Small cars, big adventures, limitless city spirit.
Volvo city cars are tailored for easy navigation in urban environments. They excel in manoeuvrability, handling tight streets, congestion and common parking challenges. Their compact size and advanced features provide practical and convenient solutions for city commuting.
Small cars that make a big impression
Volvo's compact SUVs boast a bold, eye-catching exterior design that turns heads wherever they go. These SUVs combine style and performance with the aid of their sleek lines, colour-coordinated shields, elegant wheels and side mirrors.
Our City cars range
Comfortable city driving
Our cars have many practical features for city driving, including advanced driver assistance technology, allowing for a more relaxed driving experience. It helps maintain a safe distance from cars in front through speed adjustments and gentle steering assistance for precise lane-centering. Additionally, it excels in managing stop-and-go traffic, issuing timely alerts when traffic begins moving again after a standstill.
Smart door opening safety system
Say goodbye to unexpected door-opening accidents in the bustling city. In the Volvo EX30, we've integrated a smart door-opening alert system. This advanced system features visual and audio cues to notify you when you're about to open the door in the path of a cyclist or fellow road user.
Conquer city parking with small cars
City parking can be quite challenging, given the presence of other cars, cyclists, and pedestrians. This is where compact city cars truly excel. They simplify manoeuvring through tight spaces. Additionally, the Park Pilot Assist feature further streamlines your parking experience, helping you locate parking spots and guiding your Volvo into them, ensuring a stress-free parking experience.
360° eyes on the city
Volvo's 360-degree camera system is a city-driving game-changer, offering a bird's-eye view for enhanced situational awareness. It makes parallel parking easy, helps you avoid curbs and simplifies tight space navigation. Whether you're in crowded intersections or narrow lanes, our 360° camera helps ensure a safer, stress-free urban driving experience.
Stay focused on the road
When driving in the city, it's crucial to remain vigilant for cyclists, pedestrians, traffic signals and to stay on course. Volvo's head-up display makes it easy by showing important info like your speed, navigation directions and more right on your windshield, so you don't have to take your eyes off the road.
City safety for kids
Volvo Cars’ commitment to safety extends to its youngest passengers. We, for example, offer carefully designed child seats and booster seats that provide protection for your child from infancy up to the age of 10. These seats offer optimal security for your children and fit perfectly within the interior of our city cars.
Carefully planned design
City cars may be compact, but Volvo's ingenious design ensures that space is optimised for both passengers and cargo. Every aspect of the minimalistic design is carefully considered, from the wide boot size, with a no-lip landing, to the smart cabin storage and the generous legroom that one might not expect from a smaller car.
Generous storage space
We are all well aware of the constant need for extra space when loading a car, regardless of its size. From groceries to weekend bags and prams, the list of essential items can seem endless. The Volvo XC40, while compact in appearance, is a smart storage marvel. It features a spacious flat rear compartment for easy loading and unloading, underfloor cargo space, and clever storage solutions for items like water bottles and phones. You can also add the option of going hands-free and opening the tailgate by simply putting your foot under the rear bumper.
Renewable materials with a stylish twist
When searching for a city car, it's essential to prioritise space and comfort. However, that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. In our smallest SUV to date, the EX30, you can select one of four different interior themes: Breeze, Mist, Pine and Indigo. Each theme draws its inspiration from the serene beauty of Scandinavian nature and boasts innovative craftsmanship utilising renewable and recycled materials.
Silent and comfortable ride
The standard fixed panoramic roof of the Volvo C40 features laminated and tinted glass, which effectively shields against glare and UV radiation. This unique roof design creates a naturally illuminated cabin environment. Additionally, it plays a crucial role in regulating temperature, supporting a comfortable interior climate and reducing noise, ultimately contributing to a serene driving experience.
The benefits of going electric in the city
Urban areas often grapple with pollution and environmental challenges. Transitioning to electric city cars presents a more sustainable solution that aligns with the need for cleaner, greener cities. At Volvo Cars, this is the future of driving, and we plan to be a fully electric car company by 2030.
Charging an electric or plug-in hybrid city car
Charging a Volvo in the city has never been easier thanks to a growing network of charging stations, and you can find them using your car’s smart centre display. The Volvo Cars app gives you handy reminders and directions to the closest charging spot. So, top up your battery on the move with ease, whether it’s for long trips or when you need that little extra boost.
Happy battery equals happy city commuters
Battery pre-conditioning is a useful feature found in many electric Volvo cars, designed to bring the car's battery to its optimal temperature. This enhances your battery's single-charge range, accelerates charging, and preserves battery health. So, you'll get more miles, quicker charges and a happier battery.
Smart and connected city cars
Technology and infotainment are at the forefront in the bustling world of city cars, offering not just compact size, but also smartness and connectivity. This provides an ideal blend of convenience and entertainment for urban dwellers.
Our tablet serves as both a driver interface and a central display, flawlessly integrating essential driver information and your preferred controls onto a single screen. The touchscreen has been meticulously crafted to provide crystal-clear, high-definition visuals while minimising disruptive glare or reflections. And its responsiveness is exceptional, ensuring instantaneous execution of commands.
Hands-free help from Google
Engage with Google right from your Volvo to get directions, listen to music and podcasts, and stay connected with friends, family, and colleagues - all while keeping your hands on the wheel and your focus on the road.
Access to in-car apps
In your Volvo, Google is integrated into your driving experience, granting you access to Google Play and its assortment of in-car apps, so that you can stay connected even when on the road.
The ultimate in navigation
Incorporating Google Maps into your Volvo seamlessly merges the familiar smartphone interface with enhanced, premium features. Navigation has never been easier.
Advanced sound systems
We understand the importance of music in your city driving experience. A well-chosen podcast or playlist can significantly ease the frustration of a traffic jam. That's why we've teamed up with Bower & Wilkins and Harmon Kardon to deliver exceptional sound systems in our cars. These brands are committed to providing you with an extraordinary audio experience that goes above and beyond the ordinary.
One app for all your needs
With the Volvo Cars app, you can effortlessly keep tabs on your charging progress and schedule a timer to ensure your car is comfortably pre-heated when needed. You can also remotely lock and unlock your car and even plan your upcoming service appointments, all in one convenient place.