Everything about the Volvo XC40: art, technology and interior of the new SUV

Everything about the Volvo XC40: art, technology and interior of the new SUV

To get the Volvo XC40 is not a clone scale XC90, Volvo has had to reinvent all the pieces of the puzzle that is to build a car. We tell all his secrets.

Volvo XC40 details

Volvo XC40 details

Volvo XC40 details

Volvo XC40 details

We would need an entire blog to describe the Volvo XC40 new, but it can be summarized that has only been able to build because it has been started from scratch, including a new platform called CMA -of "Compact Modular Architecture"- from which they will be born smaller models.

Volvo: built with head

Modular means that the car is presented as Lego pieces that all fit together. The various engines fit like a glove in one body, in the same way they would cubes of different color or size of a Lego.

Petrol and diesel based common design

In turn, these engines are composed of many interchangeable parts; even in the case of Diesel and gasoline, there are huge matches, It is designed at the same time giving maximum flexibility to the manufacturing plants. This explains that Volvo can announce that no longer develop future diesel engines, without this being having to leave a factory and give up on investment.

The Volvo XC40, inside out

With their 2.70 4.425 meters and wheelbase, It has a size slightly larger than an Opel Astra, for instance. The most striking when you sit in the XC40 is its easy access and amplitude. It is not only real space, there -in the rear seats, feel they are designed for Nordic spiky-, but also the design makes this clear feeling. The rear seats have good legroom two visors metalizados- groomed, with outputs adjustable ventilation and the central square has a central headrest with a well-usable height.

Vents behind the Volvo XC90, with optional heated seats

Preside over the front seats one 9 inch touchscreen Volvo taken from the top and a raised central console. The driving position feels conventional, in what is a Volvo: in fact, under the skin conceals all that is in the XC90 and family, especially security systems and interaction with the controls. Without being as his cousin Lynk&Co, Also Geely Group of companies, who wanted to be an element of connectivity can transport you, the Volvo XC40 pretend to be a leader in connectivity. The driver will enjoy a digital instrument.

Box Volvo XC40 digital instruments

Not yet completed the development of those agreements with Google for which Volvo will have Android installed natively, but boasts to be the latest in connectivity Android and Apple (optional, as far as we know). One caveat, which has allowed gain space in the doors, is that the main speakers are now behind the dashboard, something they say has only been possible because I have seen from the beginning of the conception of CMA platform. Also available Standard Inductive charging phone you can find in an X iPhone, for example. We did not find plug 220 volts, but in front there are two USB front jacks in the center console and an optional rear.

Volvo XC40 usability

Practicality sends in Volvo, with the person at the center of everything, as they like to say and so we find ingenious solutions like the trunk tray has a hole to stay under the boot when you have to remove it. The trunk has two floors there-not repuesto- wheel and counting said cubic space 460 liters. The rear seats are folded in 40/60 and can be folded down from the trunk itself, by means of two buttons, which is achieved one maximum volume of 1336 liters. The boot floor can be folded, leaving a retaining wall to prevent luggage from moving. In turn, bending nifty tiny hang hangers that would allow, for example, shopping bags, to avoid shaking will emerge. Of course, it is contemplating a "Versatility pack" optionally with addition of a safety net load adds an outlet in the trunk and electric gate opening.

A versatile and practical boot for Volvo XC40

In the interior what stands out are the casts of doors: who would have thought when you see the exterior design seems to have stolen interior space. The trick is that big speakers have disappeared from the doors, There are only a small tweeters on top in this team unit equipped Harman / Kardon optional equipment 13 speakers (Bowers&Wilkins in XC60 and 90). The receptacles on the doors are huge, to place large objects, both front and back. In the center console there is a generous space, which fits a beaker that will make removable bin with lid, an elastic hairnet is its exterior … If the glove may seem normal size, another small retractable hanger It will delight the women to hang your bag on it.

Volvo XC40: true SUV

He XC40 will start with powerful engines, both diesel and gasoline. It must be a SUV and this is guaranteed with a ground clearance of 21 cm, in line with real car to leave the road or transit through ruts in the snow. Volvo even provides its fording capability: 45 centimeters. The engine is placed transversely and the wheel drive system trusts BorgWarner fifth generation, allowing vary the distribution of power between axles almost instantly: Not see roulettes selection, only one key driving mode.

