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Volvo XC40 officially launched

Volvo's new compact SUV

By Marl GorePublished 5 months ago 3 min read

We learned from Volvo officials that its new compact SUV - Volvo XC40 officially launched, the new car launched a total of 5 models equipped with a 2.0T four-cylinder engine, a price range of 32.18-41.18 million yuan. The new car was first sold in the form of imports, which are produced by Volvo's Ghent plant in Belgium, and will later be domestically produced at Geely's Luqiao plant.

Externally, the new car adopts Volvo's latest family design style, with the iconic front grille and Thor's Hammer LED daytime running lights, both of which give the car a very distinct recognition. The side view, the new car adopts a black roof spliced with a white body, looks very dynamic. The rear of the car is still in the "L" shape, but the internal shape of the lights is very beautiful, reflecting the simplicity and details of Scandinavian design.

The car's dimensions are 4425/1863/1652 mm in length, width and height, with a wheelbase of 2702 mm. 211 mm of ground clearance and the largest 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels have a good visual effect.

The interior of the new car is similar to the new XC60 design, the steering wheel shape also maintains the family-style unified style, metallic shift paddles enhance the sporting atmosphere inside the car, but also the details of the silver elements embellish, highlighting the youthful positioning. 12.3-inch full LCD instrument panel, 9-inch Sensus car multimedia system in the XC40 as standard, the screen in the original The screen is based on the original capacitive screen with infrared sensing technology, which can be operated smoothly even with gloves.

In terms of external features, the new car will be equipped with an electric panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, inductive power tailgate, a bright silver luggage rack, etc. Safety features such as dual front airbags, driver-side knee airbags, TPMS tire pressure monitoring system, LKA lane keeping assist, HLA hill climb assist system, HDC steep hill descent system, fixed speed cruise control, City Safety urban safety system, reversing camera, front and rear parking assist system are also available.

In addition, the official "T5 4WD Sports Sunset Crystal White Limited Edition", which is limited to 50 units nationwide, is equipped with 20-inch aluminum wheels, lava red carpet and door trim, 360° panoramic camera, Harman/Kardon audio system, and other configurations.

Power, the Volvo XC40 is equipped with a 2.0T four-cylinder engine, T4 with a maximum power of 190 horsepower, maximum torque of 300 NM; T5 with a maximum power of 252 horsepower, maximum torque of 350 NM - m, 0-100km / h acceleration time of only 6.4 seconds. The transmission system is matched with an 8-speed automatic gearbox, and the entire system is equipped with a four-wheel drive system as standard. In addition, the plug-in hybrid version of the Volvo XC40 is also expected to be officially launched in 2019.

In the luxury brand compact SUV market, the XC40 has many competitors. Already domestic BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and Audi Q3 2.0T four-wheel drive versions of the model and the imported XC40 have a high price overlap, they are also many consumers who focus on the model. As for the imported models, the BMW X 2, which has been launched, will also become one of its rivals. In addition, the luxury brand compact SUV market will also usher in Cadillac XT 4 and other models, you can see that the XC40 pressure is not small. However, the imported model is only the vanguard of the XC 40's battle in the Chinese market, after which the domestic version will be launched as the core force of its general attack on the Chinese market, let us wait and see.


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Marl Gore

A car, a mood, a wish, a life.

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