Safety, styling, and simplicity are all telltale signs of Volvo vehicles. Yet, not all of us have the money enough up to invest in a modern off-roader with a cutting-edge CMA platform, even it features a bold design and a whole pack of premium equipment. Stylish, good, and definitely not cheap – that’s the all-new compact 250-hp Volvo XC40 crossover, powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and with an exorbitant pricing tag of $35,200 for all-wheel-drive entry-level variant ($33,200 for a FWD version, and a plug-in hybrid or a pure-electric later to follow).
The XC40 packs a panoramic roof, 17 color combinations offered, portrait-oriented infotainment system and a host of safety features including cross-traffic alert, Pilot Assist or City Safety system with automatic emergency braking. However, Volvo will offer a Care payment plan letting customers lease a new XC40 T5 model at $853 a month and covering insurance + maintenance. Again, the average urban SUV user isn’t spending $10,200 per year on the latest-version crossover no matter how affordable the subscription payment plan is. At least, you will be able to upgrade to a newer model in a year.