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Breaking the New Segment: Volvo Presented Its Subcompact Luxury XC40 SUV at the L.A. Show

2019 Volvo XC40

With its American debut at the current Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2019 Volvo XC40 compact crossover redefines maintenance, roadside assistance and round-the-clock concierge service and all the fixings delivered by the Swedish automaker. Only $600 a month as a flat fee, and you get the latest luxury SUV via a 2-year online subscription service, dubbed Care by Volvo. The Chinese-funded carmaker is apparently planning to ‘make buying a Volvo as easy as getting a cell phone’, and they are on the way breaking the new entry-level luxury SUV segment.

Therefore, customers get the most compact – in the lineup – T5 crossover with a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine under the hood that is good for 250hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, paired with an AWD system and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. PHEV, hybrid and EV powertrain are expected soon in next two model years, Volvo hints with such glittering promises. The exterior features a number of distinctive accents including a panoramic contrasting sunroof, a wide variety of color options, a rectangular-shaped grille and brutal ‘Thor’s Hammer’ headlights. Be still, my poor heart – the crossover features all safety bells and comfort whistles like the premium segment audio system, City Safety and Pilot Assist systems, and an incorporated mood lightning. Pricing? Holy Hell, $35,200!

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