2023 Volvo XC40 Revealed with a Mid-Cycle Refresh

The facelifted 2023 Volvo XC40 has been revealed ahead of its official launch. According to the manufacturer, the forthcoming model is expected to arrive in the second half of 2022. As we can see, the next-generation model will receive some mild changes including a redesigned front fascia with new daytime running light signatures, and the same fog lights housings as the XC40 Recharge.

Besides exterior changes, we expect the upcoming SUV to also receive a more attractive cabin filled with a plethora of technology and quality materials. As before, the entry-level model will use the same 184-hp turbocharged four-cylinder, while the more powerful should produce 248 horsepower and come standard with all-wheel drive.

2023 Volvo XC40 side

2023 Volvo XC40 Design

We love every inch of the new 2023 Volvo XC40. Its styling is attractive, sleek and modern at the same time. As before, the design will change a bit depending on which trim you go with. For example, the R-Design trim offers the sportier look, while the Inscription trim comes with more luxurious aesthetic.

The next-generation model comes with a redesigned front fascia, a new daytime running light signatures, and similar fog lights housings as we saw on the XC40 Recharge. As for the size, the Volvo XC40 is pretty small. Indeed, it’s smaller than the BMW X1, Audi Q3, and Lexus UX.

Cabin Refreshments

The famous Swedish manufacturer will also make some changes inside the 2023 Volvo XC40 model. The cabin is modern and spacious enough to accommodate five passengers. In general, the cabin is no less attractive than we saw on more expensive stablemates like the XC60 and XC90. Stepping into this SUV, you’ll first notice a restyled dashboard with an updated Volvo’s Sensus Connect infotainment system and 12.3-inch digital driver display.

As standard, the XC40 also comes with leather seating, heated front seats, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and two USB-C ports in the back. Safety is also better compared to the previous generation thanks to many features. The new XC40 includes a blind-spot information system with steering assist, cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping aid, a backup camera, and rear parking sensors.

2023 Volvo XC40 interior

2023 Volvo XC40 Engine Specs

Under the hood, the 2023 Volvo XC40 will use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 184 horses. There is also an optional engine that produces 248 horsepower. The more powerful T5, which comes exclusively with all-wheel drive, according to Volvo can accelerate from 60 mph in a reasonably 6.2 seconds.

The eight-speed automatic transmission is available on both models offering smooth shifting. The XC40’s towing capacity remains the same at 3500 pounds, which is more than enough. The pure-electric XC40 Recharge is also available, producing 402 horsepower electric powertrain with 223 miles of electric-only driving range.

2023 Volvo XC40 rear

2023 Volvo XC40 Price, Release Date

The new 2023 Volvo XC40 will be available in six different trims. The entry-level T4 Momentum starts at $36,195, T5 Momentum at $37,200, T4 R-Design at $42,000, T4 Inscription $42,000, T5 R-Design, and the last one, T5 Inscription, at $43,000.

You can also get a pure electric XC40 Recharge model for a little more than $56,000. As we stated, Volvo’s smallest SUV will receive a few changes. Overall, it looks refreshed and much more attractive than the outgoing model. Based on rumors, the new SUV will go on sale later this year.

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