The smallest Volvo SUV will get a powerful 3-cylinder engine

Volvo Cars has started production of a new petrol 3-cylinder 1.5-liter direct-injection Drive-E engine for a small XC40 model.

This is the first such unit for the entire 91-year history of the company, Volvo’s own development, as well as the 4-cylinder engine of the same series.

It works paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, from 2019 a 8-speed one will be available as an option. This compact engine is designed to be integrated into the Twin Engine hybrid powertrain, which will be offered for the XC40 model later, as well as an all-electric version.

The new motor will be assembled at the same production line as the 4-cylinder petrol and diesel units. The power line-up of the Volvo XC40 includes diesel D3 (150 hp) and petrol T4 (190 hp) today.

The company has added one more luxurious trim level – Inscription, which includes wheel options for 18, 19 and 20 inches, model-specific body colors, unique skidplates, grill and side window mesh chrome.

In the interior Inscription adds a new crystal gear knob, Driftwood deco, first introduced on the XC60 SUV.

Drive-E 3-cylinder engine modular design

Some other options will further be available to buyers of the Volvo XC40, in particular, 21-inch Black Diamond Cut alloy wheels, brushed stainless steel skidplates and integrated dual tailpipes.

Source: Winner Import Ukraine


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