2018 Volvo XC40 pricing & specs announced

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Today, Volvo announced the pricing and specs for their upcoming XC40 baby SUV.

The range will consist of 8 variants – 4 are part of the regular range, with the other 4 being launch editions.

Two engines will be offered with the XC40 at launch: the petrol T5 (a 2.0-litre turbo 4 generating 185kW of power and 350Nm of torque) and the diesel D4 (using a 2.0-litre turbo 4 producing 140kW and 400Nm).

Pricing for the range goes as follows:

  • T5 Momentum – $47,990
  • D4 Momentum – $50,990
  • T5 Momentum Launch Edition – $52,990
  • T5 R-Design – $54,990
  • D4 Momentum Launch Edition – $55,990
  • T5 R-Design Launch Edition – $56,740
  • D4 R-Design – $57,990
  • D4 R-Design Launch Edition – $59,740

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The standard equipment list for the Momentum includes 18-inch alloys, dual-zone climate control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, keyless start (not entry), front & rear parking sensors, reversing camera and‘Thor’s Hammer’ LED headlights (with auto high-beam). Furtherm it includes auto-dimming and folding mirrors, a 12.3-inch digital driver’s instrument cluster, an 8-speaker sound system, an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless smartphone charging, cloth & vinyl seat upholstery and an electrically-adjustable driver’s seat with 4-way lumbar support.

Over the Momentum, the R-Design gains sporty exterior styling components (a high-gloss grille and dual black tailpipes), 20-inch diamond cut black alloy wheels, a black contrasting roof, Nubuck textile & fine nappa perforated leather upholstery, black headlining, sports chassis, R-Design perforated leather steering wheel with paddle shifters and an R-Design perforated gear shifter. It also gets an electrically-adjustable passenger seat, adaptive headlights with an auto-bending function, keyless entry, electric tailgate with a gesture opening function and upgraded interior lighting.

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At launch, Volvo are offering some special launch editions, spanning all trim levels and powertrains.

The first is the Momentum Launch Edition. Over the Momentum it gets a sunroof, LED headlights with auto-bending, adaptive cruise control with Pilot Assist (Volvo’s semi-autonomous system), a Harman Kardon premium sound system, tinted side windows, heated front seats, 19-inch 5-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels, a 360-degree camera, a front-seat cushion extension, and Park Assist Pilot. In addition, there’s keyless entry, an electric tailgate, an electric passenger seat, built-in alarm and leather upholstery. The launch edition gains $10,020 more equipment than the Momentum, depite the $5000 price difference.

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The second launch edition is the R-Design Launch Edition. Over the regular R-Design it gets a sunroof, tinted windows, an alarm, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control with Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving, Park Assist Pilot, a 360-degree camera and a Harman Kardon audio system. The additional features are valued at $6670, despite the launch edition retailing for only $2000 more than the regualr version.

What do you think of the pricing and specs for the new XC40? Let me know down below!

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