If you give it a mere look, you will dismiss the Volvo XC40 as just another SUV – until you take a second glance at the specs.
Earlier in July 2018, the XC40 won the European Car of the Year award, less than a year after its unveiling in September 2017. There is a big deal in this award. The jury is made up of 60 journalists from 23 European countries. It has grown to be one of the most influential car competitions globally.
It, therefore, happens that the ranking of the Volvo XC40 followed a tried, tested and critiqued path. The Swedish SUV is profoundly a commoner in design but has distinguished itself with exemplary performance.
This is for you if you are looking for a powerful SUV with great suspension. With 248 hp, an eight-speed automatic transmission the XC40 is able to maneuver quick steering demands and enviable acceleration. The four-cylinder turbocharged engine delivers 187hp making it a good pacesetter.The quick downshifts also enable quick adjustments to speed where need be.
It is also impressively tech-savvy with a ride-sharing option through the ‘Volvo on call’ platform. There is a pilot assist system as well as run-off road protection among other high-tech features. A 360-degree camera serving to assist the driver in jammed parking caps these features. A 9-inch touchscreen takes care of the interactive elements of this SUV.
The SUV market is hugely competitive and there is never a shortage of options. The XC40 perfectly fits here and its market performance so far is a clear indication of commendable acceptability.Considering that its bigger version the XC90 won yet another award earlier in the year, it is notable that Volvo is seemingly combining the right matrices to deliver captivating machinery.
It is right to say that the simplicity of this machine is its greatest elevating asset.
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