Published on July 20th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Volvo XC40 wins Car of the Year Award at the 2019 Motor Trader UK Awards
Motor Trader UK has just given the super popular and multi-award winning Volvo XC40 the ‘New Car Of The Year’ award.
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.
For the UK market, three petrol and two diesel engines will initially be available, with power ranging from 150 to 250 hp. All these engines are 2.0-litre, four-cylinder units: there are 156 hp T3, 190 hp T4 and 247 hp T5 petrols, and 150 hp D3 and 190 hp D4 diesels. The T3 is available exclusively with front-wheel drive, while the D3 is offered in front- or all-wheel-drive form. The T4, T5 and D4 come with all-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox. An automatic gearbox is also available on D3 versions. 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.
For the UK buyer this Volvo XC40 also introduces the innovative Care by Volvo package. For one monthly payment, this covers car rental, scheduled maintenance, insurance and roadside assistance, along with a range of concierge services that will expand over time. Care by Volvo will be available as an introductory offer on special T5 and D4 Momentum versions for just £629 per month for 24 months. Care by Volvo will be offered on other Volvo XC40 variants in due course.