When Volvo Cars introduced the XC40 last September, it didn’t just roll out a new model. It brought with it a few firsts such as the company’s very first compact SUV, a new way of storing your clutter in the compact cabin, and an innovative way of ownership akin to that of owning a mobile phone via subscription. It seems that the Swedish carmaker isn’t done with rolling out the firsts as it now brings out the firm’s very first three-cylinder motor.
The Volvo XC40 will be sold with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder gasoline mill that shares the same modular design as the Drive-E four-cylinder powerplant. The Drive-E three-pot is tuned for efficiency and lower emissions yet still offers decent power.
Volvo also says that this motor is designed for use with the company’s Twin Engine hybrid technology. It will be offering plug-in hybrid and fully electric versions within a few years. Apart from these, the XC40 can also be had in D3 diesel or T4 gasoline variants.
Volvo XC40 customers can likewise choose from a range of trims to suit their tastes and budget. One can opt for such goodies as diamond cut alloy rims, as well as brushed stainless steel skid plates and twin exhaust pipes.
The XC40 is about individuality, says Volvo.