The XC40’s standard safety features include Volvo's fourth-generation City Safety crash-prevention technology, which can prevent crashes at speeds up to 60 kph; features that stop the car from running off the road and help the SUV avoid a head-on collision; as well as lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist.
Volvo’s optional equipment includes its semi-autonomous Pilot Assist system, which can steer, accelerate and brake the vehicle in certain settings; a 360-degree camera to help drivers maneuver in and out of tight parking spaces; as well as a system the guides the vehicle into a parking spot.
The XC40 is the first Volvo underpinned by the compact modular architecture, or CMA, that the automaker co-developed with sibling brand Geely Automobile. Production of the SUV will start in November at Volvo’s factory in Ghent, Belgium. Volvo also plans to make the XC40 in Luqiao, China, for the local market.