Volvo’s aboriginal SUV has been updated, with a new attending and colour options, and a best of mild-hybrid, constituent amalgam or all-electric power.
The adapted 2023 Volvo XC40 baby affluence SUV has been apparent advanced of schedule, with an Australian accession slated for aboriginal in the additional bisected of 2022.
Images and capacity appear aboriginal by Volvo in western Europe appearance the XC40 will abide an exoteric amend bringing it into band with its coupe-styled, all-electric twin, the C40 Recharge, led by a new advanced end accumulation added angular ‘Pixel’ LED headlights, and adapted lower intakes with T-shaped accents. Electric models accretion a new frameless grille, aggregate with the C40.
Interestingly, Volvo’s website makes no acknowledgment of an accessible R-Design sports administration package, advertence it has been axed for the facelift – admitting ‘Bright’ and ‘Dark’ bales are accessible which, as their names suggest, about-face the advanced grille, window surrounds, roof balustrade and rear bonanza inserts amid brownish and black.
Changes at the rear – if any accept been fabricated – are imperceptible, admitting buyers can opt for new colours including Sage Green and Fjord Blue brownish hues, and a alternative of new admixture caster designs up to 21 inches in diameter.
Inside, the mild-hybrid XC40 ambit joins the absolute electric alternative in adopting Volvo’s latest Android Automotive-based infotainment arrangement – active through the absolute 9.0-inch touchscreen – accumulation Google Maps, Google Assistant, and a ambit of added Google functions. Interestingly, the constituent amalgam misses out on the Android system.
New absolute and suede upholstery options are available, alongside a redesigned accessory selector in best variants, aggregate with the Polestar 2.
Other appearance adapted to flagship grades (either butt or new) accommodate electric advanced seats with driver’s bench memory, acrimonious seats and council wheel, a 13-speaker Harman Kardon complete system, wireless charging, a 360-degree camera, dual-zone altitude control, and berth pre-heating functionality.
As before, accessible assurance systems accommodate free emergency braking, lane-keep assist, traffic-sign recognition, a 360-degree camera, and automated parking.
Under the bonnet, no changes accept been made, with the XC40 accustomed over its ambit of mild-hybrid, constituent amalgam and all-electric options from the 2021 model.
While PHEV and abounding EV options are currently accessible in Australia, bounded buyers aren’t accustomed admission to the B-series mild-hybrid options, instead able to accept amid T4 front-wheel drive, T4 AWD (all-wheel drive), and T5 AWD petrol engines. Drive understands added electrification options are on the cards for our market, however.
The T4 and T5 petrol-only powertrains acquisition their European equivalents in new B4 and B5 systems, bond 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engines with 48-volt mild-hybrid systems to advance 145kW/300Nm in the B4 (up 5kW), or 184kW/350Nm in the B5 (down 1kW).
Drive is beatific to the advanced auto in the abject B4, or to all four auto in the accessible B4 AWD and B5 AWD, enabling 0-100km/h times of 7.6 abnormal in the front-drive B4, 7.4 abnormal in the all-paw B4 AWD, and 6.4 abnormal in the B5 AWD.
Combined ammunition abridgement ranges amid 6.7L/100km (B4) and 7.8L/100km (B5 AWD) – improvements of about one litre per 100 kilometres over the now-discontinued T4 and T5 engines in Europe, according to WLTP testing.
European buyers can accept amid two Recharge constituent amalgam options, bond 1.5-litre turbo three-cylinder engines with 10.7kWh batteries and baby electric motors for accumulated outputs of 155kW/405Nm in the T4, or 192kW/425Nm in the T5. Electric active ranges abatement amid 45km and 50km.
Two electric models are available, both featuring a 78kWh array pack, and a 150kW DC fast-charging (for a 40-minute aught to 80 per cent charge).
The Single Motor appearance one 170kW/330Nm electric motor for 424km of WLTP ambit and a 7.4-second 0-100km/h time, while the Dual Motor – the alone electric alternative accessible in Australia appropriately far – uses two 150kW motors for 300kW/660Nm combined, 418km of range, and 4.9-second 0-100km/h time.
Expect to apprehend added capacity of the 2023 Volvo XC40 facelift already it’s appear in abounding in the advancing canicule (following the aboriginal advertisement in Europe).
An Australian barrage is slated for aboriginal in the additional bisected of 2022 (in added words, third quarter), with bounded appraisement and ambit capacity to be appear afterpiece to launch.
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