With already plenty of vehicles already on offer across the UAE in all shapes and sizes. Some might say the market is overflowing, but Volvo has differing opinions as they are gearing up to sell the 2018 Volvo XC40 in the UAE next year.
Inside, the Volvo XC40 benefits from a wide range of premium options including a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, multi-function steering wheel, wireless phone charger and much more.
Of course, this wouldn’t be a Volvo without numerous advanced safety features. Highlights include a 360-degree camera and emergency braking.
Power comes courtesy of a four-cylinder 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine driving each corner. Producing 247 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque the premium crossover launches to 100km/h in 6.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 230 km/h thanks to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Further into the 2018 Volvo XC40 life cycle, a plug-in hybrid is said to join the lineup with a three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine as well as a fully electric drivetrain.
Volvo XC40 availability
Built in Ghent Belgium, GCC-spec Volvo XC40 crossover’s will arrive in the UAE in February 2018. Prices start at AED 170,000 of the XC40 T5 momentum and AED 185,000 for XC40 T5 R-Design. Volvo is also said to be offering a First Edtion launch model packed to the brim with options.
With 17 unique exterior colour options including an opposing roof colour, the 2018 Volvo XC40 will face fierce competition from the Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1, Audi Q3 and the recently revealed Jaguar E-pace plus many others.