There's a lot to like about the Volvo XC40, but by the time you've chosen a chunky engine and plumped for a few modest options, it's not hard to find yourself staring at a price tag of forty grand. Thing is, reign it all and you can park an XC40 T3 on your drive and still have change from £30,000.
I'm a fan of the Volvo XC60, the new XC40's bigger brother. Trouble is, it's a little pricey. Not surprising, then, that my interest was well and truly piqued when the XC40 slotted in well below it. So, I ordered one. And then so did about 80,000 other people. Here's why.
Watch our video review of the new Volvo XC40.
It should come as no surprise that the new Volvo XC40 has been named 2018 European Car of the Year, the first time a Volvo has ever claimed the crown.
The new Volvo XC40 has been officially unveiled and is available to order now ahead of first deliveries in Q1 2018, with prices starting from £27,905.