When the description is both “refreshing” and “impressive,” we think the Volvo XC40 is definitely worth a closer look. We’re here to be your eyes and ears and bring you the most important intel across the ranges. You’ll likely have seen the rivals; the Mercedes GLA, Audi Q3, Range Rover Evoque, and Volvo are pitching to compete with these premium brands more than ever before.
Today we’ll give you the ‘must knows’ on this model as well as share the ‘good to knows’ with Zara Hammond, one of our expert Account Managers.
The New Model – What has changed?
- The biggest change is that there are now no diesel-engined XC40s.
- Second up is that there are now three types of engine/battery capacity
- Mild Hybrid – a more efficient way – comes with an electric motor and a 48-volt battery to reduce the amount of work the engine has to do.
- Plug In Hybrid – with up to 28 miles per charge and with 13% Benefit in Kind [what is BIK?]
- Full Electric – with up to 257 miles per charge and with 0-2% Benefit in Kind
- Visually there is also an updated, sleeker design.
What has not changed?
Volvo haven’t changed much in the size, plus they’ve kept their commitment to safety levels they are famous for.
The things that matter:
How big is the boot?
Not the biggest boot size in comparison to the XC40’s rivals, but the Volvo XC40 boot is 452 Litres.
Allowing enough space for all normal sized prams and Golf Clubs on an angle. All have flat flooring and includes as standard space beneath to store extra bits like your umbrella or shoes.
How big are the cup holders?
The door pockets will both hold up to a 1.5 litre bottle, whilst the centre console will hold 2x couple of 1-litre bottles.
There is also a cost option to add another set of cup holders in the back seat.
What does each specification come with and how much do they cost?
The Volvo XC40 comes in 3 different specifications:
If you are after a Mild Hybrid option, you will have the choice of all three levels of specification. The Mild Hybrid option is currently available in both Manual and Automatic transmission and All Wheel Drive options as well.
If you are looking at the Plug-In Hybrid option, you will have the choice of just R-Design specification and Inscription specification. The Plug-In options are only available currently in an Automatic Front Wheel Drive.
Finally, if you are looking the 100% full electric there is just one option – the XC40 Recharge.
In terms of what you actually get for your money for each of these specifications and the best value for your money, the Momentum spec is a great entry level model into the Volvo XC40. Coming with 18” Alloys, Cloth Interior, a 12” Touch Screen Display and LED Headlights.
From there we move to the R-Design model, the sportiest of the lot. With additional sportier trim’s, part leather seats, a sports chassis and privacy glass.
Then we move up to the Inscription model, adding even more luxury and style. This model is less about sporty features, and more about class, with the additional of full leather interior.
How do you find out more?
As usual, we recommend our industry unique, deep-dive Fact Find to kick things off, meaning you will always have an expert account manager to make the process of choosing your next car and finance simpler, faster and a lot more fun!
Whatever you’re looking for, our expert account managers can help you navigate these options and ensure you’re choosing the one that is right for you!