The new Volvo XC40 small SUV has been named European Car of the Year.
The XC40 sets a new standard in its segment in terms of design, connectivity and safety technology.
Volvo's compact luxury SUV is well equipped and embraces an off-beat but appealing Swedish philosophy, providing something a little different to its European rivals. With a unique take on design, storage and technology, this new Volvo is daring yet sensible at the same time
The XC40 measures 4425mm long, riding on a 2702mm wheelbase. This makes it a rough match for offerings like the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA, and a fair bit longer than the new Audi Q2 and its ageing Q3 sibling. The XC40 is wider and taller than most, too, at 1863mm and 1652mm respectively.
Rear storage is listed at 460 litres with the rear seats up, growing to 1336 litres when the 60/40 split-folding seats are laid flat.
The XC40 is also the first Volvo to come with a car-sharing feature, enabled via Volvo’s digital key technology and its connected services platform Volvo On Call. XC40 owners can simply share their car with family and friends without having to hand over a physical key.
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 manoeuvre their car into tight parking spaces.
The XC40 also offers ingenious interior design and storage ideas with more functional storage space in the doors and under the seats, a special space for phones including inductive charging, a foldout hook for small bags, plus a removable waste bin in the tunnel console.
The XC40 is a hit in Europe with demand outpacing supply as it represents a commendable mix of aesthetic and practical design in combination with world-class driver aids. Are you one of the lucky owners of the first limited release XC40?
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