Hot on the heels of the fantastic XC90 and XC60 SUVs, Volvo recently pulled the wraps on a gorgeous baby SUV joining the ranks – the XC40. Designed to be a competitor to the Audi Q3 and BMW X3, the XC40 takes Swedish design to new heights with a delectable mix of handsome, square edges and soothing, sweeping curves. SUVs should not be this good looking, but Volvo has repeatedly laid down some of the best designs to hit the market over the past couple of years.
The XC40 comes equipped with either a 4-cylinder T5 petrol or D4 diesel motor, with hybrid and pure electric versions coming later. It might also be equipped with Volvo's first 3-cylinder motor, which promises great balance between performance and fuel efficiency.
Safety and driver assistance include Volvo's Pilot Assist system, City Safety, Run-off Road protection, Cross Traffic alert with brake support and 360-degree cameras that help drivers maneuver their car in tight spaces.
The XC40 is likely to come to our shores via Eurocars Limited, authorised representatives of Volvo vehicles in Bangladesh. If it does, it'll surely heat up the competition against the traditional German luxury brands like BMW, Mercedes Benz and Audi – but it won't be as easy to choose as it used to be. Volvo is certainly making their mark on the global luxury car market.