Volvo XC40 1.5 T5 Recharge PHEV R DESIGN Pilot Assist, Panoramic Sunroof, Hardon/Kardon Petrol/Electric Automatic 5 door Estate (2021) at Volvo Horsham

01403 593 090

£45,550

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Features include Parking Assist Package, Front and Rear Heated Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Leather and Nubuck Charcoal Upholstery, 9 Inch Centre Touchscreen, 12.3 Inch Digital Drivers Display, Rear Parking Sensors, Keyless Start, Dual Zone Climate Control, Automatic Dusk Sensing Headlights with Daytime Running Lights, ISOFIX, Rain Sensing Windscreen Wipers, Hill Holder and more!

15/09/2021

7721

Automatic

Petrol/Electric

Fusion Red Metallic

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Emissions and Fuel

CO2:
48 g/km

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V5 Document

V5 Document

MOT Certificate

MOT Certificate

Keys

Keys

Manuals

Manuals

Service Log Book

Service Log Book

Body Glass

Dark tinted windows for rear door side windows and cargo compartment, Front and rear electric windows, Rain sensor with automatic windscreen wiper activation, Rear wiper

Brakes

Electronic parking brake with auto hold, Hill descent control, Hill start assist, Stability and Traction Control with Spin control, Engine Drag Control and Corner Traction Control, Vehicle deceleration control with Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Distribution and Emergency Brake Assist

Chassis/Suspension

Electric front axle drive, Sports chassis

Communication

Bluetooth hands free telephone kit, E-call, Voice activated control for key functions, Volvo on call

Driver Aids

Adjustable steering wheel force, Drive mode selector, Lane keep assist with driver alert control, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Speed limiter, Speed sensitive steering

Driver Convenience

Power operated tailgate

Driver Information

12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's instrument display, 9" centre console portrait touch screen, Low speed exterior sound speaker, Sensus navigation with European mapping and traffic information

Driving Mirrors

Auto dimming interior mirror, Electric adjustable/heated/auto folding door mirrors

Embellishment Trims

Cutting edge aluminium inlay, Lower dashboard, tunnel console and door panel in charcoal

Entertainment

DAB Digital radio, Steering wheel mounted remote controls

Exterior Body Features

Front aluminium tread plates, High gloss black front and rear skid plate, High gloss black lower front bumper, High gloss black mesh front grille with high gloss black surround, High gloss black sensus surround deco, High gloss black window trim, Integrated roof rails in high gloss black, Rear side wing doors, Recharging port located in nearside front wing, Roof antenna, Roof spoiler, Visible VIN plate

Exterior Lights

Adaptive brake lights with high level LED brake lights, Automatic headlamp levelling, Home safe and approach lighting, LED Headlights + Active high beam incorporating daytime running lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

2 zone electronic climate control and rear air vent

Interior Features

12V socket in front tunnel console and cargo compartment, A-pillar parking ticket holder, Centre console cupholders and storage, Charcoal headlining, Glovebox bag hook, Height/reach adjustable steering column, High gloss centre tunnel deco, Leather gearknob, Load protection net, Rear armrest / integral cup holders / storage tray, Rear coat hook, Sports pedals, Sports tailored steering wheel, Underfloor cargo storage

Interior Lights

Front footwell illumination, Front reading light and theatre lighting, Illuminated glovebox, Illuminated luggage compartment

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbelts, City safety includes pedestrian, cyclist and large animal detection and front collision warning with full auto brake, Drivers knee airbag, Dual stage driver/passenger airbags, First aid kit, Front and outer rear seatbelt reminder and pretensioners, Front seats SIPS airbags, Inflatable curtain, Passenger airbag cut-off device, Road sign information display, Run off Road Mitigation, Run off Road Protection, SIPS (Side Impact Protection System), Slippery road and hazard light alert, Tyre pressure monitoring system, Warning triangle, WHIPS whiplash protection system - front

Seats

3 seat bench in 2nd row, 60/40 versatile split folding rear seat, Front headrests, Front seat cushion extensions, Isofix attachments on rear seats, Multi directional lumbar support, Single front passenger seat

