• The Volvo XC40 is South Africa's most successful premium compact SUV.
• The T4 comes in three trim levels - Momentum, Inscription and R-Design – with pricing starting at R654 580.
• It is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine that delivers 140kW and 300Nm.
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The Volvo XC40 is already South Africa's most successful premium SUV, and now the Swedish brand has added a new T4 derivative to the range.
Priced at R654 580, the T4 comes in three trim levels - Momentum, Inscription and R-Design - that slots between the 110KW T3 and 185kW T5 derivatives.
It is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine that delivers 140kW and 300Nm, using an eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission. The SUV also accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 8.4-seconds.
Like all Volvo vehicles, it does not lack in the safety and convenience department. Included is the brand's Pilot Assist system, City Safety, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross-Traffic Alert with brake support and a 360° camera.
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Greg Maruszewski, Managing Director at Volvo Car South Africa, says: "The XC40 had a good 2020; it had an 8.40% share of its segment in 2019; that grew to 14.70% last year. In 2021, the XC40 nameplate performance is continuing to grow its sales locally."
The T4 is but one of two new XC40 models that will be launched locally this year. The Swedish brand will also launch the XC40 P8 All-Electric.