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Volvo XC40 ESTATE 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr

Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
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Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr
Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Momentum 5dr

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  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph9.3 secs
  • Top Speed112 mph
  • C02144 g/km
  • BHP163
  • Torque195 lbs/f
  • P11D32%

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.

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Volvo's compact XC40 SUV has delivered some new beginnings for the company. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Background

Volvo took its time in developing a contender for the industry's fastest-growing market segment, that for compact family hatchback-based SUVs. The XC40 put that right. 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, including three cylinder engines plus Plug-in hybrid and a fully-electric versions. 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 and in 163hp guise in the T3 variant. Both only come with front wheel drive and the T3 can be had with the option of auto transmission. Further up the petrol range, there's Volvo's 2.0-litre mild hybrid unit which has to be mated to auto transmission. It's available in 197hp form in the B4 petrol derivative (offered with front or four-wheel drive). If you want an electrified XC40, that 1.5-litre petrol engine also features in 129hp form mated to an 82hp electric motor in the Recharge T4 Twin Engine Plug-in hybrid model. And in 180hp form mated to an 82hp electric motor in the Recharge T5 Twin Engine Plug-in hybrid variant. There's also a full-electric model, the P8 Pure electric AWD Automatic, which has a 408hp fully electrified powertrain. Across the range, available driving systems include the brand's 'Pilot Assist' autonomous set-up which can steer and brake for you on the highway.

Design and Build

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. What it means here is that for the first time, Volvo has a range of three SUVs; other brands have that too of course but in this case, the three products are each quite distinct in character. The Swedish brand hopes that'll be significant.

Market and Model

Prices start at just over £25,000 and range up to just over £53,000 for the full-electric P8. There are three main levels of trim - 'Momentum', 'R-Design' and 'Inscription', with plusher 'Pro' variants of each. Every version of the XC40 is very well equipped. As standard, even entry-level 'Momentum' 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 18" alloy wheels. If you upgrade to sporty 'R-Design' trim, you additionally 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' variants meanwhile, enjoy fill-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

On the the figures, all now WLTP-rated. The T2 and T3 petrol variants most will choose offer combined fuel consumption of up to 41.5mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions from 158g/km - that's in front-driven manual form. The petrol-powered 197hp B4 mild hybrid offers combined fuel economy of up to 39.2mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions from 167g/km in front-driven form. The Recharge T5 Plug-in hybrid (which can go up to 31 miles on a charge) manages the faintly unbelievable official combined cycle fuel reading of up to 139.4mpg and a CO2 reading of up to 47g/km. The P8 full-electric model can go up to 249 miles on a single charge and its battery can be re-charged to 80% of its capacity in 40 minutes using a fast-charger. 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

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.

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control
Rear Park assist
12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's instrument display
9" centre console portrait touch screen
Adjustable steering wheel force
Bluetooth hands free telephone kit
Drive mode selector
Lane keep assist with driver alert control
Oncoming Lane Mitigation
Sensus navigation with European mapping and traffic information
Speed limiter
Speed sensitive steering
Voice activated control for key functions
Volvo on call
Entertainment
Sensus connect with high perfromance sound, 8 speakers/250W, front USB and 2 rear type C USB
DAB Digital radio
Steering wheel mounted remote controls
Exterior Features
Solid paint
Adaptive brake lights with high level LED brake lights
Auto dimming interior mirror
Automatic headlamp levelling
Colour coordinated auto folding and heated power door mirrors
Dark grey front grille with chrome surround
Front and rear electric windows
High gloss black sensus surround deco
High Gloss silver front and rear skid plate
Home safe and approach lighting
LED Headlights + Active high beam incorporating daytime running lights
Rain sensor with automatic windscreen wiper activation
Rear wiper
Roof antenna
Roof spoiler
Silver roof rails
Visible VIN plate
Interior Features
Height adjustable passenger seat
Height/tilt adjustable driver's seat
Rear headrests
Textile/vinyl leather upholstery
12V socket in front tunnel console and cargo compartment
2 zone electronic climate control and rear air vent
3 spoke leather steering wheel with chrome trim
60/40 split folding rear seat
Centre console cupholders and storage
Driver's side lower dashboard credit card storage compartment
Floor mats
Front footwell illumination
Front headrests
Front reading light and theatre lighting
Glovebox bag hook
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated glovebox
Illuminated luggage compartment
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Isofix attachments on rear seats
Leather gearknob
Load protection net
Multi directional lumbar support
Rear armrest / integral cup holders / storage tray
Rear coat hook
Underfloor cargo storage
Safety
Mechanical child rear door locks
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
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
First aid kit
Front and outer rear seatbelt reminder and pretensioners
Front seats SIPS airbags
Hill descent control
Hill start assist
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
Stability and Traction Control with Spin control, Engine Drag Control and Corner Traction Control
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Vehicle deceleration control with Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Distribution and Emergency Brake Assist
Warning triangle
WHIPS whiplash protection system - front
Security
Keyless Start
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
Trim
Urban grid aluminium inlay
Wheels
18" 5 spoke alloy wheels
Tyre sealant kit + 12v compressor
Technical
Dynamic chassis
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 142
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 158
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 173
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 158
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1477
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 9.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 9.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 7.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 6.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 37.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 40.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 35.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 38.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 42.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 47.1
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 30.1
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 31
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 38.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 42.2
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.5
Badge Power 163
Coin Description T3 [163]
Coin Series Momentum
Generation Mark 1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 23E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 97
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 87
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 71
NCAP Safety Assist % 76
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 18000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.3
Engine Power - BHP 163
Engine Power - KW 120
Engine Power - RPM 5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 195
Engine Torque - MKG 27
Engine Torque - NM 265
Engine Torque - RPM 1850
Top Speed 112
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 235/55 R18
Tyre Size Rear 235/55 R18
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5 SPOKE
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1658
Length 4425
Wheelbase 2702
Width 1910
Width (including mirrors) 2034
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 54
Gross Vehicle Weight 2060
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1336
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 586
Max. Loading Weight 557
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1600
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1503
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.4

