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The Volvo XC40 has been named the 2018 winner of the prestigious European Car of the Year Award.

https://www.xc40forums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=173
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Volvo Cars, the premium carmaker, today launched its new three-cylinder Drive-E powertrain in the XC40, the company’s first entry into the compact SUV segment.

The new powertrain is the first three-cylinder engine in the company’s 91-year history.

The all-new 1.5 litre, three-cylinder, direct-injection petrol engine was developed in-house using the same modular design as Volvo’s four-cylinder Drive-E engines. The three-cylinder powertrain comes with a manual six-speed transmission. An optional automatic eight-speed transmission will follow next year.

In line with Volvo Cars’ strategy to continue improving economies of scale, the engine will roll off the same production lines as the company’s four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.

“Our new three-cylinder engine is an exciting development for the XC40 and for Volvo Cars in general,” said Alexander Petrofski, senior director cluster 40 at Volvo Cars. “This compact engine design provides the flexibility we need as we introduce more powertrain options for XC40 customers.”

Volvo’s current D3 150hp diesel and T4 190hp petrol engines are also added to broaden the XC40 engine offer.

Furthermore, the new three-cylinder powertrain has been deliberately designed for integration into Twin Engine plug-in hybrid cars. A hybridised as well as a pure electric powertrain option for the XC40 will be added later.

Full press release link here: https://www.xc40forums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=146
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The Volvo XC40 has won the What Car? Car of the Year 2018 award, just four months after it went on sale.

https://www.xc40forums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=116
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The first few reviews are in:

"Volvo’s XC40 arrives in the premium compact SUV segment and hits the right note with design, practicality and driving style

Should you buy one?
I think you might. This class isn’t blessed with super-competitive vehicles, which has given Volvo an advantage from the off. But while some rivals try to retain all of the sporting or dynamic DNA of their saloon or estate sister models, Volvo has been a bit more chilled about how keen the XC40 would like to be.

In being quite practical inside, quite funky both inside and out, and relaxed in its own skin with space allowed for its suspension to breathe, it has retained plenty of the U in SUV. And I rather like it for that."

Auto Car: https://www.xc40forums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=103

What Car: https://www.xc40forums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=102

Auto Express: https://www.xc40forums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=101
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Looks like it's press drive time this week so we should start to see some Volvo XC40 reviews later today.

https://www.xc40forums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=100
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The new Volvo XC40 urban SUV is now available to order in the UK, with on-the-road prices starting at £27,905 for the T3 Momentum version.

https://www.xc40forums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=98
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New Volvo XC40 Side impact crash test 50km/h (31 mph)

https://www.xc40forums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=97
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Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today further expands its line-up of SUVs with the launch of its new XC40 small premium SUV in Milan, Italy.

https://www.xc40forums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=92
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The XC40 offers a radical new approach to storage inside the car. Find out more: https://www.xc40forums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=89
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