The 2019 Volvo XC40 is official already. The Swedish luxurious carmaker is not wasting any time to fulfill wishes of their fans. So, here it is. The new compact crossover comes with a lot of improvements all around the vehicle. This SUV will introduce innovative technology that we couldn’t see earlier. Also, exterior design suffers some minor updates to make 2019 XC40 more appealing.
Under the hood, Volvo will keep both T4 and T5 engines. Nevertheless, these will offer more power and torque than its predecessors. Furthermore, the XC40 SUV is built on the same platform. Volvo was in search of the right concept for a compact crossover, and they found it in CMA platform.
2019 Volvo XC40 Impressions, Upgrades
After the initial model in 2018, the 2019 Volvo XC40 is going to fix all lacks owners pointed to. However, there are no many of these. Being a year old doesn’t prove how reliable and durable the vehicle is. But, according to other Volvo vehicles, we can expect long serving the life of the crossover. Furthermore, engineers had a task to make this model more fuel friendly. So, we can see a boost of 1-2 mpg for combined rating. Also, it seems like that designers had more freedom. The design is far more attractive than performance and the specs are.
2019 Volvo XC40 Trim Levels And Price
There are two possible options for buyers to pick. The 2019 Volvo XC40 is available in Momentum and R-Design trim levels. Nevertheless, there are many other possibilities, including engine options and different additional packages. The highlight for both models is 12-inch digital display. While XC40 Momentum uses 18-inch 5-spoke wheels, the other trim has bigger 19-inch 5-double-spoke rims. Keyless entry, smartphone integration, and navigation are just a few of many extra features.
The entry-level crossover will cost from $35,000. Higher trim, the R-Design has the higher price. The difference is $2,500. With some upgrades, the value of each one could easily go over $40,000.
2019 Volvo XC40 Drivetrains and Specs
There will be two engine options for the 2019 Volvo XC40. As the previous edition, engineers are going with T4 and T5 Volvo units. Both of them are 2.0-liter 4-cylinder powertrain. However, the T4 is coming with front-wheel drive, while T5 is the AWD version. For more powerful mill we have official updates on outputs. The T5 is ready to develop 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. This is a boost of around 5 hp compared to its predecessor. On the other hand, Volvo hasn’t announced numbers for T4. However, experts believe this one will be able to burst around 200 horses.
Fuel economy numbers for the new 2019 Volvo XC40 are official. The company claims that power boost is not going to affect its fuel-friendly nature. In the matter of fact, if we compare the XC40 to its competitors, we will see that MPG rating will be a great advantage. Volvo’s SUV will return 26 mpg combined. For example, Mazda CX-5 comes with a similar mileage but produces only 185 hp. With Volvo XC40, we get 50-70 horses extra, for no cost on the fuel consumption. Also, a similar comparison is made with Mercedes-Benz GLA250. German crossover returns the same combined mileage but lacks 40 horses and costs more than the new XC40.
Right from its first appearance enthusiasts all around the world was asking about hybrid and electric models. Although Volvo is quiet, we are sure that the company is developing these types of drivetrains. Hybrids and plug-in vehicles are slowly replacing conventional units. We can be sure that 2019 Volvo XC40 will probably be among the first models from the Swedish carmaker to get an electric help for its petrol engines. A plug-in mill is also an option for the upcoming XC90 crossover.