Volvo XC40 From £27,905
The XC40 is Volvo's first ever premium compact SUV, and is also the first model to be built on the company's all-new CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform. Designed primarily for the city, it features much of the advanced connectivity, entertainment and safety technology from Volvo's newest 60- and 90 series cars, the XC60, S90, V90 and XC90. It is also powered by Volvo's efficient Drive-E engines, and is offered with front- or all-wheel drive, and with manual and automatic gearboxes.
The ground-breaking Volvo On Call smartphone app and emergency assistance package is also fitted to every XC40. This allows you to control various functions of your car remotely from your smartphone or smartwatch, such as locking and unlocking the doors, and, on automatic versions, even starting the engine in order to pre-heat or cool the cabin. It can also automatically alert the emergency services if your car is involved in an accident, and use the car's inbuilt GPS to direct them to your precise location.
Also standard are LED headlights, dual-zone climate control with Volvo's sophisticated 'CleanZone' air-filtration system, a 12.3" active TFT configurable driver's information display and rear parking sensors. Alloy wheels are 18" as standard, with up to 21" wheels available as an option.
Pilot Assist, Volvo's innovative semi-autonomous drive feature, is an optional extra on every XC40. It assists with the steering (up to 80 mph) and takes care of the acceleration and braking to keep the car within lane markings and at the desired speed or distance from any vehicle in front. Pilot Assist is another step towards fully autonomous driving.
Other desirable options include wireless mobile phone charging, Smartphone Integration – which includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay – and a Harman Kardon sound system that combines 13 speakers, advanced sound-processing software and an output of 1,200 W.
Momentum XC40s are extremely well equipped as standard, including Volvo's cutting-edge Sensus 9" touch screen that works in tandem with the sophisticated voice-activated control system. The class-leading connectivity features continue with sat-nav, which includes real-time traffic information (RTTI)** and lifetime map updates, and three USB sockets. The Sensus system also allows access to a range of web apps**, including Spotify, TuneIn, Google Local Search and Yelp.
R-Design versions add a host of sporty touches, including a gloss black front grille and front and rear lower bumper sections, a black roof and door mirrors, and dual integrated exhaust pipes. They also get uprated sports suspension and 18" diamond cut/matt black alloy wheels. On the inside, there's leather/nubuck upholstery, front seat cushion extensions, a perforated leather steering wheel and gear knob, and aluminium dashboard inlays.
Inscription versions focus on luxury and come with leather-faced upholstery, a power-operated tailgate, front parking sensors, a powered driver's seat, driftwood interior inlays and chrome exterior highlights. Automatic versions also come with a crystal gear lever from Swedish crystal glassware maker Orrefors.
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