Volvo XC40 - Model Year 2023
The Volvo XC40 is the company’s compact premium SUV and the first ever Volvo model to win the prestigious European Car of the Year award.
Together with the larger XC60 and XC90, it completes Volvo’s global line-up of premium SUVs. The XC40 is based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), an advanced vehicle platform that was co-developed within the Geely Group.
From a design perspective, the XC40 is more of a cousin than a sibling to the larger 90 and 60 Series cars, with its own personality, expression and character. The XC40 is defined by a strong graphical design, a real feeling of strength and quality and a more playful nature in terms of colours and materials.
The design was upgraded for the 2023 model year with new bumpers, pixel headlights consisting of 84 LEDs, new wheels and aerodynamic rims for the XC40 Recharge, new exterior colour options, and new interior options, such as Fjord blue carpets and graphic design inlays.
The new exclusive Tailored Wool Blend upholstery, available in Recharge models, is made from 30 per cent responsibly produced wool and 70 per cent polyester with contrasting white piping, created to optimise the experience of contemporary, sustainable luxury.
The advanced air purifier system prevents up to 80 per cent of hazardous PM 2.5 particles from entering the cabin. No matter the conditions outside, the solution can help occupants enjoy better and healthier air quality, while having the possibility to monitor particle and pollen levels outside the car.
The 2023 Volvo XC40 also comes equipped with Recharge tyres for use all year round as standard or optional in Europe. These are the first tyres for year-round use to achieve A-class energy efficiency, an innovation that is in line with the company’s aim to offer more sustainable products.
Connectivity and infotainment
The Volvo XC40 comes equipped with an infotainment system jointly developed with Google with featuring built-in Google apps and services. Intuitive and convenient, this next generation infotainment system offers customers unprecedented personalisation and an unparalleled connectivity, which is further enhanced through the Digital Services package.
The centrepiece of the Digital Services package is the access to Google apps and services*, which offer hands-free help with Google Assistant, best-in-class navigation through Google Maps and a broad offer of native in-car apps via Google Play.
During model year 2023, the XC40 mild hybrids will be enabled to receive larger software and operating system updates over the air*.
The XC40 is the first Volvo model to use the company’s first ever three-cylinder engine, which is based on the same modular design as our four-cylinder engines.
Combining the three-cylinder engine with a 60kW electric motor, the XC40 Recharge delivers 211 (T4) or 262hp (T5). It features a 10.7kWh battery pack.
The XC40 Recharge T4 and T5 provide up to 46km** (WLTP Combined) of pure electric range – an upgrade that enables more drivers to cover the daily driving need on electricity.
With One Pedal Drive in the Recharge version, the driver can use the accelerator for accelerating and braking the car – press for acceleration and lift the pedal for smooth braking all the way to standstill.
The XC40 is also available with a range of 48 Volt mild hybrid petrol variants and a T2 micro hybrid variant. The output of the mild hybrids ranges from 163hp to 250hp. The mild hybrids offer smooth take-offs and up to 15 per cent fuel savings and emission reductions in real world driving.
More details around the powertrain offer can be found in the technical specifications.
Safety and driver assistance
The XC40 brings a new standard of safety to the compact SUV premium segment, as the car is now equipped with the award-winning safety technologies known from Volvo’s 90 and 60 Series cars.
The XC40 also has Volvo Cars’ latest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) sensor platform – a modern, scalable active safety system that consists of an array of radars, cameras and ultrasonic sensors.
This platform enables the development and deployment of active safety systems, such as the detection of other road users, automatic braking and collision avoidance. Through the Pilot Assist function, it also allows for gentle driver support from standstill up to highway speeds.
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*Features and services in the Digital Services package vary, depending on market region. Google, Android, Google Play and Google Maps are trademarks of Google LLC.
**The range according to the realistic WLTP driving cycle under controlled conditions for a new car. The real-world range may vary and could be improved via coming over-the-air software updates.
Descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars' international car range. Described features might be optional. Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be altered without prior notice.