Simone reviews the latest 2019 Volvo XC40 T4 Inscription

After our earlier review of the XC40 T5 in the entry-level Momentum, Volvo told us that Australia would get new T4 Momentum FWD, T4 Inscription AWD, and T5 R-Design AWD and here they are.

The XC40 featured in this video is a T4 with 140 kW of power and 300 Nm of torque. It’s paired with an 8-speed Geartronic which transfers the power to all four wheels.

The XC40 in this setup reaches 100 in 8.5 seconds and tops out at 210 km/h.- engine

There is another option – a T5 in the R-Design trim. It has 185 kW and 350 Nm and it’s noticeably faster, reaching 100 in just 6.4 seconds.

Volvo’s all-new subcompact SUV has already proven a very popular choice.

Engine Specifications

XC40 T4 Inscription

Engine: 2.0L T4 Petrol
Power: 140 kW@ 4,700 rpm
Torque: 300 Nm @ 1,400-4,000 rpm
Fuel Consumption (combined): 7.L/100km
Transmission: 8-speed Geartronic™ automatic transmission, AWD
Acceleration 0-100km/h: 8.4 sec
Top Speed Limit: 210 km/h


Safety /Security

  • Airbags (7) – front, front side, curtain and driver knee
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Pilot Assist
  • Collision Mitigation Support, front
  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • Blindspot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert
  • Collision Warning and Mitigation Support, rear
  • 360° Camera including Rear Parking Camera
  • Park Assist, front and rear
  • Park Assist Pilot
  • Drive mode settings
  • Hill start assist
  • Rain sensor
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Alarm with interior motion sensor and private locking
  • Keyless Entry and Start with remote tag
  • Electrical child lock, rear side doors

Convenience / Tech Features

  • Harman Kardon Premium Sound
  • 9’’ Centre touch screen display
  • Satellite Navigation with Road Sign Information (RSI)
  • Smartphone integration
  • Digital Radio
  • Speech function
  • Leather accent upholstery comfort seats
  • Power driver seat with memory function
  • Power passenger seat
  • 4-way power lumbar support
  • Mechanical cushion extension, driver and passenger
  • Heated front seats
  • Power foldable rear backrest and headrest
  • 2-zone Electronic Climate Control with CleanZone including cooled glove box
  • Power panoramic sunroof

Other Features

  • Urban Grid Aluminium decor inlays
  • Blond headlining
  • Leather accent steering wheel with unideco inlay, 3 spoke
  • Leather accent gear lever knob
  • Automatically dimmed inner and outer rear view mirrors
  • Carpet kit, textile
  • Front tread plates, plastic
  • Interior illumination high level
  • Storage box under driver seat
  • Bright integrated roof rails
  • Standard grille
  • Body colour mirror covers
  • Front foglights
  • LED Headlights with Active Bending Lights
  • Headlight cleaning


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