The Volvo manufacturer has expanded its lineup with a new crossover SUV which will go on sale as the 2019 Volvo XC40. It is the most affordable and the smallest brand’s SUVs and stands beneath the XC60 and XC90 models. This compact SUV offers excellent safety equipment, many modern features, and it looks handsome. The interior is also well packed and offers sufficient cargo room. It is available in several trim levels, including base T4 FWD, T5AWD Momentum, and R-Design models.
Engines and performances of the 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design and T5 Momentum
The all-new 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 will use a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged unit. This engine will be able to deliver 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It is coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission and comes standard with all-wheel drive system. It will be able to hit 60 mph in 6.2 seconds. This engine is rated at 23 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined.
However, the Volvo XC40 will also be available with front-wheel drive and it is named the XC40 T4. This version will use the same 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine but it is going to be less powerful. It will be able to generate 187 horses and 221 pound-feet of torque. This unit will also work with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This engine is expected to be the most efficient in the XC40. Furthermore, the carmaker is also planning to introduce an electric version of its small SUV which should arrive later.
Design of exterior
Visually, compared to the larger XC60 and XC90, the upcoming 2019 Volvo XC40 will share some similarities with these models, but it will also feature unique design and details. It looks rugged and angular but at the same time very attractive. First of all, the XC40 won’t have a convex grille found in the XC60 and XC90 but instead a concave grille. However, it will have the brand’s familiar “Thor’s hammer” LED headlamps. On the rear, there are twin exhaust outlets and the taillights will also be equipped with LED lighting.
The R-Design models will feature the unique “R-Design” insignia which we find very nice. This version will ride on the 19-inch wheels while the large 20-inch ones will be optional. The standard model will have 18-inch wheels. As well, the R-Design model will receive a contrasting black roof while the Momentum trim will be available with a white roof.
The interior design of the 2019 Volvo XC40
The 2019 Volvo XC40 is a small vehicle and it is able to welcome up to four passengers. The fifth adult in the back seats would make a crowd but the rear seats could place three kids. The front seats are rather good and sufficiently comfortable. They can accommodate even taller passengers and provide good legroom. The driver’s seat is also power-adjustable. Even in the base trim, the Volvo XC40 features leather upholstery and it is made of high-quality materials. Furthermore, the XC40 offers the cargo space of 20.7 cubic feet. With the second row folded down, there is a room of 47.2 cubic feet. On the center of the dashboard, there is a 9.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
Equipment of the 2019 Volvo XC40
The standard equipment in every trim level includes leather upholstery, LED headlamps and taillights, Bluetooth, power adjustable driver’s seat, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The T5 Momentum versions will add standard all-wheel drive setup and a stronger engine. The range-topping R-Design will come with a power passenger seat, navigation, two-zone climate control, softer leather with synthetic suede inserts, black headliner, black roof, larger antiroll bars, and motion-activated tailgate. As well, this model is available with orange-red carpeting.
Furthermore, the 2019 Volvo XC40 will be available with several packages. So, the Premium package for the T5 Momentum trim will include two-zone climate control, a power adjustable passenger seat, wireless phone charging, power folding rear back seats, a foldable cargo floor, interior lighting, and Pilot Assist semi self-driving features. The premium Harman Kardon audio system will be available also for the Momentum and R-Design trim levels. As well, the Volvo will also offer optional adaptive suspension, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, and so on. The Premium package for the R-Design version will add parking sensors, blind-spot monitors, premium audio, surround-view camera system, heated steering wheel and heated seats.
When it comes to the safety, every model will include front, side, and curtain airbags, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and a rearview camera. Parking sensors, blind-spot monitors, cross traffic alert, a surround-view camera, and uprated headlamps will be available too.
Release date and price
The 2019 Volvo XC40 is already available on the market. The XC40 T5 Momentum will cost around $36,200 while the R-Design version is around $38,000 and can go up to $45,000.