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Published on June 20th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Volvo XC40 gets 1,800 serious Malaysian enquiries

This stylish new SUV is expected to arrive in October this year and without even seeing the all new Volvo XC40 in the flesh or smelling the cabin there have been more than 1,800 serious enquiries. This XC40 is going to change the way Malaysian look at Volvo cars and the brand.

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.

Two petrol engines will initially be available, with power ranging from 190 to 250 hp. All these engines are 2.0-litre, four-cylinder units: there are the 190hp T4 and the 247hp T5 petrol driven powerplants. The T4 and T5 will come with all-wheel drive and Volvo’s 8-speed automatic gearbox. Full technical details of these engines will be released at a later date. Other powertrains will be offered later in the Volvo XC40’s lifecycle including a plug-in hybrid and possibly a full electric version.

Entry-level Momentum versions have the most expressive styling, including textile and vinyl interior upholstery and the option of a contrast-coloured white roof and door mirrors, along with white and black alloy wheels.


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