Volvo launches the XC40 T4
Volvo is a brand that holds a rich heritage in the automotive industry and has been around for over 94 years. The Swedish manufactures have always thrived in building high-quality SUV’s, but it is the XC40 that has become the brand's most locally successful premium compact SUV. To add to the success of the XC40, Volvo has announced that it will be extending its range with an all-new XC40 T4.
This new derivative will be powered by a 2.0-litre in-line turbocharged petrol engine. It will produce a maximum power output of 140 kW and 300 Nm of torque. It will come equipped with Volvo’s very elegant eight-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox. Volvo has claimed that the XC40 T4 can sprint from zero to 100 km/h time in 8.4 seconds. It will be available in three specification levels, ranging from Momentum, Inscription, and R-Design. The T4 will be slotted between the 110kW T3 derivative and the 185kW T5 derivative.
As expected, the XC40 T4 will get a dashing design and will feature some of the best technology in the industry. Leading the forefront of the XC40 T4 will be Volvo's industry-leading safety technology which includes Volvo Cars’ Pilot Assist system, City Safety, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross-Traffic Alert with brake support and a 360° camera.
Greg Maruszewski, Managing Director at Volvo Car South Africa believes that the arrival of the Volvo XC40 T4 will further cement the XC40’s local success, adding “The XC40 had a good 2020; it had an 8.40% share of its the segment in 2019; that grew to 14.70% last year. In 2021, the XC40 nameplate performance is continuing to grow its sales locally.”
To make things even more exciting, the XC40 T4 will be just one out of two new XC40 models to be launched this year. As Volvo Car South Africa also has plans to launch the highly awaited XC40 P8 All-Electric. Consumers will be able to start placing orders within this month with deliveries of the vehicle to be done later in August.