The XC40 is the first Volvo built on Volvo's new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA).
Interestingly, Volvo has chosen to continue the "R Design" name for its sporty-ish variants of models it offers. Generally, R-Design cars and SUVs have some visual upgrades, and functional upgrades in the form of more sporting suspensions. Engine output is not improved.
Unsurprisingly, Volvo brings in the "Thor's Hammer" headlight design that debuted several years ago on the new XC90.
XC40 on Wikipedia
from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo_XC40The XC40 will be powered through the front wheels and AWD by Volvo's new 1.5-litre three-cylinder and existing 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines, both diesel and petrol variants. There will also be a petrol-powered plug-in hybrid called T5 Twin Engine using a 180PS petrol version of the new engine, supported by a 74PS electric motor.
XC40 on Volvocars.com
Parking on busy city streets is easy in the Volvo XC40, especially with the availability of a 360° camera. This clever feature gives you a detailed ‘birds-eye’ view of your car, so you can see where it is in relation to other vehicles and objects.
Express your personality through a choice of vibrant, contemporary colours. And, depending on trim level, choose from roof and door mirror housings in black or white for an even more distinctive look.
The Volvo XC40 has a storage space on the tunnel console where a mobile phone can be stored and wirelessly charged, reducing clutter and making it easy to reach. The phone rests at just the right angle for you to pick it up easily, or glance at it if you need to.
Volvo On Call is the app that connects your phone, tablet or wearable device with your Volvo XC40 to provide remote access and a range of useful functions. It allows you to pre-heat or pre-cool your Volvo XC40, lock or unlock it remotely, find it in a crowded car park and much more.
For performance that’s in tune with urban life, our lightweight powertrains give you the responsiveness you want, with low emissions and fuel consumption.
from http://www.volvocars.com/en-ca/cars/new-models/xc40CleanZone allows you to breathe clean air inside your Volvo XC40, no matter what the air quality is outside. This Volvo Cars innovation uses an air filter to reduce the level of dust, pollen and other harmful particles. It automatically closes the car’s air intakes and switches to air re-circulation if necessary.