Volvo prices its XC40 baby SUV

South Wales Echo - - MOTORS -

VOLVO’S new XC40 “baby” SUV will be priced from £27,905 when it ar­rives in the UK early next year.

The new model is Volvo’s first pre­mium com­pact SUV and is also the first model to be built on the com­pany’s all­new CMA plat­form.

It is de­signed pri­mar­ily for city use and fea­tures much of the ad­vanced con­nec­tiv­ity, en­ter­tain­ment and safety tech­nol­ogy from Volvo’s new­est range of mo­tors such ass the larger XC60 and XC90.

The XC40 is also pow­ered by Volvo’s 2.0-litre Drive-E en­gines with front or all­wheel drive and ether man­ual or au­to­matic gear­boxes.

At launch three petrol and two diesel en­gines will be avail­able, with power rang­ing from 150 to 250bbhp.

The T3 XC40 is avail­able with front-wheel drive, while the D3 is of­fered in front or all-wheel-drive form. The T4, T5 and D4 come with all­wheel drive and an au­to­matic gear­box. An au­to­matic gear­box is also avail­able on D3 ver­sions.

En­try level Mo­men­tum spec­i­fi­ca­tion in­cludes Volvo’s Sen­sus nine-inch touch­screen that works with a voice-ac­ti­vated con­trol sys­tem.

Other fea­tures in­clude sat nav with real-time traf­fic in­for­ma­tion and life­time map up­dates. The sys­tem also al­lows ac­cess to a range of web apps in­clud­ing Spo­tify, TuneIn, Google Lo­cal Search and Yelp.

Also stan­dard are LED head­lights, dual-zone cli­mate con­trol, a 12.3-inch driver’s in­for­ma­tion dis­play and rear park­ing sen­sors. Wheel sizes range from 18 to 21-inch al­loys.

The first XC40s in the UK will be the T5 and D4 First Edi­tions, which are based on R-De­sign Pro ver­sions but with more equip­ment as stan­dard.

High­lights in­clude the Xe­nium pack, Pi­lot As­sist, a power-op­er­ated tail­gate with hands-free open­ing and clos­ing, heated rear seats, wire­less mo­bile phone charg­ing and the Har­mon Kar­don sound sys­tem.

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