Basically neck and neck with the XC60 in terms of sales, the Volvo XC40 is entitled to slightly raise the face for the model year 2023, its fifth on the market. That of course includes the XC40 Recharge for all electronics.
For the latter, the designers have re-touched the front bumper and grille to balance the model using the C40 Recharge, another leading vehicle for the Swedish manufacturer’s electric attack. Also, the headlights have been redesigned and now employ pixel LED technology.
Added to this are new exterior paints and alloy wheels, while in it it will be possible to choose premium upholstery options without leather.
In terms of infotainment, the Google-powered system (already included as usual in the XC40 Recharge) extends to all versions of the XC40 and to all 202 Volvo formats. This simplifies life for those who are already using Android devices. At the same time, Google Maps becomes the default navigation system, Google Assistant is with voice commands and Google Play Store lets you add new apps.
Remote software updates will also be possible to make continuous improvements.
Another important point to mention: The gas XC40 with a 2-liter turbocharged engine (T4 or T5) receives a 48-volt battery to make a small hybrid system (hence the new names B4 and B5). This is also the case for the XC90 and V60 Cross Country, so that no brand car will be 100% gasoline again. However, performance data has not been identified at this time.
Volvo says production of the 2023 XC40 has already begun and dealers will receive it from this summer. Prices will be known at this time.