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
18 months 8,000 miles p/a £300.65 p/m Call Us
18 months 10,000 miles p/a £309.97 p/m Call Us
24 months 6,000 miles p/a £285.96 p/m £19.49 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £273.27 p/m Call Us
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £358.57 p/m £15.76 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £282.91 p/m Call Us
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £364.25 p/m £15.90 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £377.42 p/m £25.35 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £388.96 p/m £34.01 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £398.64 p/m £37.06 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £407.02 p/m £50.14 p/m
36 months 6,000 miles p/a £269.29 p/m £22.25 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £229.10 p/m Call Us
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £290.99 p/m £20.80 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £238.46 p/m Call Us
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £296.68 p/m £23.47 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £312.93 p/m £31.77 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £330.54 p/m £37.54 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £344.36 p/m £49.51 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £357.47 p/m £68.74 p/m
48 months 6,000 miles p/a £255.90 p/m £27.44 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £273.63 p/m £26.09 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £222.22 p/m Call Us
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £277.79 p/m £30.08 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £230.90 p/m Call Us
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £290.46 p/m £36.26 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £304.22 p/m £44.64 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £317.27 p/m £57.26 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £328.15 p/m £78.39 p/m
18 months 8,000 miles p/a £360.75 p/m Call Us
18 months 10,000 miles p/a £371.97 p/m Call Us
24 months 6,000 miles p/a £343.16 p/m £23.39 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £327.92 p/m Call Us
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £430.28 p/m £18.91 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £339.50 p/m Call Us
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £437.10 p/m £19.09 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £452.91 p/m £30.41 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £466.75 p/m £40.81 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £478.37 p/m £44.48 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £488.42 p/m £60.16 p/m
36 months 6,000 miles p/a £323.15 p/m £26.70 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £332.11 p/m £30.05 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £274.92 p/m Call Us
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £286.16 p/m Call Us
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £356.01 p/m £28.16 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £375.52 p/m £38.13 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £396.64 p/m £45.04 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £413.24 p/m £59.41 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £428.96 p/m £82.49 p/m
48 months 6,000 miles p/a £307.08 p/m £32.93 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £316.14 p/m £35.47 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £266.67 p/m Call Us
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £277.08 p/m Call Us
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £333.35 p/m £36.09 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £348.55 p/m £43.52 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £365.06 p/m £53.57 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £380.73 p/m £68.72 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £393.78 p/m £94.06 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Intellisafe-Blind spot system + steer assist, cross traffic alert with autobrake, rear collision mitigation and autodimming exterior rear view mirror £600.00
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto + 2 USB £300.00
Wireless/Inductive Mobile Phone Charging £200.00
Entertainment
Sensus Connect with Premium Sound by Harman Kardon, Dolby Pro Logic II Surround Sound, Dirac Unsion,13 speakers/600W and subwoofer £550.00
Exterior Features
Dark tinted windows for rear door side windows and cargo compartment £350.00
Ice white roof £375.00
Metallic paint £575.00
Power glass tilt and slide panoramic sunroof with sun curtain £1,000.00
Retractable towbar £1,125.00
Interior Features
Leather faced upholstery £900.00
Power driver seat with memory + exterior mirrors memory £450.00
Packs
Climate pack - XC40 £775.00
Driver assist pack - XC40 £1,550.00
Lounge pack - XC40 £2,250.00
Park assist pack - XC40 £575.00
Power seat pack - XC40 £700.00
Versatility pack - XC40 £700.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Denim blue £575.00
Metallic - Fusion red £575.00
Metallic - Glacier Silver £575.00
Metallic - Onyx black £575.00
Metallic - Pebble grey £575.00
Solid - Black Stone FOC
Solid - Ice white FOC
Safety
Power child locks on rear doors £85.00
Trim
Leather - Blond £900.00
Leather - Charcoal £900.00
Origin inlay FOC
Textile/vinyl leather - Charcoal FOC
Textile/vinyl leather - Grey malange FOC
Wheels
19" 5 spoke diamond cut /matt black alloy wheels £525.00
Tempa spare wheel and jack £150.00
* option prices shown are estimated