XC40 Doesn’t Try To Be Sporty

XC40 Doesn’t Try To Be SportyIt’s all bolted to a new platform – that means the body structure and suspension. This has been developed in Sweden, but it was paid for jointly by Chinese carmaker Lynk & Co (daft name, yeah) which will use it for its own cars. Lynk & Co is, like Volvo, owned by the conglomerate Geely. This sharing helps keep costs under control.

But with their new small SUV, the Volvo XC40, the Swedes are going into direct competition with the big boys. This is Volvo’s Champions League moment. It’s going up against cars as good as the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Jaguar E-Pace and Range Rover Evoque. This isn’t a niche where you can get away with appealing to bearded geographers and vegan architects.

Future additions to the range will include a hybrid and an all-electric version but until then, Volvo is also planning to offer the XC40 under their fresh subscription service called Care by Volvo.

Can the XC40 bring some of the modern Volvo goodness against rivals like the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1? Autocar delivers its first driving impressions on the video linked below.

XC40 Doesn’t Try To Be Sporty

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