WATCH | 'They've paid attention to detail' - Volvo XC40 T4 Inscription gets all the praise

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• The XC40 is the smallest SUV in Volvo's portfolio.

• Radio DJ Tyrone Paulsen recently drove the Swedish SUV and shares his thoughts via video.

• The XC40 T4 Inscription retails for R715 800.

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Earlier this year, Volvo Car South Africa expanded its XC40 range with the addition of new T4 models. The T4 line-up consists of three models, which means that the local XC40 range now consists of 12 models - all powered by a choice of petrol and diesel engines.

The T4 Inscription also joined the Wheels24 test garage, with Cape Town radio DJ Tyrone Paulsen getting the necessary approval to share his thoughts on the black Swede. Paulsen had a jolt in the XC40 recently and walked away mighty impressed by what the SUV had to offer.

As explained in the video above, he believes the T4 Inscription is worth every penny.

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2021 Volvo XC40 T4 Inscription

XC40 T4 Inscription in brief

The XC40 T4 Inscription carries a price tag of R715 800 (before options) and is powered by a 140kW/300Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine. Power is sent to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, all aiding fuel consumption in the process.

Volvo claims a fuel return of 7.9-litres/100km, which equates to around 680km range when the 54-litre fuel tank is fully fueled. However, given that the engine still has to settle in, consumption is still around the 10-litre mark, but we expect it to drop following a few more thousand kilometres of driving.

REVIEW: Volvo's new XC40 T4 Inscription builds on the familiarity of existing models

As standard, the XC40 T4 Inscription has six airbags and comes standard with keyless entry and start. Other standard features include climate control, navigation, three USB ports, voice control to operate several functions - like the radio - without taking your eyes off the road, and hill descent control. Our test unit is fitted with several optional features, which we will report on in a future article.

The Volvo XC40 comes standard with a five-year or 100 000km maintenance plan, as well as a five-year or 100 000km warranty. Services take place every 20 000km or once a year.

Volvo XC40
2021 Volvo XC40 T4 Inscription
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