Swedish premium manufacturer introduced the first three-cylinder engine in its 91-year history.
A completely new three-cylinder petrol engine with a volume of 1.5 liters with direct fuel injection technology was developed by the company’s engineers using a modular design similar to that of the four-cylinder Motors of the Drive-E family. The three-cylinder engine is combined with a six-speed transmission, but next year will be available eight-speed as an option.
In accordance with the strategy of Volvo Cars to continue to reduce costs by increasing the scale of production, a new three-cylinder engine will be produced on a single conveyor with four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.
In addition, the composition of the power range of the Volvo XC40 SUV, presented in the fall of 2016, is extended by a 150-horsepower D3 diesel engine and a 190-horsepower T4 petrol engine. Previously, the model was sold with a petrol 249-horsepower T5 and diesel 190-horsepower D4 motors.
The manufacturer notes that the design of the new three-cylinder engine is adapted for use in the plug-hybrid power plant Twin Engine. Volvo plans to release a hybrid and fully electric version of the new Volvo XC40 crossover in the future.
A new version of the Inscription, which includes 18-, 19- or 20-inch wheels, special underbody protection, chrome framed windows and a radiator grille, as well as special body colors, was added to the list of complete sets. In the cabin of such a complete set of new gearshift lever with a “crystal” finish and decorated with Driftwood.
For an additional fee, customers are offered 21-inch black Diamond Cut wheels, as well as a styling kit that includes stainless steel bottom protection and a double exhaust nozzle built into the rear bumper.