The Volvo XC40 is Mzansi’s most successful premium compact sport utility vehicle (SUV).

It’s the company’s top-selling model globally, and now Volvo has introduced an additional derivative to its XC40 range, namely the Volvo XC40 T4.

This is the first time the derivative, which has already proved popular overseas, will be sold locally.

The new derivative employs a 2.0-litre in-line turbocharged petrol engine, which delivers maximum power of 140 kW at 5000 r/min and maximum torque of 300 Nm.

It’s mated to Volvo’s eight-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox.

The performance is brisk, with a zero to 100 km/h time of 8,4 seconds.

It will be available in three specification levels – Momentum, Inscription, and R-Design, while pricing for the Volvo XC40 T4 starts at R654 580.

Volvo XC40 T4. Photo: MotorPress.
Volvo XC40 T4. Photo: MotorPress.
Volvo XC40 T4. Photo: MotorPress.
Volvo XC40 T4. Photo: MotorPress.
Volvo XC40 T4. Photo: MotorPress.
Volvo XC40 T4. Photo: MotorPress.
Volvo XC40 T4. Photo: MotorPress.
Volvo XC40 T4. Photo: MotorPress.
Volvo XC40 T4. Photo: MotorPress.
Volvo XC40 T4. Photo: MotorPress.

The T4 slots in between two other petrol-engined XC40 models, namely the T3 which boasts a 110-kW engine, and the T5 with its 185 kW powerplant.

Like the other models in the range, the Volvo XC40 T4 combines bold design with cutting-edge connectivity, clever interior storage, and Volvo’s industry-leading safety technology.

This includes Volvo Cars’ Pilot Assist system, City Safety, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross-Traffic Alert with brake support, and a 360° camera that helps drivers manoeuvre their car into tight parking spaces.

According to managing director at Volvo Car South Africa, Greg Maruszewski, the arrival of the Volvo XC40 T4 is set to further cement the success of the range in this country.