Review: The Award Winning Volvo XC40
First launched in 2017, this well-built, compact SUV has been excelling in its segment. Its received numerous awards since launch, including European Car of the Year 2018. According to figures from carsalesbase.com, last year 82,457 cars of this model were sold in Europe, which is an increase of 74.3% compared to 2018. So what makes this a highly desirable SUV? Read our full review below to find out.
Firstly, as expected with a Volvo car, the XC40 comes with exceptional safety and driver assist features which particularly makes it an appealing family car. These features include Volvo Cars’ Pilot Assist system, Cross Traffic alert with brake support and the 360-degree camera, just to mention a few. During 2018 testing, this SUV also achieved a Euro NCAP Safety Rating of 5 stars, which included an impressive score of 97 per cent in its adult occupancy NCAP assessment. At GB Vehicle Leasing, we think safety makes this one of the stand-out contenders in the family SUV market.
Interior & Infotainment
In terms of the interior, we think the XC40 is beautifully designed and ingenious storage space is an excellent addition. The 430 litres boot space is slightly smaller than rival SUVs, however, it’s still a spacious 5-seater. As for the infotainment system, it's clear that advanced technology has been incorporated into the design. In particular, stay connected on your journey as this model is fully compatible with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay.
The XC40 is available in a range of efficient engine options. This allows drivers the choice to choose a fuel type that is most suited to their lifestyle and purpose for driving the car. If you’re looking for a greener from of transport but don’t think a full electric car is right for you, then both mild-hybrid options and the XC40 Recharge plug-in hybrid option are also available. Furthermore, order books for the all-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 are now open in the UK, with first deliveries expected in 2021. This comes as part of Volvo's commitment to offer electrified options for all Volvo cars launched from 2019. Diesel and petrol options for this model remain available.
Overall, we think this compact SUV is fantastic and deserves a rating of 4.5/5 stars from GB Vehicle Leasing. With on-the-road prices starting from £25,420 for the base model, this car comes with an excellent range of standard features. However, if you require a bigger boot space, you might prefer the BMW X1 or the Mercedes-Benz GLA. So, what do you think of the Volvo XC40? If you're interested in leasing this car, contact us on 0161 667 5338.