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The XC40 receives powertrain and equipment enhancements

The Volvo XC40 has already proven a great success, as the brands first compact premium SUV. Now the appeal of the multi-award-winning XC40 is being enriched with new powertrain options and features, and even more generous specification levels.

Where powertrains are concerned, the highly efficient 1.5-litre three-cylinder T3 petrol engine, benefits from an increase in power, from 156 to 163hp and it is also now available for the first time with the option of an eight-speed automatic transmission. As a result of the changes, the manual version's 0-62mph time is cut from 9.4 to 9.3 seconds, while the smooth-shifting automatic takes 9.6 seconds. Efficiency has also improved, with WLTP combined fuel economy of between 37.2 and 41.5mpg for the T3 manual, against figures of 36.7 and 39.8mpg for the previous version. The manual car's CO2 emissions are also lower, ranging from 142 to 146g/km, compared with 144 and 148g/km previously.

As a counterpart to the all-wheel-drive 2.0-litre T4 petrol engine, Volvo will release a two-wheel drive version. The front-wheel-drive T4 manages 0-62mph in just 8.4 seconds – 0.1 seconds faster than the AWD version – while its combined fuel economy ranges from 33.6 to 36.7mpg. The T4 FWD is priced £1,400 below the equivalent AWD version.

As for equipment changes you can expect a 12v power outlet in the luggage compartment, a locking glovebox and a load protection net building on existing features such as the Sensus nine-inch touchscreen, voice-activated control system, automatic LED headlights, satellite navigation, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, 18-inch alloy wheels and the Volvo On Call connected services platform.

For added comfort in cold weather, there is a new Winter Plus pack option, which adds a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats to the contents of the established Winter pack (heated front seats, a heated windscreen, headlight cleaning system and heated washer nozzles).

World renowned for its leadership in vehicle safety, Volvo is introducing an upgraded Blind Spot Information System option with a new Steer Assist function to the XC40 range. To complete the updates to the XC40 range, there are three new exterior paint finishes to choose from: Thunder Grey, Glacier Silver and Pebble Grey.

The updated XC40 is available now at Brindley Volvo on personal contract hire, with monthly payments from only £290. To view the full XC40 offer click here.

The XC40 range will soon expand further with the introduction of a T5 Twin Engine petrol-electric plug-in hybrid variant. Available to order now from Brindley Volvo for first deliveries starting in March 2020. Click here to see our offers.

Added: 29 July 2019

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