Chassis of the new XC40, with the possibility of damping Piloted

With this "drive select"You access to Driving five programs Eco, Comfort, Dynamic, Off-Road and Individual (The latter was not present in the unit we saw). With them is regulated hit attendance address (say incorporates intelligent software optimized even for winter conditions), The feel of the brake pedal, throttle response and transmission, energy saving features and even cushions in case incorporate Four-C, electronic damping. The aim of the new CMA and therefore Volvo XC40 is the keep comfort levels of Volvo, with a accurate and quick response, ideal for city and twisty roads. Depending on the markets, the platform may have three configurations suspension, normal, another dynamic, more adaptive Four-C.

Volvo XC40 engines

To demonstrate aiming high Volvo XC40 It will be released with strong motors, D4 and T5 versions, Diesel 190 hp gasoline and 247 horses. It makes the initial demand corresponds to the start of construction and not saturate, the first buyers are those who are more willing to pay for them and, why not, to raise the perception of quality and resounding car. These will be accompanied initial mechanical AWD and an automatic Aisin 8 speed. They are already on sale in Momentum finished and delivered around February, Volvo XC40 42,220 euros D4 and the XC40 T5 from 47,257 euros. For about 2,000 euros sold finishing R-Design, recognizable by its black roof (the other finishes may opt for a white ceiling), Such as roof rails, wheels specific design of 18 inches and an inside to incorporate in a striking orange called Lava, along with specific shift knob and steering wheel. If you could well placed, this interior decoration permits disclosure without doubt one of the notable changes in interior materials: a wraparound fabric coatings. Both doors and floor mats and sides of the center console are in the same color. The wheels for the XC40 have sizes between 17 inches (Finishes more basic than the current) and 21 inches.

Exclusive design wheels R-Design (pictured, optional 20-inch)

Environment Spring cheaper variants to be sold, with smaller engines, front-wheel drive and manual gear boxes six gears. They will be placed in a cradle price between 30.00 and 35,000 euros and deliveries will begin in summer. We are talking about the D3 variants like 150 horsepower gasoline or T4. The first presentation of the CMA platform, when the XC40 was only Volvo Concept 40.1 We know it is in preparation combining the three-cylinder engine with an electric motor to form a hybrid or even a pure electric variant, but we are talking about 2019 earliest.

Volvo: built with head

Modular means that the car is presented as Lego pieces that all fit together. The various engines fit like a glove in one body, in the same way they would cubes of different color or size of a Lego.

Petrol and diesel based common design

In turn, these engines are composed of many interchangeable parts; even in the case of Diesel and gasoline, there are huge matches, It is designed at the same time giving maximum flexibility to the manufacturing plants. This explains that Volvo can announce that no longer develop future diesel engines, without this being having to leave a factory and give up on investment.

The Volvo XC40, inside out

With their 2.70 4.425 meters and wheelbase, It has a size slightly larger than an Opel Astra, for instance. The most striking when you sit in the XC40 is its easy access and amplitude. It is not only real space, there -in the rear seats, feel they are designed for Nordic spiky-, but also the design makes this clear feeling. The rear seats have good legroom two visors metalizados- groomed, with outputs adjustable ventilation and the central square has a central headrest with a well-usable height.

Vents behind the Volvo XC90, with optional heated seats

Preside over the front seats one 9 inch touchscreen Volvo taken from the top and a raised central console. The driving position feels conventional, in what is a Volvo: in fact, under the skin conceals all that is in the XC90 and family, especially security systems and interaction with the controls. Without being as his cousin Lynk&Co, Also Geely Group of companies, who wanted to be an element of connectivity can transport you, the Volvo XC40 pretend to be a leader in connectivity. The driver will enjoy a digital instrument.

Box Volvo XC40 digital instruments

Not yet completed the development of those agreements with Google for which Volvo will have Android installed natively, but boasts to be the latest in connectivity Android and Apple (optional, as far as we know). One caveat, which has allowed gain space in the doors, is that the main speakers are now behind the dashboard, something they say has only been possible because I have seen from the beginning of the conception of CMA platform. Also available Standard Inductive charging phone you can find in an X iPhone, for example. We did not find plug 220 volts, but in front there are two USB front jacks in the center console and an optional rear.

