The new Volvo XC40 rookie has just appeared in Vietnam market for more than 3 months and a lot of safety equipment on the car is enough for the difficult young customers to fall in love with.
According to the Swedish automaker’s history, the first Volvo was shipped in 1927. And so far, the automaker has always been known for its “standards” for safety. Even the XC40, the small SUV has won the title of “European Car of the Year in 2018”.
Volvo brought to Vietnam market many SUV models in the XC family but the most outstanding and impressive is the “youngest” XC40 model. In addition, the XC40 model is also the latest model that the Volvo brand of Nordic cars brings to introduce in Vietnamese car market in 2019.
Volvo XC40 was first introduced in September 2017 and officially introduced to the public at the car exhibition in Geneva Switzerland in March 2018. At that time, the Volvo XC40 created a real craze in the global market with sales of more than 75,000 units in 2018.
It is considered the “youngest” model in Volvo’s XC line, the XC40 is targeted at the young and dynamic customer segment when traveling in urban areas but still must be luxurious and sporty. Indeed, the XC40 model is an urban model with fully equipped, stylish design and is especially famous for the safety of all passengers and drivers in the car.
Fashion, luxury and sports design.
In Vietnam, Volvo XC40 launched the market at the end of May 2019. With this model, Volvo Vietnam brought a new wind as well as a choice for young domestic customers. While the market is still around the names that have existed for a long time in the luxury urban segment. The names in the segment of small cars, Vietnam market before such as Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1 and Audi Q3.
About the exterior design Volvo XC40 carries the design philosophy and inherits DNA of juniors like XC60 and XC90. In addition to the circular and cubic roads, the car is also shaped with strong and decisive cut lines to bring youthfulness, sport and equally sports.
The most prominent is the grille with the Volvo logo set … And the FUll LED lighting system cluster with daytime positioning lights is designed “Thor Hammer”. Active Bending Headlights LED system on Volvo XC40 can change the automatic projection angle to ensure the best view for the driver when driving at night, especially when traveling on steep mountain roads. Rear light signaling form LED shape and last from the top down is designed to hug along the rear of the car, help the Volvo XC40 catch the eye and attract even during the day or night.
The Volvo XC40 possesses a long overall x width x height of 4,425 x 1,863 x 1,658 (mm), a wheelbase of 2,702mm. The rear end still retains the traditional look of the XC line but is made more balanced and superficial. The contemporary touch brings a distinct appeal to the Volvo XC40, which is the hood covered with a glossy black finish, distinct from the body, and the Urban Grid grille featured on the R-Design version. .
The Volvo XC40 really stands out with the versatility in the driving experience and the highest visibility in the segment by 21cm car clearance. In addition, the car is equipped with a 19-inch double-spoke diamond-shaped wheels that create a strong, individual character.
Equipped with technology and precautions in the interior.
Despite being a small car, inside the interior compartment gives the first-time driver a lot of surprise about comfort and spaciousness. Inside the Volvo XC40, it’s all like a miniature version of men like XC60 or XC90. All leather-covered parts inside the car are made of Nappa leather with Alcantara.
The highlight of the interior of the Volvo XC40 is the need for electronic gear. This is the trend of many cars today. Electronic gear is needed to make the driving experience simpler, faster and create more new spaces in the car.
On the control cluster, the XC40 is equipped with a characteristic 9-inch Sensus center console touch screen. Just a few simple touches, the driver can fully control the features and operating status of the car.
The Volvo XC40 allows you to connect to communication devices including phones via Apple CarPlay / Android Auto. In addition, inside the storage box near the gear lever is also equipped with a wireless phone charging system, integrated with fast charging standard is an indispensable new feature in modern SUVs.
With the speaker system, the 13-speaker Harman Kardon high-end speakers and the subwoofer are the strengths of XC40. This model also integrates 15 locations for storing personal items such as laptops, handbags, mobile phones, wallets, etc. This is really convenient if you turn this car into a “one.” Mobile space “for active young owners.
Motor, safety features and street performance.
Volvo CX40 model is equipped with Drive-E T5 R-Design turbocharged, 4-cylinder engine, with a capacity of nearly 250 horsepower and 350Nm of torque. This small SUV is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km / h in just 6.4 seconds. XC40 owns 8-speed Aisin automatic transmission with smooth and smooth gear shifting. The latter can divide 50 front / 50 rear as needed but it also automatically disconnects the entire rear axle on flat roads to stabilize and save fuel.
On the data from firms, the index of XC40’s capacity will be slightly higher than competitors in the same segment as Audi Q3 with 220 horsepower, BMW X1 with 228 horsepower and Mercedes-Benz GLA250 with 211 horsepower and it is similar with Q5 with 252 horsepower.
The XC40 is developed based on the new generation CMA chassis structure with 5 separate driving modes (Comfort, Dynamic, Eco, Off-road & Individual). Along with that, the XC40 has a 4-wheel drive system all the time so the car moves quite smoothly “when we drove through many different road conditions.
For over 90 years, safety has always been the core design philosophy of the Volvo brand. The XC40 model is no exception. Vehicles equipped with Intellisafe safety package, including full safety features. Specifically, features can be included on this vehicle as an Intellisafe safety system, including collision detection and warning features (Collision Warning); detect and warn obstacles ahead such as cars, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians; Lane Keeping Aid support; Adaptive Cruise Control helps the car keep the right lane as well as keep distance and speed safe with the vehicle ahead.
Besides, Cross Traffic Alert combined with blind spot warning system (BLIS) will provide full information about vehicles moving in the blind spot. This feature is quite appropriate when we move vehicles in new urban areas including many intersections, out of sight. This in fact helps the driver limit unexpected collision situations.
The most notable feature of the car is Pilot Assist (intelligent steering technology). This is a feature that can be called “brand” of Volvo, launched in 2014. With Pilot Assist, the driver only needs to set up the necessary information, the electronic system will assist you to control the vehicle on. my roads. Of course, this feature will be effective on less traffic roads and traffic standards. With the condition of Vietnamese traffic, some new technology is sometimes only relative.
Although it is a small car, but in addition to flexibility and mobility, this XC40 does not give the driver the feeling of exhausted when crossing the car on long roads. Exciting thrills, and the compactness and versatility of the steering feel always bring more emotion to the driver.