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Volvo's new SA-bound XC40: We have prices, details

2017-11-28 15:16

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UPDATE: Volvo SA has released update power figures for the T5-powered XC40 - power will be 185kW/350Nm.

Spain - The new Volvo XC40, the Swedish automaker's answer to the popular premium compact SUV segment, is on its way to South Africa.

R-Design and Momentum 

Due for local launch in April 2018, the new SUV will arrive in SA with z choice of two trim levels (R-Design and Momentum), two engines (D4 diesel or T5 petrol) and all-wheel drive for all variants.

Inscription derivatives arrive later in 2018, along with a broader engine line-up which includes a D3 diesel and T3 and T4 petrols, including a selection of all- and front-wheel drive.

Assertive pricing

The new XC40 range, including all engine and trim derivatives, will retail from less than R500 000 to around the mid-R600 000 mark.

The automaker says: "The new Volvo XC40 brings a breath of fresh Swedish air to the premium compact SUV segment, throwing away the rulebook to create a new motoring experience where individual style meets a functional and supremely minimalistic driving environment."

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A new evolution of Volvo's latest design language has resulted in aunique exterior, while a bespoke interior inherits all of the automaker's latest design elements, including the 9" Sensus Connect touch screen and digital instrument cluster.

New design elements, such as he optional contrasting black or white roof, white side-mirror caps and wheels, red leather and 'Lava' carpets, which are made from 100% recycled materials, will allow XC40 customers to express a more individualistic style than in other Volvo cars.

Volvo says functional practicality has also been a major focus on the inside of the XC40, where smart features like a "removable rubbish bin", a cubby hole hook, a dedicated smartphone storage area with wireless (inductive) charging, and a multi-adaptable boot floor, transform a typically cluttered and sometimes messy car interior into a place of serenity and organised efficiency.

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The XC40 also introduces the new 'Care by Volvo' subscription model, whereby customers are able to subscribe to a car rather than buy it, for a fixed monthly fee which includes the likes of service, maintenance, insurance and other added value benefits. Care by Volvo is under consideration for South Africa.

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