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New Volvo SUV Ready to Handle City Streets

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Volvo is taking on the nuances and frustrations of urban driving with the release of its new Volvo XC40, a small SUV. According to Volvo, the new XC40 is equipped with the stellar amenities and technologies most notably found in the brand’s 60- and 90 Series vehicles.

“The XC40 is our first car in this rapidly growing segment and has a clear focus on navigating today’s hectic city environments. Building on Volvo’s heritage as the leader in safety, the new XC40 will offer the best possible safety standards combined with an easy-to-use interface and convenient connected services,” said Hakan Samuelsson, president and chief executive.

The new XC40 is the most recent result of Volvo’s commitment to produce vehicles based on “consumer insights and real life data”—their Circle of Life philosophy.

Advanced technologies and features on the XC40 include:

  • Newest edition of City Safety
  • Pilot Assist (Volvo’s semi-autonomous technology)
  • 360 degree camera
  • Cross Traffic Alert with auto brake

According to Volvo, in addition to the innovative safety technologies, the XC40 is designed to make city driving more entertaining by offering modern infotainment and connectivity options to drivers.

“We built a confident, easy-to-use and convenient everyday user experience based on real-life interaction and research, starting from our foundation of leading safety. The XC40 is a car for a generation of consumers that expect full connectivity. All screens have been optimized for a safe, easy and efficient interaction, to support active city driving,” said Odgard Andersson, Vice President Vehicle Software & Electronics at Volvo Cars.

The debut of the XC40 is an example of Volvo’s newest engineering platform—the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), reports Volvo.

News Source: Volvo