Security

Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensor, Care key with user defined top speed, Key integrated remote control central locking + fuel flap with deadlocking system and auto open/close power windows, Locking wheel nuts, Private locking for tailgate

Vanity Mirrors

Illuminated vanity mirrors, Vanity mirror with ticket holder

Vehicle Charging

7m 10amp charge cable with 3 pin plug and 7m 1 phase 16amp type 2/mode 3 charge cable

General

Alternative Fuel Qualifying: True
Badge Engine CC: 1.5
Badge Power: 262
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: T5 Recharge PHEV
Coin Series: R Design
Generation Mark: 1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 32E
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
NCAP Safety Assist %: N
Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
Service Interval Mileage: 18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh: 10.7
Battery Charge Type 1 kW: 2.3
Battery Charge Type 1 Percentage: 0-100
Battery Charge Type 1 Time (Minutes): 300
Battery Charge Type 2 kW: 3.7
Battery Charge Type 2 Percentage: 0-100
Battery Charge Type 2 Time (Minutes): 180
Battery Charge Type 3 kW: N
Battery Charge Type 3 Percentage: N
Battery Charge Type 3 Time (Minutes): N
Battery Charge Type 4 kW: N
Battery Charge Type 4 Percentage: N
Battery Charge Type 4 Time (Minutes): N
Battery Type: Lithium-ion
Coupler/Connector Type: Type 2
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage: 100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years: 8
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH: 16.1
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL: 15.2
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH: 3.9
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL: 4.1
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb: 45
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEH: 41
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEL: 45
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb: 28
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEH: 25.6
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEL: 28

Emissions - ICE

HC+NOx: N
NOx: 0.01
Particles: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb: 48
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH: 57
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL: 48

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 1477
Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
Cylinders: 3
Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears: 7 SPEED
Number of Valves: 12
Transmission: SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEH: 2.5
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEL: 2.1
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEH: 112.8
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEL: 134.5

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs): 7.3
Engine Power - BHP: 262
Engine Power - KW: 193
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 5800
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 195
Engine Torque - MKG: 27
Engine Torque - NM: 265
Engine Torque - RPM: 1500
Top Speed: 112

Test Cycles

Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Front: 235/50 R19
Tyre Size Rear: 235/50 R19
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: 5 DOUBLE SPOKE
Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1658
Height (including roof rails): N
Length: 4425
Wheelbase: 2702
Width: 1910
Width (including mirrors): 2034

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 48
Gross Vehicle Weight: 2290
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1328
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 452
Max. Loading Weight: 549
Max. Roof Load: 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
Minimum Kerbweight: 1741
No. of Seats: 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.4

Family View (500 words) (new2) 24/04/2020

Volvo's XC40 Recharge Plug-in hybrid is a pricey but very complete product, thinks Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

We've known for some time that future Volvo products will all be electrified. Going forward, the only decision buyers of the brand will really have to make is whether they want to plug their cars in or not. Those who want to attach to the mains will be opting for one of the company's range of 'Recharge' models - either a plug-in hybrid of a full-electric variant. This was the first of the 'Recharge' models to be launched, the XC40 Recharge T5 Plug-in hybrid.

Background

The XC40 compact SUV was the last of Volvo's models to get electrification, but it was also the first of the company's cars to get a full-EV electric version, the XC40 P8 Recharge. But if you can't quite face the thought of going for an all-out EV (or that top variant's price of well over £50,000), then this Recharge T5 Plug-in hybrid derivative might be more palatable. At well over £40,000, it's still hardly inexpensive, but it can offer up to 27 miles of all-electric driving before needing to revert to its 178bhp three cylinder 1.5-litre petrol engine. Compromises over the ordinary XC40 model are as few as the visual changes made and there are plenty of driving mode options to ensure that you can maximise the innovative powertrain's impressive efficiency.

