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control
Dual stage Driver/Passenger AirbagsElectronic parking brake with auto hold
Fasten seatbelt reminderFirst aid kit
Hill descent controlHill start assist
Inflatable curtainPassenger airbag cut-off device
Road sign information displayRun off Road Mitigation
Run off Road ProtectionSeatbelt reminder and pretensioners
SIPS (Side Impact Protection System)SIPS airbags
Slippery road and hazard light alertTyre pressure monitoring system
Vehicle deceleration control with Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Distribution and Emergency Brake AssistWarning triangle
WHIPS whiplash protection system - front 

Security

Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensorFuel flap with deadlocking system
Key integrated remote control central lockingLocking wheel nuts
Private locking for tailgate 

Trim

Cutting edge aluminium inlay
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)147Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb166WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max179
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min162 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1477Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders3Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrueWLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max7.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min7.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min7.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min6.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max10.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min9.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max7.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min7.1WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max35.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min39.2WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max35.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min39.8WLTP - MPG - High - Max42.2
WLTP - MPG - High - Min46.3WLTP - MPG - Low - Max26.6
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min28.5WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max36.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min39.8 

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power163
Coin DescriptionT3 [163]Coin SeriesR Design
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0723E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %97NCAP Child Occupant Protection %87
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %71
NCAP Safety Assist %76Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.6Engine Power - BHP163
Engine Power - KW120Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT195
Engine Torque - MKG27Engine Torque - NM265
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed124

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/55 R18
Tyre Size Rear235/55 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 DOUBLE SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1658Length4425
Wheelbase2702Width1910
Width (including mirrors)2034 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)54Gross Vehicle Weight2120
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1336Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)586
Max. Loading Weight566Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1554No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volvo XC40

Volvo has never made a small SUV but it needed one. Hence some new beginnings with this XC40. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Volvo's XC40 is much more than just a smaller version of the brand's larger SUVs. It gets its own all-new 'CMA' platform and a very distinct design to set itself apart. The result is a slightly unusual alternative to premium-branded compact SUVs like Audi's Q3 and the BMW X1.

Background

Volvo took its time in developing a contender for the industry's fastest-growing market segment, that for compact family hatchback-based SUVs. Unless you count the gussied-up V40 Cross Country model - which we don't - the Swedish brand has never had a car in this class. The XC40 put that right. Under the skin lies a freshly developed 'Compact Modular Architecture' platform that Volvo has created with its Chinese owner Geely. It's a chassis that will in future be used by a whole range of new compact Volvo models, but it's hard to believe that many of them will be much more significant than this one. Established premium brand compact SUV contenders like BMW's X1, Mercedes' GLA and Audi's Q2 and Q3 crossovers are all within this XC40's sights. So it'll have to be good.

Driving Experience

The XC40's 'CMA' platform has been based around provision for a whole range of future cutting-edge Volvo powerplants, including three cylinder engines plus a Plug-in hybrid and a fully-electric version. If you want to fuel from the green pump, the range starts with the three cylnder 1.5-litre 163hp T3 variant, which is only offered with front wheel drive and a choice of either manual or auto transmission. This petrol engine also features in 180hp form mated to an 82hp electric motor in the T5 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid. Further up the petrol range, there's Volvo's 2.0-litre unit which has to be mated to auto transmission. It's available in 190hp form in the T4 derivative (offered with front or four-wheel drive). Or you can have the same engine in 247hp guise in the top T5 variant (which has to have AWD). As for the 2.0-litre diesels, well things kick off with the 150hp D3, which comes with front or four wheel drive and manual or auto transmission. Or there's the 190hp D4, which comes in auto 4WD form only. Available driving systems include the brand's 'Pilot Assist' autonomous set-up which can steer and brake for you on the highway.

Design and Build

It's an interesting combination this. A Swedish-branded product, financed by a Chinese conglomerate, styled by a British designer and built in a Dutch factory. We'll start with the penman, a young Englishman Ian Kettle who says that the look of this car was inspired by robots he'd seen in sci-fi movies. In styling this contender, his brief was to give the XC40 its own identity, rather than simply making it a down-sized XC60. So while this car shares its bigger stablemate's 'Thor's Hammer' LED headlights and clamshell bonnet, it also gets unique touches like an inverted front grille and coupe-like rear styling. To some extent of course, the XC40 had to be different because it rides on quite different underpinnings, a 'CMA' ('Common Modular Architecture') platform that'll be seen on a whole range of future small models from Volvo and its Chinese parent Geely. What it means here is that for the first time, Volvo has a range of three SUVs; other brands have that too of course but in this case, the three products are each quite distinct in character. The Swedish brand hopes that'll be significant.

Market and Model

Prices start at just over £30,000 and range up to just over £42,000. There are three main levels of trim - 'Momentum', 'R-Design' and 'Inscription', with plusher 'Pro' variants of each. Every version of the XC40 is very well equipped. As standard, even entry-level 'Momentum' variants come with LED headlights with optional active high beam, two-zone climate control with a 'CleanZone' air-filtration system, rear parking sensors, a 12.3-inch TFT instrument binnacle display and 18" alloy wheels. If you upgrade to sporty 'R-Design' trim, you additionally get gloss black styling details including a contrasting colour black roof, plus diamond-cut or matt black alloy wheels, part-leather seats and aluminium dash inlays. Top-spec 'Inscription' variants meanwhile, enjoy fill-leather upholstery, an electric tailgate, wood detailing and a crystal glass gearlever. As ever with Volvo, a key focus is safety. An autonomous braking system is standard-fit and this system can specifically detect people and animals. There's also an 'Oncoming Lane Mitigation' set-up that not only stops you from pulling out into the path of an oncoming vehicle but can also steer you away from such an impact. Pilot Assist, Volvo's innovative semi-autonomous drive feature, is an optional extra on every XC40, as is 'Run-off Road Protection and Mitigation'. And Cross Traffic Alert with brake support', which warn you of oncoming vehicles when you're reversing out of a space.

Cost of Ownership

The 150hp D3 variant most will choose offers WLTP-rated combined fuel consumption of up to 51.4mpg on the combined cycle and NEDC-rated CO2 emissions from around 127g/km - that's in front-driven manual form. If you go for the pokier 190hp D4 AWD auto variant, you'll be looking at up to 44.1mpg and 131g/km. The petrol-powered 163hp T3 offers combined fuel economy of up to 41.5mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions from 142g/km. Go for the top 190hp AWD T5 auto derivative and you can expect the figures to be 34.0mpg and 164g/km. The T5 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid manages the faintly unbelievable official WLTP reading of 141.1mpg and an NEDC-rated 38g/km of CO2. Maintenance should be relatively affordable for a car of this kind, with three or five year pre-paid servicing packages are available to help you budget ahead. If you pay extra for the useful 'On Call with App' remote connectivity system, this Volvo can be programmed to autonomously realise when a service is due, then automatically book it for you at a dealership of your choice. Finally, we'll tell you that the warranty is the usual three year, 60,000 mile package.

Summary

Volvo clearly felt that to break into the premium brand compact SUV segment, it had to offer something distinctively different to its German rivals, so that's exactly what we've got. Not everyone will like the looks but there's no doubt that they will help the brand to target buyers who would never previously have considered a Volvo. Will these people pass up a premium German-branded alternative to own this car though? Well, the class-leading safety standards may be tempting for some. And the personalisation options a deciding factor for others. Overall, if you're looking for a quality option that's a bit more unique in this segment, Volvo thinks it has a car that'll interest you very much.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
90%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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