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2019 Volvo XC40 pricing and specs

Volvo Australia has revised the XC40 line-up for the 2019 model year, dropping the price of entry by $3000 while also switching up the powertrain options in the process. Now starting at $44,990 before on-road costs, the range kicks off with the T4 Momentum, which gets a lower-output version of the 2.0-litre turbo four that was offered in the outgoing T5 Momentum...

2019 World Car Awards: Finalists announced

The countdown to the World Car Finals has begun this week, with a list of 10 finalists announced for the overall title, along with the contenders in five specialist categories. According to the firm, a jury of 86 "distinguished international automotive journalists" selected the finalists by secret ballot, based on their own assessment of the vehicle as part of their professional work...

Volvo XC40 T3 launches in the UK, here in late-2019

The Volvo XC40 T3 is now on sale in the UK and Europe, marking the first time the Swedish brand has offered a three-cylinder engine in its line-up. Serving as a new entry point into the XC40 range, the T3 is powered by a 1.5-litre turbo three-pot petrol making 116kW of power (@5000rpm) and 265Nm of torque (@1850-3850rpm)...

Mazda CX-8, Volvo XC40 score five-star ANCAP results

The new Mazda CX-8 and Volvo XC40 have both been awarded a five-star safety rating by ANCAP, under the updated testing regimedescribed as the "toughest" to date. The XC40 scored 97 per cent for adult occupant protection, 84 per cent for child occupant protection, 71 per cent for vulnerable road user protection and 78 per cent in the safety assist category...

Volvo XC40 to get brand-first EV option - report

The XC40 is the first small Volvo SUV, and it's about to become the brand's first all-electric vehicle, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Thomas Ingenlath, Volvo's chief designer, confirmed the company's first EV will be based on the XC40, and would be followed by an all-electric version of the next-generation XC90 – which will also offer Level 4 autonomous driving technology...

Volvo XC40: New variants confirmed for Australia

The local Volvo XC40 range will be bolstered by the addition of a new 'T4' petrol offering and the 'Inscription' trim grade later this year. A keen-eyed CarAdvice reader noticed the new offerings during a visit to a dealer in Canberra, and Volvo Australia has since confirmed the additional variants will be coming later this year, though it wouldn't elaborate any further...

Review Wrap: Hand-picked content from May

Missed out on a review this month? Keen to catch up on all the exciting CarAdvice review content from May? We're here for you. Here are five reviews this month that either drew a lot of attention or are simply, in our view, standout stories. 2018 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design review It's Volvo's first foray into the compact SUV segment and it's a cracker of a car...

Volvo V40 replacement confirmed, XC40 production increased

A replacement for the Volvo V40 has been confirmed by the Swedish brand, although no timing has yet to be announced. Volvo says it will launch "new models on its Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), replacing the current V40". Spy photos for these new models have yet to emerge. The current V40 was launched globally in 2012, and given a facelift (above) in 2016...

Good Design Awards: Lexus, Volvo, Hyundai nab titles

The Lexus LC500, Volvo XC40, and Hyundai Kona have won prizes in the Automotive and Transport category of the Good Design Awards. Sitting atop the tree in exterior design was the LC500, which won the first-ever Best Exterior Design Award for Automotive and Transport, after being described as a "stunning vehicle in every regard" by the judging panel...

Configurator Challenge: Volvo XC40

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing the perfect Volvo XC40 using the company's UK website...

2018 Volvo XC40 pricing and specs - UPDATE

Update (27/3): Volvo's local division has confirmed features for the Momentum and R-Design variants. See article for details Australian details for the 2018 Volvo XC40 range have been announced this week, with the company's smallest SUV to kick off from $47,990 before on-road costs when it lands next month...