Driving Experience

With this Recharge T5 Plug-in hybrid FWD model, the hybrid system's electric motor drives only the front wheels and works via 7-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox. That motor draws its power from a 10.7kWh lithium-ion battery situated in the car's central drivetrain tunnel and will take over from the associated 1.5-litre three cylinder petrol engine to power this Volvo exclusively when you run it in this PHEV variant's provided full-electric 'Pure' driving mode. Most of the time though, you're going to be using this XC40 in its normal 'Hybrid' drive setting, in which the electric motor and the three cylinder engine cut seamlessly in and out, as required. The electrified modes have a specific right hand driving gauge in the instrument binnacle that replaces the rev counter. And a selectable 'Driver Performance' screen on the centre-dash screen can tell you at any given time what's being powered by what. Should you need to press on, there's a sporty 'Power' mode, use of which reminds you that there are plenty of braked horses on offer here, in the case of this T5 PHEV variant 180hp from the 1.5-litre engine and a further 82hp from the electric motor. There's also an alternative T4 Plug-in hybrid derivative which uses the same powertrain but with a slightly de-tuned 129hp version of the 1.5-litre petrol engine. Pushing down past the throttle's kickdown point always brings the petrol engine into play - which you'll obviously need to do if you want to replicate the quoted performance figures; in the case of this T5 PHEV variant, these see 62mph reached in 7.3s, 1.2s quicker than the T4 PHEV version. Both derivatives, like all modern Volvos, top out at 112mph. With this Plug-in model, as with ordinary XC40 variants, ride quality is segment-leading and refinement is difficult to beat in the class too. The brake recuperation system can make it difficult to smoothly bring the car to a standstill though. And you certainly feel this plug-in variant's extra weight (it tips the scales at over 1,800kgs) when pushing on through the bends. Unlike the full-electric P8 variant of this model, this version doesn't have an AWD drivetrain, but Volvo nevertheless, rather ambitiously, provides an 'Offroad' option amongst your various driving mode choices. Unless you find yourself in a muddy carpark, it's probably best to ignore that one.

Design and Build

Visually, unless you happened to pick up the addition of a charging port near the front wheel arch, you probably wouldn't spot any differences between this Plug-in hybrid variant and a more conventional XC40 - and that's exactly the way Volvo wants it. So there's the usual 'robot-inspired' styling, plus piercing 'Thor's Hammer' LED headlights and a clamshell bonnet, along with an inverted front grille and coupe-like rear styling. This Hybrid model's entire powertrain is located under the bonnet, rather than being spread around the car, as was the case with the industry's earlier Plug-in cars. The benefit of that is that cabin room and boot space are completely unaffected by the addition of this car's 'Recharge' technology. Inside, the dash is identical to that of an ordinary combustion-engined variant, save for a few EV-specific electronic gauges. These days, the infotainment system - which works through the standard 9-inch central touchscreen - is powered by Android, which means you get a raft of over-the-air Google features, including Maps and YouTube Music built in. Rear seat room has always been an XC40 strongpoint - it beats most class rivals in this regard: two adults will be very comfortable, even on longer trips. But boot space isn't huge, though the 460-litre capacity figure will probably be quite sufficient for the needs of most owners.

Market and Model

Plug-in Hybrid tech remains pricey: there's no other way of saying it and of course these days, there's no helpful government grant to ease the burden of it a little. The least you can pay for this XC40 Recharge T5 Plug-in hybrid FWD Automatic model is around £41,000. It's slightly less powerful T4 Plug-in hybrid showroom stablemate costs from around £39,000 - and that price reduction is quite important because it means you'll avoid the Vehicle Excise Duty Surcharge that applies over the £40,000 price point. In the case of this T5 PHEV variant, the asking figures equate to a price premium of just over £3,000 over the alternative B5 250hp mild hybrid petrol model. For T5 Plug-in hybrid customers, there's a choice of four trim levels - 'R-Design', 'R-Design Pro', 'Inscription' or 'Inscription Pro', that top variant priced at well over £42,000. For your information, the next stage of electrification represented by the full-electric P8 Pure XC40 model costs around £53,000. The 'R-Design' trimmed variants get gloss black styling details including a contrasting colour black roof, plus diamond-cut or matt black alloy wheels, part-leather seats and aluminium dash inlays. Top-spec 'Inscription' versions meanwhile, enjoy full-leather upholstery, an electric tailgate, wood detailing and a crystal glass gearlever. As ever with Volvo, a key focus is safety. An autonomous braking system is standard-fit and this system can specifically detect people and animals. There's also an 'Oncoming Lane Mitigation' set-up that not only stops you from pulling out into the path of an oncoming vehicle but can also steer you away from such an impact. Pilot Assist, Volvo's innovative semi-autonomous drive feature, is an optional extra on every XC40, as is 'Run-off Road Protection and Mitigation'. And Cross Traffic Alert with brake support', which warn you of oncoming vehicles when you're reversing out of a space.

