By Otsile Kadiege
Volvo’s award winning XC40 premium crossover SUV has received an additional derivative to its range, namely the Volvo XC40 T4. The Swedish automaker is confident that the T4, which has proven to be a popular choice overseas, will do well locally.
Powering the T4 derivative is a 2.0-litre in-line turbocharged petrol engine, which delivers 140 kW at 5000 rpm and 300 Nm. It is paired with Volvo’s 8-speed Geartronic automatic transmission. It will sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds. The T4 is slotted in between the T3 (110 kW) and the T5 (185 kW) derivatives, and will be available in three specification levels, namely Momentum, Inscription and R-Design.
The Volvo XC40 T4 combines bold exterior design, premium interior, cutting-edge connectivity, clever interior storage and Volvo’s industry-leading safety technology. This includes Volvo Cars’ Pilot Assist system, City Safety, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic Alert with brake support and a 360° camera.
The XC40 T4 is priced from R654,580 and orders start in May with deliveries to commence in August. Volvo Car South Africa will also introduce another all-electric derivative called the XC40 P8 All Electric later this year.
According to Greg Maruszewski, Managing Director at Volvo Car South Africa, the arrival of the Volvo XC40 T4 is set to further cement the success of the range in this country. “The XC40 had a good 2020; it had an 8.40% share of its segment in 2019; that grew to 14.70% last year. In 2021, the XC40 nameplate performance is continuing to grow its sales locally,” he reveals.
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