8:00 AM | April 27 2018

First Ever Volvo XC40: Showroom Guide

How to express your individuality with the most expressive Volvo yet – the First Ever XC40 compact SUV.

You’ll be excused if your interest in the First Ever Volvo XC40 has been piqued after reading all about its ingeniously practical cabin, inspired exterior design, and its array of expressive colours and materials. Not forgetting its 2018 European Car of the Year success.

With the Volvo XC40 now on sale in Australia, I Roll provides a helpful at-a-glance guide to the trim grades and drivetrains available for our first ever compact SUV.

Express your individuality with the most expressive Volvo yet.


The First Ever XC40 has launched with two generously equipped trim grades – R-Design and Momentum. Each is available with a choice of T5 turbo petrol or D4 turbo diesel drivetrain, linked to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and an all-wheel-drive system.

Standard technology features for all XC40 models include 12.3-inch driver instrument display, 9.0-inch Sensus touchscreen, Lane Keeping Aid, Blind Spot Information System, Road Sign Information, Hill Descent Control, smartphone integration, and wireless charging.


The Volvo XC40 Momentum brings strong, contemporary style with a confident urban look, and is available in range of solid and metallic full-body colours, most of which are available with a white contrast roof.

With intelligent technologies, ergonomically designed leather seats, and an innovative design inside and out, the XC40 Momentum is the sophisticated way to drive.

The Momentum model features a Dynamic chassis and 18-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels.

Standard equipment includes:

Comfort Infotainment
Dual-zone climate control with CleanZone technology High Performance Audio
Keyless engine start 9.0-inch centre touchscreen
Electric driver’s seat Digital radio
Electric lumbar support Smartphone integration
  3 USB connections
  Satellite navigation


Interior Design Exterior
Urban Grid Aluminium décor inlays LED headlights
Textile/vinyl upholstery Foglights
Blond headlining 18-inch 5-Spoke Silver alloy wheels
Leather-accented steering wheel Bright integrated roof rails
Leather-accented gearlever knob  


Innovative storage Driver assistance systems
Storage box under driver seat Collision Mitigation Support, Front
Glovebox bag hook Lane Keeping Aid
Waste bin Blind Spot Information System
Tunnel console bin Road Sign Information
Foldable floor hatches with grocery bag holder Collision Warning and Mitigation Support, Rear
Load safety net Rear parking camera
Park Assist, Front and Rear
Hill Descent Control

Meet the sportiest expression of the XC40 – the R-Design variant that is inspired by performance and introduces a contrasting sporty design into every detail, inside and out.

R-Design features a gloss-black colour theme, sports steering wheel, sports pedals, gearshift paddles, and R-Design upholstery finished in Nubuck leather.

The model sits on large, 20-inch 5-double-spoke alloy wheels and is underpinned by a Sport chassis for the most focused handling.

Standard features above Momentum include:

Comfort and Convenience Interior Design
R-Design nubuck leather upholstery Cutting Edge Aluminium décor inlays
Keyless engine start Charcoal headlining
Electric front-passenger seat R-Design steering wheel
Power-operated tailgate Gearshift paddles
  R-Design gearlever knob
  R-Design pedals
  High-level interior illumination


LED headlights with Automatic Bending Lights
20-inch 5-Double-Spoke Black Diamond Cut alloy wheels
R-Design grille
Dual integrated tailpipes

The XC40’s sophisticated turbocharged engines don’t ask compromises, balancing smooth, responsive power with low emissions and fuel consumption. These compact and lightweight engines also keep weight at the front of the car to a minimum, helping to improve handling agility. The Volvo XC40 is available with a choice of Drive-E powertrains:

The T5 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol is the XC40’s most powerful engine, delivering 185kW of power to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Maximum torque is rated at 350Nm, with official fuel consumption of 7.7 litres per 100km*.

Our D4 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel is the XC40’s most fuel-efficient engine, with official consumption of just 5.3 litres per 100km. The diesel Drive-E engine produces 140kW of power and 400Nm of torque, and is combined with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive.

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*Results achieved in test conditions. Actual results may vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition and options/accessories fitted. Fuel consumption data provided for comparison purposes only. Source: ADR81/02 combined.