Cost of Ownership

All the efficiency figures for this T5 Plug-in hybrid are also exactly replicated by the alternative T4 Plug-in hybrid variant: let's take a look at them. Volvo claims a WLTP-rated all-electric driving range of between 26.1 and 27.3 miles, the kind of typical figure claimed by most Plug-in Hybrids. And, as with most Plug-in Hybrids, the actual real-world result you'll probably get while driving normally is much closer to the 20 mile mark. Accept that at the outset, otherwise, you'll end up disappointed. Like all cars of this kind, unless you regularly plug in, all you'll be driving is a relatively thirsty high-output petrol model. You'll want to tick the box for the £50 optional 3.5kWh Type 2 charger and with this in place, a full charge takes about 3 hours. The fantasy land official quoted efficiency stats are up to 135.5mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and up to 47g/km of WLTP-rated CO2. The important thing is though, that the government believes them, hence this model's low 16% Benefit-in-Kind taxation rate - a major incentive for business purchase. Volvo also throws in a year's free electricity usage. Insurance for the T5 PHEV is group 32E: it's group 28E for the T4 PHEV variant. Maintenance should be relatively affordable for a car of this kind, with three or five year pre-paid servicing packages are available to help you budget ahead. If you pay extra for the useful 'On Call with App' remote connectivity system, this Volvo can be programmed to autonomously realise when a service is due, then automatically book it for you at a dealership of your choice. Finally, we'll tell you that the warranty is the usual three year, 60,000 mile package.

Summary

For all of Volvo's trumpeted plans for electrification, the truth is that up until now, models from the brand that are truly electrified have made up a tiny part of its overall sales volume. That has to change - and will with the introduction of models like this one. The company's short term aim is for Plug-in Hybrids to quickly make up 20% of its sales volume and you have to think that most of that total needs to be accounted for by this Recharge T5 Plug-in hybrid derivative and its T4 Plug-in stablemate. Given the prices being asked here, that might be a challenging goal for the company to reach, but you can't fault the engineering here - or the way that it's been incorporated into such a pleasing, practicality and stylish overall design. If you want a compact, premium-badged SUV with plug-in tech, this is where it's at right now.

BEGINNING AGAIN AT FORTY (new2) 05/01/2018

Volvo's compact XC40 SUV has delivered some new beginnings for the company. Jonathan Crouch drives and checks out the latest versions.

Ten Second Review

Volvo's XC40 is much more than just a smaller version of the brand's larger SUVs. It gets its own 'CMA' platform, a very distinct design to set itself apart and lots of potential for electrification. The result is a slightly unusual alternative to premium-branded compact SUVs like Audi's Q3 and the BMW X1. Here's the most recent lightly updated version, which offers combustion, mild hybrid, PHEV and full-EV options.

Background

Volvo took its time in developing a contender for the industry's fastest-growing market segment, that for compact family hatchback-based SUVs. Back in 2017, the XC40 put that right. Since then, it's been usefully updated. Under the skin lies a bespoke 'Compact Modular Architecture' platform that Volvo created with its Chinese owner Geely. It's a chassis that will in future be used by a whole range of new compact Volvo models, but it's hard to believe that many of them will be much more significant than this one. Established premium brand compact SUV contenders like BMW's X1, Mercedes' GLA and Audi's Q3 are all within this XC40's sights. So it'll have to be good.