Volvo XC40 usability

Practicality sends in Volvo, with the person at the center of everything, as they like to say and so we find ingenious solutions like the trunk tray has a hole to stay under the boot when you have to remove it. The trunk has two floors there-not repuesto- wheel and counting said cubic space 460 liters. The rear seats are folded in 40/60 and can be folded down from the trunk itself, by means of two buttons, which is achieved one maximum volume of 1336 liters. The boot floor can be folded, leaving a retaining wall to prevent luggage from moving. In turn, bending nifty tiny hang hangers that would allow, for example, shopping bags, to avoid shaking will emerge. Of course, it is contemplating a "Versatility pack" optionally with addition of a safety net load adds an outlet in the trunk and electric gate opening.

A versatile and practical boot for Volvo XC40

In the interior what stands out are the casts of doors: who would have thought when you see the exterior design seems to have stolen interior space. The trick is that big speakers have disappeared from the doors, There are only a small tweeters on top in this team unit equipped Harman / Kardon optional equipment 13 speakers (Bowers&Wilkins in XC60 and 90). The receptacles on the doors are huge, to place large objects, both front and back. In the center console there is a generous space, which fits a beaker that will make removable bin with lid, an elastic hairnet is its exterior … If the glove may seem normal size, another small retractable hanger It will delight the women to hang your bag on it.

Volvo XC40: true SUV

He XC40 will start with powerful engines, both diesel and gasoline. It must be a SUV and this is guaranteed with a ground clearance of 21 cm, in line with real car to leave the road or transit through ruts in the snow. Volvo even provides its fording capability: 45 centimeters. The engine is placed transversely and the wheel drive system trusts BorgWarner fifth generation, allowing vary the distribution of power between axles almost instantly: Not see roulettes selection, only one key driving mode.

Chassis of the new XC40, with the possibility of damping Piloted

With this "drive select"You access to Driving five programs Eco, Comfort, Dynamic, Off-Road and Individual (The latter was not present in the unit we saw). With them is regulated hit attendance address (say incorporates intelligent software optimized even for winter conditions), The feel of the brake pedal, throttle response and transmission, energy saving features and even cushions in case incorporate Four-C, electronic damping. The aim of the new CMA and therefore Volvo XC40 is the keep comfort levels of Volvo, with a accurate and quick response, ideal for city and twisty roads. Depending on the markets, the platform may have three configurations suspension, normal, another dynamic, more adaptive Four-C.

Volvo XC40 engines

To demonstrate aiming high Volvo XC40 It will be released with strong motors, D4 and T5 versions, Diesel 190 hp gasoline and 247 horses. It makes the initial demand corresponds to the start of construction and not saturate, the first buyers are those who are more willing to pay for them and, why not, to raise the perception of quality and resounding car. These will be accompanied initial mechanical AWD and an automatic Aisin 8 speed. They are already on sale in Momentum finished and delivered around February, Volvo XC40 42,220 euros D4 and the XC40 T5 from 47,257 euros. For about 2,000 euros sold finishing R-Design, recognizable by its black roof (the other finishes may opt for a white ceiling), Such as roof rails, wheels specific design of 18 inches and an inside to incorporate in a striking orange called Lava, along with specific shift knob and steering wheel. If you could well placed, this interior decoration permits disclosure without doubt one of the notable changes in interior materials: a wraparound fabric coatings. Both doors and floor mats and sides of the center console are in the same color. The wheels for the XC40 have sizes between 17 inches (Finishes more basic than the current) and 21 inches.

Exclusive design wheels R-Design (pictured, optional 20-inch)

Environment Spring cheaper variants to be sold, with smaller engines, front-wheel drive and manual gear boxes six gears. They will be placed in a cradle price between 30.00 and 35,000 euros and deliveries will begin in summer. We are talking about the D3 variants like 150 horsepower gasoline or T4. The first presentation of the CMA platform, when the XC40 was only Volvo Concept 40.1 We know it is in preparation combining the three-cylinder engine with an electric motor to form a hybrid or even a pure electric variant, but we are talking about 2019 earliest.

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