The 2019 Volvo XC40 compact crossover is unapologetically cast toward consumers who can’t remember the very first season of “The Simpsons.” It pioneers a new method to spend for a car, and the 2019 XC40 sports many features that may impress more youthful buyers. The color scheme avoids swatches from your parents’ closets and offers blues, reds, whites, and oranges that look like a smart idea– in the meantime.
2019 Volvo XC40 Release Date
The 2019 Volvo XC40 goes on sale in March in T5 Momentum and R-Design trims with all-wheel drive. Front-drive T4 versions will arrive later on in the year. The XC40 is a significant departure from Volvo’s other crossovers on the surface area– and much deeper ways too. The possibilities for appearances differ from Amazon Blue with a white roofing and white wheels, to intense red with a black roofing and black 20-inch wheels. Come at me, bro.
2019 Volvo XC40 Styling
The 2019 Volvo XC40 steps out of the XC mold a little and charts its own direction from the lineup, which mostly works. It’s a more youthful crossover than the other two, larger Volvo offerings, within and out. The bright design wears extroverted colors too, which won’t be for everyone. We like that. Unlike the XC60 and XC90, which were drawn by Thomas Ingenlath, the XC40 was delivered from unheralded 31-year-old Ian Kettle, who submitted the preliminary design 5 years ago, fresh out of art school in London.
The result is an XC40 that gets some of Volvo’s familiar hints, however with its own spin. Instead of a convex grille from the XC60 and XC90, the XC40 takes a concave and a lip that adds a small underbite. The signature LED headlights– dubbed “Thor’s hammer” by Volvo designers—- flank the grill and reach up towards a stamped clamshell hood that eases the nose from any shunt lines. The roofing system line is eclipsed by an window line that kinks up from the rear door to develop a fat rear roof pillar that meets one of three roofing system colors with a cutline and trim piece that mixes the seams well. On R-Design models, the trim is marked with an “R-Design” logo design that we particularly like. Along the bottom, a consisted of trapezoidal stamp breaks up the vertical weight of the doors and ties the front to the back well.
2019 Volvo XC40 Interior
Inside, the XC40 mixes a horizontal dash with a vertical touchscreen towards the middle, where the crossover is its lightest. We confess that the “Lava Orange” carpet won’t be for a lot of purchasers, but it’s a refreshing take on what might have been a really dark interior. The door inserts draped in bright colors look oddly odd– and bottom-heavy– however the storage they offer is worth the threat. The XC40 looks much younger than the XC60 and XC90, and all of a sudden it makes a lot more sense to us.
2019 Volvo XC40 Engine
The 2019 Volvo XC40 is a new crossover on a new platform for Volvo, and one that will generate numerous models in the near future. However the current crossover should not be neglected. The very first examples to strike our coasts in March 2018 will be geared up with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 that makes 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Paired to an 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive, Volvo calls the early versions T5 AWD, although more powertrains are on their method. None of those are world-beating, however the XC40 has a constant flight even with the base suspension.
Along with a new skeleton, the XC40 boasts new powertrains with an electric variation en route. The turbo-4 found under the hoods of T5 variants is excellent; power is provided rapidly without being too sharp, and the 8-speed doesn’t skip ahead too rapidly in the name of performance.
Like other turbocharged engines, the turbo-4 in the T5 provides its finest punches early in the rev range. Volvo approximates that the T5 will accelerate as much as 60 miles per hour in 6.2 seconds, which is identical to the BMW X1 xDrive28i, and amongst the quickest in the class.