Driving Experience

The XC40's 'CMA' platform has been based around provision for a whole range of future cutting-edge Volvo powerplants. All the combustion units now fuel from the green pump and the range starts with a three cylinder 1.5-litre engine used in 129hp form in the T2 model, the only variant in the range with manual transmission. The auto models most will want start with the B3 mild hybrid 163hp variant, which sits alongside a 197hp B4 mild hybrid model. That B4 variant also comes with the option of All-wheel drive. Want combustion-style electrification with your XC40? Well Volvo also offers a front-driven T4 Plug-in Hybrid XC40 Recharge model, which mates the three cylinder 1.5-litre engine with an 82hp electric motor. There's also a T5 Plug-in Hybrid that mates that electric motor with a 180hp version of the same engine. Both go up to 28 miles on a charge. If you need your XC40 to be fully battery-powered, There are two Pure Electric variants on offer, both of which use a 75kWh (usable) battery. The base front-driven single-motormodel offers 231hp. The alternative AWD model offers the twin electric motor set-up (one on each axle) that we've already seen on the top version of the extremely rapid Polestar 2 EV sports saloon. There's 408hp on tap (yes, you heard that right), which seems like it'd be rather excessive for the needs of most likely customers, sprinting you to 62mph from rest in just 4.7s with more torque than you'd get in a Nissan GT-R super sports car - 660Nm of it, at which point, the motor's spinning at a heady 14,000rpm.

Design and Build

This XC40 has recently been updated with a smarter front bumper and a frameless front grille. That latter feature is blanked off in the Pure Electric model, which is the main visual difference marking out that full-EV XC40 variant from the combustion-engined versions of this design. In addition, the car's signature Thor's Hammer headlights have been augmented with state-of-the-art pixel LED light technology, enabling them to automatically adapt to traffic in front and efficiently light up the road ahead without dazzling other drivers. Otherwise, the XC40 is much as it was when we first saw it back in 2017. It's an interesting combination this. A Swedish-branded product, financed by a Chinese conglomerate, styled by a British designer and built in a Dutch factory. We'll start with the penman, a young Englishman Ian Kettle who says that the look of this car was inspired by robots he'd seen in sci-fi movies. In styling this contender, his brief was to give the XC40 its own identity, rather than simply making it a down-sized XC60. So while this car shares its bigger stablemate's 'Thor's Hammer' LED headlights and clamshell bonnet, it also gets unique touches like an inverted front grille and coupe-like rear styling. To some extent of course, the XC40 had to be different because it rides on quite different underpinnings, a 'CMA' ('Common Modular Architecture') platform that'll be seen on a whole range of future small models from Volvo and its Chinese parent Geely. Not too much is different with the latest model inside, though if you delve into the workings of the central portrait-style 9-inch screen, you'll find that the infotainment system is powered by Android, which means you get a raft of over-the-air Google features, including Maps and YouTube Music built in. What else might you need to know about the cabin? Well because the XC40's basic architecture was designed to accommodate a full-electric powertrain from the start, there are no compromises with the EV model over combustion versions when it comes to rear seat legroom. Or luggage space. Which is just as well because trunk capacity isn't huge, though the 452-litre capacity figure will probably be quite sufficient for the needs of most owners.

