Volvo has introduced a new three-cylinder powertrain to its popular XC40 line-up, bringing the entry level price down to below the R500 000 mark.
The all-new 1.5-litre T3, three-cylinder, direct-injection petrol engine was developed in-house using the same modular design as Volvo’s four-cylinder Drive-E engines. The three-cylinder powertrain comes with a six-speed manual transmission while an optional eight-speed transmission will follow at a later date.
The XC40 T3 is now available in manual, with the T3 automatic due to follow later next year. With 115 kW and 265 Nm on tap, it seems to have adequate power for Volvo’s smallest SUV.
XC40 customers have plenty of choice in trim levels, including Momentum and R-Design, plus the luxurious new Inscription level.
Volvo XC40 Pricing
XC40 T3 Manual Momentum R 486 500
XC40 T3Manual lnscription R 518 200
XC40 T3 Manual R-Design R 525 300
XC40 D4 Geartronic AWD Momentum R 599 000
XC40 T5 Geartronic AWD Momentum R 605 300
XC40 D4 Geartronic AWD Inscription R 630 700
XC40 T5 Geartronic AWD Inscription R 637 000
XC40 D4 Geartronic AWD R-Design R 637 800
XC40 T5 Geartronic AWD R·Design R 644 100