XC40 is the last model in firm's line-up to receive an electrified option; prices start from £40,905
Felix Page Autocar writer
11 September 2019

Volvo has confirmed official UK pricing and specifications for its new XC40 T5 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid.

The last model in Volvo's line-up to receive an electrified variant, the mid-sized SUV pairs the 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine of the T3 with an 81bhp electric motor for a combined output of 258bhp. Power is sent to the front wheels through a seven-speed twin-clutch automatic gearbox, unlike Volvo's more powerful T8 hybrids, which sit atop the firm's SPA four-wheel-drive platform.

The new powertrain is capable of pure-electric running, with a 10.7kWh battery offering an electric-only range of up to 28.6 miles. Volvo claims preliminary tests on the WLTP combined cycle have yielded consumption figures of between 112.8mpg and 141.2mpg, with emissions rated at 38-43g/km, depending on wheel size.

The powertrain has been co-developed by Volvo’s parent company, Geely, and it’s also set to be used in that firm’s Lynk&Co models, the 01 and 02. Geely has also used the powertrain in its new flagship saloon for China, the Bo Rui GE.​

Three main drive modes are available with the T5 model: Hybrid, Power and Pure. The first will work to most efficiently combine both parts of the powertrain, while Power will maximise the output of both. The final will harness only the electric motor. Individual and Off road modes also feature, with the former allowing customisation of how the powertrain works and the latter focused on providing maximum traction in low-grip scenarios.

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Prices for the new model begin at £40,905 for entry-level R-Design trim, rising to £41,255 for the better-equipped Inscription package. The range is headed up by R-Design Pro and Inscription Pro trims at £42,305. 

The company claims the XC40 will deliver "significant cost-of-ownership benefits", with an exemption from UK road tax, and company car buyers eligible to pay a benefit-in-kind tax rate of just 16%.

The new PHEV is capable of both domestic and rapid charging, with an optional fast-charge cable capable of delivering a full charge in as little as 2.5 hours. 

With the new XC40 T5 Twin Engine, Volvo has fulfilled its aim, reported in 2017, to offer an electrified variant of every car in its range by 2019. Beyond this, Volvo intends for 50% of its new car sales to be fully electric vehicles from 2025

An all-electric version of the XC40 will be the brand's first battery-electric vehicle, and is set to be unveiled in the coming months. 

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25 April 2018

Until they release

1.Official CO2

2.Impact on boot space (if any)

3. Price.

there isn't really anything to consider or judge.

21 June 2018

It is not the consumption that is really interesting for the consumer, du the electrical autonomy.That is the major argument for a purchase.

 Is this supposed to be the Phaeton " successor "?

17 May 2019
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11 September 2019

For a mid-size 2WD 1.5 3 pot SUV, that's just plain crazy.   Just how much is that over a 1.5 2WD XC40?

You'd have to be dumb to buy privately and even after company car tax advantages you'd have slightly less dumb 

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

11 September 2019
xxxx wrote:

For a mid-size 2WD 1.5 3 pot SUV, that's just plain crazy.   Just how much is that over a 1.5 2WD XC40?

You'd have to be dumb to buy privately and even after company car tax advantages you'd have slightly less dumb 

Why dont you take your anti Volvo BS and shove it where the sun doesnt shine, every review of a Volvo on this site you come on and whine like a twat. 

Yes its expensive, but have you actually looked at the price of a a Q3 an Evoque or an X3 with similar power, non of which are available as a PHEV..  

12 September 2019
Citytiger wrote:

xxxx wrote:

For a mid-size 2WD 1.5 3 pot SUV, that's just plain crazy.   Just how much is that over a 1.5 2WD XC40?

You'd have to be dumb to buy privately and even after company car tax advantages you'd have slightly less dumb 

Why dont you take your anti Volvo BS and shove it where the sun doesnt shine, every review of a Volvo on this site you come on and whine like a twat. 

Yes its expensive, but have you actually looked at the price of a a Q3 an Evoque or an X3 with similar power, non of which are available as a PHEV..  

You're a sad little muppet who thinks he has the god given right to critise other car makes but is such a fanboy no one can mention anything negative about there Volvo 'can do no wrong' marque. IT'S overpriced and will barley sell, any sales it does get will be due to a tax system that could change at any time. 

GET OVER IT!

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

11 September 2019

"With the new XC40 T5 Twin Engine, Volvo has fulfilled its aim, reported in 2017, to offer an electrified variant of every car in its range by 2019"   ---  does the the V40 have a plug-in option?

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11 September 2019

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11 September 2019

Article says “The company claims the XC40 will deliver "significant cost-of-ownership benefits", with an exemption from UK road tax,.   Sorry but the best you will get is a reduction to £130 as it is not pure electric

11 September 2019
Theley wrote:

Article says “The company claims the XC40 will deliver "significant cost-of-ownership benefits", with an exemption from UK road tax,.   Sorry but the best you will get is a reduction to £130 as it is not pure electric

Quite right, and because the basic list price starts just above £40,000, you will pay £320 extra for the first 5 years, Its just the first years road tax which i believe is zero, but past 1 year you would have been better off with petrol power (assuming the list says under the 40k cut off) if you are not a CoCar driver

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