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On the road with the Volvo XC40

We take the Volvo XC40 out for a spin on the road and find out what makes this compact SUV tick all the right boxes.

Apr 19, 2019 | By LUXUO

Named the “European Car of the Year” at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the all-new compact SUV “Volvo XC40” is definitely one of our to-test lists for year 2019.

With an integrated smart design, technology and innovation all packed into one single automobile, there are much to love with the XC40 and you are about to find out why as we unpack this sleek new drive.

From design to performance and interior technology, here’s what you need to know about the new Volvo XC40, a compact SUV that you must put into consideration when shopping for a new ride this 2019.

 

THE LOOK

Despite being an SUV-type vehicle, the XC40 highlights a rather sporty silhouette, all thanks to the muscular wings, large wheel arches, a delicately curved bodyline with scalloped sections on the hood, rearmost pillar and lower doors; and 19-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels that are designed to provide maximum comfort and optimal agility.

Paired with the signature “Thor’s hammer” LED daytime running lights, the XC40 not only looks sleek for an SUV but packs the fierce outlook of a monster vehicle that we want from a large-bodied automobile.

More youthful and fun compared to its siblings XC60 and XC90, this sleek little brother is made for the urban city-dwellers.

THE PERFORMANCE

Exterior aside, what we look forward the most with a vehicle is its road performance and XC40 does not disappoint in terms of specifications.

The XC40 is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder Drive-E engine with 252 hp and an eight-speed automatic transmission that can go from 0 to 100 km/h in a short 6.4 seconds.

Light on steering and firm on the road, the XC40 provides maximum comfort for both driver and passengers for all standard road terrains regardless of the speed you are going on – much like all Volvo vehicles before it.

Best of all, for all eco-friendly drivers who prefer an optimum and fuel-efficient experience, the combined fuel consumption is only 7.7 litres per 100 km, which is an amazing feat for an SUV-type automobile (all thanks to the Eco function within).

THE TECHNOLOGY

No vehicles in 2019 are complete without a list of technologically advanced features to assist its driver for a seamless experience and the XC40 has every box ticked for you.

First, take a look at the Pilot Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control features. With the combination of these two, drivers can look forward to a more relaxing drive even when facing heavy city traffic.

 

The XC40 also has the City Safety system that helps to avoid or mitigate collisions by applying the brakes in times of emergency to minimise accident rates.

Other new features include a wireless charging pad for your latest tech devices, new Air Woofer Technology™ for music and CleanZone, which is a filter system that ensures clean air within the vehicle despite environmental conditions outside.

 

THE DESIGN (INTERIOR)

Not just eco-friendly in terms of fuel consumption, the XC40 has promotes an environmentally friendly design where the carpet, floor console and door inserts are manufactured with 97% recycled PET bottles, which makes the surface material a self-carrying structure.

Featuring the best of Scandinavian design, the inside of the XC40 is filled with full of intuitive and practical storage spaces for all your daily routine.

Super-comfortable seats, ample legroom and huge cargo space are just some of the elements that allow XC40 to live up to the brand’s name. 

Our verdict? The Volvo XC40 is the best compact SUV you can buy today, and with prices at just RM255,888 (excluding insurance), you can’t say you’re not getting your money’s worth.

You can now book an appointment to test drive the Volvo XC40 via WhatsApp or call at +6013 663 4040.

 

WINNER’S TREAT:

As a special bonus for the launch of the new XC40, Volvo has also launched a special film campaign where 20 lucky winners stand a chance to win a luxury weekend retreat for 2 at The Majestic Malacca

All you need to do is experience The New Volvo XC40 through “A Filmmaker’s Journey” and “An Angel In Chinatown”. Find the hidden codes within the film for a chance to win a luxury weekend retreat for 2 at The Majestic Malacca.

Find out more in the link here.

 
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