Without a doubt, the XC40 is one of Volvo’s greatest successes. In fact, it is the best-selling model of the brand in Spain and the second in the worldl only beaten by the XC60.

its so personal and differentiating aesthetic, its high quality of finish or its complete equipment they have positioned him as one of the rivals to beat within a segment in which he shares a table and tablecloth with the “German army” represented by the BMW X1, the Mercedes GLA or the Audi Q3.

Similarly, the Nordic SUV enjoys a wide range of engines including a fully electric version, named Recharge, which will begin to be marketed during the first bars of next year.

For now, and to access this model, you had to look at the 150 hp D3 diesel or 163 hp petrol T3. Well, Volvo adds from now on a new access step what offers 129 hp based on the brand’s three-cylinder.

Three cylinder engine

At first they might seem few, but in practice unfolds much better than expected for that power level. Like is logic, It is not a car that is looking for dazzling performance, it takes 10.9 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km / h, and yes, on the contrary, to become an option to consider to enjoy such an exclusive SUV like this and at the best price.

Originally equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox, the unit that we were lucky enough to test mounted the optional automatic transmission that offers a great smoothness of reactions and the greatest comfort at the wheel.

Quite quiet, the T2 lets you choose between three driving modes, including sports very suitable for traveling with a little more temperament on secondary or mountain roads.

Another fact in his favor are his consumption content with an approved combined 6.3 liters per 100 kilometers (with the manual box) which is not bad at all. In fact, on our tour we managed to register 7.2 liters in a fairly agile driving.

Premium Edition

With five endings to choose from, Momentum Core, Momentum, Momentum Pro, Inscription y R-Desing, standard equipment on safety matter of this XC40 T2 includes, among others, the emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, the assistant in crosses, lane permanence, the function of mitigating collisions with vehicles in the oncoming lane, road sign recognition, the emergency call or the speed limiter. In the same way there is no lack the characteristic 9-inch vertical screen, iPad type, or the “care key” protection key.

Available from 31,450 euros, without discounts, one of the great attractions of the XC40 T2 is the campaña Premium Edition designed by Volvo, in force until December 31 of this year, and that leaves the price of this version in only 23.700 euros, a fairly competitive figure if we take into account the car in question.

These are their prices:

T2 Momentum Core 31.450 euros

Momentum 33.336 euros

Momentum Pro 35.348 euros

Inscription 37.926 euros

R-Design 38.240 euros