Market and Model

Prices start at just over £26,500 and range up to just over £57,000 for the top AWD Pure Electric variant. In the combustion XC40 range, there are four levels of trim - 'Start', 'Core', 'Plus' and 'Ultimate'. The Pure Electric front-driven versions start at around £43,500 for the base 'Core' versions, with 'Plus' and 'Ultimate' beyond. With the Pure Electric AWD model, priced from around £54,000, the trim options stick at 'Plus' and 'Ultimate'. As standard, even entry-level 'Start' combustion variants come with LED headlights with optional active high beam, two-zone climate control with a 'CleanZone' air-filtration system, rear parking sensors, a 12.3-inch TFT instrument binnacle display and 17" alloy wheels. 'Core' spec adds larger 18-inch wheels, roof rails and a power-operated tailgate. Plusher 'Plus'-spec gets you keyless entry, LED front fog lamps, a Park Assist system, a flexible load floor and heat for the front seats and steering wheel. Top 'Ultimate' trim gives you 19-inch wheels, Volvo's 'Pilot Assist' with Adaptive Cruise Control set-up and a 12-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system. There's also a powered sunroof, a 360-degree camera system and a headlamp cleaning system. As ever with Volvo, a key focus is safety. An autonomous braking system is standard-fit and this system can specifically detect people and animals. There's also an 'Oncoming Lane Mitigation' set-up that not only stops you from pulling out into the path of an oncoming vehicle but can also steer you away from such an impact. Pilot Assist, Volvo's innovative semi-autonomous drive feature, is an optional extra on every XC40, as is 'Run-off Road Protection and Mitigation'. And Cross Traffic Alert with brake support', which warn you of oncoming vehicles when you're reversing out of a space.

Cost of Ownership

On the the WLTP figures. The base conventional manual T2 petrol variant offers combined fuel consumption of up to 40.9mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions from 157g/km. The B3 and B4 mild hybrid front-driven models both offer combined fuel economy of up to 42.1mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions up to 152g/km. The Recharge Plug-in hybrids (which can go up to 28 EAER-rated miles on a charge) both manage a faintly unbelievable official combined cycle fuel reading of up to 134.5mpg and a CO2 reading of around 47g/km. The front-drive Pure Electric model can go up to 264 miles on a single charge. The Dual Motor AWD Pure Electric XC40 manages up to 259 miles. Charging times for the EV variants are competitive. Overnight charging via a home wallbox will occupy around 8 hours. When out and about, if you come across a 150kW public rapid charger, you'll be able to replenish from empty to 80% in just 40 minutes. You can of course set charging times remotely - in this case via the 'Volvo On Call' app. There are of course, lots of taxation advantages in running an EV. With this one, as with its main rivals, you'll be rated at just 1% for BiK Benefit-in-Kind taxation for the first tax year of use, and at only 2% for the subsequent two years. Maintenance across the XC40 range should be relatively affordable for a car of this kind, with three or five year pre-paid servicing packages are available to help you budget ahead. If you pay extra for the useful 'On Call with App' remote connectivity system, this Volvo can be programmed to autonomously realise when a service is due, then automatically book it for you at a dealership of your choice. Finally, we'll tell you that the warranty is the usual three year, 60,000 mile package.

Summary

Volvo clearly felt that to break into the premium brand compact SUV segment, it had to offer something distinctively different to its German rivals, so that's exactly what we've got. Not everyone will like the looks but there's no doubt that they will help the brand to target buyers who would never previously have considered a Volvo. Will these people pass up a premium German-branded alternative to own this car though? Well, the class-leading safety standards may be tempting for some. And the personalisation options a deciding factor for others. Overall, if you're looking for a quality option that's a bit more unique in this segment, Volvo thinks it has a car that'll interest you very much.

Volvo XC40 average rating: 4.5/5 (22 reviews)

Mr J Greenwood - 13/01/20, owner of a Volvo XC40 ESTATE 1.5 T3 [163] R DESIGN 5dr

User rating: 4.5/5

User comment:
I recently purchased a Volvo XC40, great design, smooth drive and fuel efficiency for an SUV was surprising. The only negative comment I have is the cup holders struggle to fit two standard cups.

Mr D Fryer - 26/03/20, owner of a Volvo XC40 ESTATE 2.0 T4 Inscription Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
My XC40 Inscription Pro is a superb car. It is an unbelievable pleasure to drive, very quiet and responsive with a host of extras that make my time behind the wheel an absolute joy.

Mrs E Ostacchini - 07/01/20, owner of a Volvo XC40 Momentum D3 Awd Auto

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
I love my car. Volvo XC40 AWD. She is beautiful, responsive and makes me smile every time I get in. The on screen handbook is fantastic, it saves me calling in for help every 5 mins. Thank you so very very much.

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