The Volvo XC40 is the most popular premium compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) in South Africa, as well as the company’s best-selling model worldwide.
Volvo Car South Africa has now added a new XC40 variant to its lineup, the Volvo XC40 T4.
This is the first time a locally sold derivative has gained international traction.
The 2.0-litre in-line turbocharged petrol engine in the latest derivative is the show-stopper, producing 140 kW at 5000 r/min and 300 Nm of torque.
It’s paired with Volvo’s eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission.
With a time of 8.4 seconds from zero to 100 km/h, the speed is impressive.
Volvo XC40 T4 begins at R654 580 and comes in three different specification levels: Momentum, Inscription, and R-Design.
The T4 slots between the T3 (which has a 110-kW engine) and the T5 (which has a 150-kW engine) (with its 185 kW powerplant).
The Volvo XC40 T4 blends bold design with creative connectivity, clever interior storage, and Volvo’s industry-leading safety technology, just like the other models in the lineup.
Volvo Cars’ Pilot Assist system, City Safety, Run-off-road security and mitigation, Cross-Traffic Warning with brake assistance, and a 360° camera that
It positioned the Volvo XC40 T4 to further cement the range’s popularity, according to Greg Maruszewski, Managing Director of Volvo Car South Africa.
“The Volvo XC40 had a strong 2020, with an 8.40 percent market share in 2019 and 14.70 percent last year. “The XC40 nameplate success will continue to increase its sales locally in 2021,” he says.
The T4 will be the first of two upcoming Volvo XC40 models to hit the market.
The XC40 P8 All-Electric will be available in South Africa.
Orders for this vehicle will open in May, with deliveries beginning in August.