Price: from £27,905 On sale: March
Volvo has arguably two of the hottest 4x4s in showrooms right now with the latest XC60 and larger XC90, so this new and smaller XC40 was always only going to be a matter of time. Borrowing styling cues from its big brothers with a sharp kick-up on the side window line and gorgeous rear lights, we think it’s stunning.
Initially, there will just be traditional petrol and turbo-diesel engines to choose from, but given Volvo’s announcement last summer about all of its new models having electric power from 2019, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see plug-in and hybrid versions eventually. It will also be the first model to be sold under the Care By Volvo scheme, wrapping up all of your car’s costs including insurance and maintenance into one monthly payment. volvocars.com/uk