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Volvo XC40 Goes Small and Upscale

Volvo XC40 Goes Small and UpscaleVolvo XC40 Goes Small and Upscale

The 2019 Volvo XC40 combines an eye-catching exterior, a fresh and innovative cabin, and all the safety equipment one would expect from a Volvo. According to Consumer Reports, with the unveiling Thursday in Milan, Italy, Volvo takes aim at the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, and Mercedes-Benz GLA, all part of the very popular compact luxury SUV segment. The safety features include Volvo’s City Safety suite, with automatic emergency braking, along with sensors to detect other vehicles, bicyclists, and even large animals that might be in the vehicle’s path. From many angles, the XC40 looks similar to its larger siblings, the XC90 and XC60 SUVs. This is especially true at the front, where the XC40 grille and “Thor’s Hammer” LED headlight design mimic those larger sport-utilities. Large, upward-sweeping rear pillars add a sporty touch to the back of the XC40. The model is priced $34,000 in the international market. Other Volvo models are available in Iran’s auto market through imports. Considering local dealers pricing schemes, the model is likely to be offered at around $90,000.


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