Trade in Accepting | 2019 Volvo XC40
Volvo is courting youthful, premium-minded buyers with the XC40, a stylish subcompact crossover drowning in charm and packed with tech. This quirky little Swede imparts a carefree feeling so real that you can practically hear it humming ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” as it hustles through traffic. Inside its stylish cabin, much effort went into making the XC40 as functional as possible while maintaining the comfort, spaciousness, and upscale ambience we expect from modern Volvos. Driving delight is also a part of the equation; the XC40 is a sprightly and nimble partner that feels as at home on twisty back roads as it does on long-distance highway cruises. The littlest Volvo crossover brings a funky element to the lineup while adding to the brand’s cachet, style, and spirit.Texan Ride will locate you Trade in Accepting Volvo for low price contact our sales team at (972)546-3822.
What’s New for 2019?
The XC40 is an all-new entry into the subcompact luxury crossover segment, echoing the brand’s contemporary styling and adding a dash of whimsy. At launch, the only powertrain offered is the T5, which consists of a 248-hp turbocharged four-cylinder, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive. A less powerful front-wheel-drive T4 model will go on sale in summer 2018.
Trims and Options We’d Choose
Of the XC40’s three trim levels, we’d choose the sporty R-Design model which adds navigation, 19-inch diamond-cut aluminum wheels, paddle shifters, upgraded suspension components, and a more dynamic wardrobe of interior and exterior flourishes. We’d also pay $750 for a heated steering wheel and front seats, and we’d select the $900 Premium package that includes:
• Adaptive cruise control with a semi-autonomous driving mode
• Folding cargo floor with hooks for shopping bags
• Wireless smartphone charging pad
• Power-folding rear-seat backrest
Our chosen XC40 wears a price tag of $40,345, but we think the upgrades are well worth the cost. Be advised: Any color other than black will add $595 to the bottom line. Volvo also offers a buying alternative for XC40 customers, a subscription service that it calls Care by Volvo. It includes use of a new XC40 Momentum ($600 per month) or R-Design ($700 per month) for a maximum of 15,000 miles per year; insurance, maintenance, and road-hazard protection; and the opportunity for the lessee to upgrade to a new XC40 each year for the same all-inclusive monthly payment. A subscription lasts for 24 months. We think this option has questionable value, but it may be convenient and flexible enough to attract some indecisive buyers.
History of Volvo
Volvo Cars, stylized as VOLVO in the logo, is a Swedish vehicle manufacturer established in 1927. It’s headquartered on Torslanda in Gothenburg and is a subsidiary of Chinese automotive company Geely. Although often conflated with the Swedish-owned heavy truck and construction equipment conglomerate AB Volvo, also based in Gothenburg, the two firms have been independent since AB Volvo sold Volvo Cars to Ford Motor Company in 1999. Volvo Cars has been majority owned since 2010 by the Geely Holding Group, a Chinese multinational automotive manufacturing company. Both AB Volvo and Volvo Cars share the Volvo logo and cooperate in running the Volvo Museum.
Volvo Cars was founded in 1927 as a subsidiary of the ball bearing manufacturer SKF. When AB Volvo was introduced on the Stockholm stock exchange in 1935, SKF sold most of the shares in the company.
Volvo Cars manufactures and markets sport utility vehicles, station wagons, sedans and compact executive sedans. With approximately 2,300 local dealers from around 100 national sales companies worldwide, Volvo Cars’ largest markets are China, the United States, Sweden, and the other countries in the European Union.Most of its worldwide employees are based in Sweden.
In July 2017, Volvo announced that new models launched from 2019 will be fully electric or hybrid-electric, heralding the end of production of nearly a century of Volvo vehicles powered solely by the internal combustion engine.
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