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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...

Volvo details new T3 petrol engine - UPDATE

Volvo has released details of its new T3 turbocharged petrol engine, which will launch with the new XC40 crossover in the coming months. It's the first three-cylinder engine in the Swedish manufacturer's 91-year history, and will likely rollout across the wider 40 Series range as the next generation of Volvo's smallest model family expands...

CarAdvice podcast 82: Are dealership paint protection offers worthwhile?

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens. Covering this weeks car news, the Lamborghini Urus has been revealed, the Mercedes-AMG CLS53 hybrid has been confirmed, and the entry-level Hyundai i30 Go arrives at $19,990...

Volvo launches 'Care by Volvo' leasing service

Forget the idea of a traditional car leasing plan - at least as far as Volvo is concerned, with the Swedish company launching a clever new 24-month subscription service called ‘Care by Volvo’. If you order a new XC40 online in Europe, you’ll be able to ‘own’ the model (drive it certainly) for a set monthly price, devoid of any extra fees like tax or insurance...

2018 Volvo XC40 aiming to match BMW X1 sales in Australia

Built on Volvo's all-new CMA platform - Compact Modular Architecture - the 2018 Volvo XC40 is, according to head office executives, the vehicle that can deliver Volvo much needed global volume. In fact, according to Alexander Petrovski, boss of Volvo's 40-Series models, the XC40 can even deliver volume for the brand even in Australia...

2018 Volvo XC40 revealed

The all-new 2018 Volvo XC40 has been revealed, ahead of an Australian debut confirmed for the second quarter of next year. It's a badge that has been in the offing for more than five years, and now it's official, with the 2018 XC40 unveiled at a standalone event in Milan tonight...

2018 Volvo XC40 accidentally revealed a week early

The new Volvo XC40 has been accidentally revealed by the company's Hungarian affiliate a week ahead of the car's official unveiling. With its launch scheduled for September 21, European time, Volvo posted a teaser video, with the XC40 dimly lit and artfully obscured, to its social media accounts...

2018 Volvo XC40 rear shown briefly on official German site

The rear portion of the new Volvo XC40 crossover was revealed briefly on the company's German website. Before the teaser image (above) was taken down, it was reposted by Instagram user volvo.lov. In the photo we can see the crossover's hockey stick-style tail-lights, the grey plastic lower portion of the rear bumper, part of the alloy wheel design, and the stylised exhaust tip surrounds...

Volvo XC40 offers ‘significant potential’ for Swedish brand’s Australian arm

The first ever Volvo XC40 compact luxury SUV could well be a game-changer for the Australian arm of the Swedish brand, as the market increasingly moves towards small SUVs. The all-new Volvo XC40 will be the brand’s first ever compact SUV, giving it a rival to the likes of the Audi Q2 and Q3, BMW X1, Mini Countryman and Mercedes-Benz GLA...

2018 Volvo XC40 spied inside and out

The Volvo XC40 has been spied again. This time, spy photographers have managed to nab pictures of not only the car's exterior, but also its interior. This latest prototype, spotted in southern Europe, appears to be wearing the same level of camouflage as the vehicle spied in Sweden in February. Although without the snow, it's easier see some of the car's detailing...

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