Volvo XC40 from $59,900
Volvo’s upcoming XC40 will make an appearance at the Auckland stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race, and it will be priced from $59,900.
Volvo’s NZ GM, Coby Duggan, says initial interest in the new model has been strong with the first customer vehicles on the water and due for delivery in April, the official launch month.
“Combined with the intuitive technology, class-leading safety and practicality which Volvo has become renowned for, we’re confident that the XC40’s distinctive styling will set it apart from the competition in the industry’s fastest-growing segment.
Local interest has been ramping up ever since the XC40 concept was revealed and we expect its first public appearance during the Auckland stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race to shift the level of customer enquiry into another gear, so we’ll be pushing hard to secure sufficient production to meet demand,” he added.
Pricing for the small SUV has also announced, with the entry-level, front-wheel drive, XC40 T4 Momentum sitting at $59,900 plus ORCs. In addition to the T4 Momentum, the XC40 T4 Inscription (all-wheel drive) will be priced from $67,900, while the XC40 T5 R-Design (all-wheel drive) will be available from $72,900. A limited number of XC40 T5 R-Design ‘Launch Edition’ vehicles will be offered at $78,900 with additional standard features including a panoramic sunroof and Harman Kardon premium sound system.
While the 182kW XC40 T5 R-Design will be available at launch, the 140kW T4 variants (Momentum and Inscription) will follow in the third quarter. An electrified XC40 is expected in 2019 while no diesel options will be offered.
The XC40 will also be equipped with class leading safety and semi-autonomous driving technology with blind spot information system, cross traffic alert, driver alert control, lane keeping aid, oncoming lane mitigation, tyre pressure monitoring system, cruise control, run off road mitigation and a whiplash protection system - standard across all models in the range.