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Old 14th December 2017, 21:42   #1
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Mod Note: Our Volvo XC40 Review has been taken live at this link. Please continue the discussion over on the new thread. Thanks!

Volvocars India has listed XC40 on their website now XC40
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Old 15th December 2017, 08:44   #2
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New Volvo XC40 is a very good package. My brother checked it out in Late November when he was in UK. He says that its way better then Q3, GLA. He took TD of it and says that the engine & gearbox are very well matched. But, Steering isn't as sharp as X1, while body roll is well controlled. He found the Ride to be very impressive, Volvo's do ride well though.

Apart from this, he found the seats to be extremely comfortable. Space at the back is good, but 6 footers front & back might be a bit tight, while Headroom is sufficient.

He says that Volvo have a Winner on their hands, and the XC40 can be easily termed Best in Class. Pricing is the key for its success. Hope Volvo doesn't disappoint on that front when they launch it here sometime next year.

This & the Jaguar E Pace are the Compact Luxury SUVs to look for in 2018.

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Various Colors on Offer

Amazon Blue
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Oynx Black
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Bursting Blue
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Bright Silver
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Fusion Red
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Osmium Grey
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Ice White
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Old 15th December 2017, 12:19   #3
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Full details of the XC40, headed our way by mid-2018, courtesy ACI:

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For India, the XC40 will be initially offered with a choice of two engines – a 190hp, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel (D4) and a 247hp, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol (T5). Both versions will use eight-speed automatic gearboxes and, impressively enough, will come with all-wheel drive as standard. Volvo has also said the 150hp, 2.0-litre diesel (D3) could come in at a later stage, with front-wheel drive.
The XC40 diesel D4 will be available in Momentum and Inscription trims, while the petrol T5 will solely be offered in R-Design form. Standard across the range will be 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, rear parking assist, a digital instruments cluster and Volvo’s 9.0-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Additionally, a ‘First Edition’ variant will also be offered at the time of launch with even more features thrown in. Active headlamps, a handsfree and powered tail gate, wireless mobile phone charging and a Harman sound system are some of the other goodies that will be part of the package.
Of course, you can’t talk Volvo without talking safety equipment. And suffice to say, the XC40 will come loaded in this area too, debuting radar-based safety functions in the small luxury SUV class. In addition to the expected kit of airbags and electronics, the XC40 will also come with Volvo’s City Safety that prompts the driver to brake, and in extreme scenarios even applies the brakes automatically to avoid a collision. Also on board will be adaptive cruise control, oncoming lane mitigation, run-off road mitigation and blind spot information.
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Volvo are really stepping up their game. They're terrific value considering most of their current offerings come via CBU, don't skimp on kit/features and their newer design language has ramped up the desirability factor quite a bit.

Most current Volvos are capable of being segment leaders on merit, even if the badge lacks outright snob value. Win-win for customers as it will push the big three to offer better products too.
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Old 15th December 2017, 12:55   #5
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Volvo has implemented gear change in a weird way in the XC40. To change between P,R,N,D you have to move it twice and manual gear shift is horizontal (not vertical like in every other car).

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Old 15th December 2017, 14:13   #6
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Volvo has implemented gear change in a weird way in the XC40. To change between P,R,N,D you have to move it twice and manual gear shift is horizontal (not vertical like in every other car).
Yeah, that's a bit weird implementation - its mentioned in this video review as well (at around 2:01)



One brilliant looking car though! It may sound strange - but two brands (Volvo and Mercedes) which were considered as boring or rather uncle-type, are now producing some of the best-looking cars now

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Whats the expected price point for this? Volvo has till now been pricing their cars very competitively.
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Whats the expected price point for this? Volvo has till now been pricing their cars very competitively.
Expect it to be priced in the X1-Q3 territory, between 38L - 44L.
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New Volvo XC40 First Impressions

International Auto Journalists get to spend, drive one in Barcelona.

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Looks great in this Fusion Red Shade
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Bursting Blue with Optional Black Contrast Roof
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Exhaust Hidden from view
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Ice White Shade
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20" Alloys on the R-Design Trim.
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19" Alloys of Momentum Trim
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Panoramic Sunroof
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Sweden National Flag between the Hood & Fender
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D4 Engine Bay
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Dashboard (Similar to XC60 & XC90)
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Chunky Multifunction Steering Wheel
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Another Shot of Interiors (Upholstery Finished in Blond). Black, Tan also available.
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Typical New Volvo's Center Console
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Full Digital Instrument Cluster
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Adaptive Cruise Control in action.
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Door pads finished in Velvet & Leather.
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Another View of the same
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Boot space
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Innovative Foldable Base with hinges what act as hooks.
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A size comparison with its bigger sibling XC90
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Like with the newer designs, IMO the XC40 also does not the distinctive looks of the earlier Volvo's. Kind of softened looks.
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Good to see Volvo stepping their game up at a global scale.
I am eagerly waiting for a test drive here in Netherlands.
I saw it in person a while ago and it looked fantastic.
This could hopefully be my next [company] car to replace V40CC.

By the way, the engine line up also includes a 3 cyl turbo petrol [1500cc 156hp] as well which is first of its kind for a Volvo.

Specs for NL/EU can be found here. [Use Google chrome for translations]
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Expect it to be priced in the X1-Q3 territory, between 38L - 44L.
This almost overlaps with V40 CC pricing. It would be incredible if they priced it like this !
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The way Volvo has taken their design to the next level, unbelievable. I am so in love with this car's looks. People drooling over a Volvo, that's a big compliment to their design team.
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After waiting for about a month, today it finally happened. I test drove the new XC40 here in Netherlands. I was sort of a pre-release event where in one of the Volvo dealers organised a test drive event for their existing customers. To be really honest, I just had about 20 minutes of time which was just not really enough to make a good sensible drive.

Overall, It felt not too different from typical Volvo characteristics (I currently drive a 2016 V40 CC), But the interiors are miles ahead in comparison. The one I drove was Intro edition T5 with all options checked.
I am waiting for their more economic versions to be available for test drives, hopefully it will happen some time next month.
Here are some pics I clicked from today's event.
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Volvo gets its first even European Car of the year with the brilliant XC40.

The Car of the Year award is run by seven European automotive publications, and the award is voted on by a jury comprising 60 journalists from 23 countries.

The XC40 received 325 votes, placing it well ahead of the runner-up Seat Ibiza (242 votes). The BMW 5 Series was third, with 226 votes.

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