Here are some bits of the Volvo XC40 that others have missed out

For now, the top model on sale in Malaysia is the T5 petrol driven version which delivers 252hp at 5,500 rpm and has torque of 350Nm at 1,800 – 4,800 rpm. This T5 turbo petrol driven SUV also manages to reach a top speed of 143mpg, with a 0-62mph time of just  6.5sec with combined fuel consumption of 39.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 166g/km.

Volvo XC40 dimensions

Overall length 4,425mm

Width across body 1,863mm

Width across mirrors 2,034mm

Height 1,652mm inc shark fin

Wheelbase 2,702mm

Boot space rear seats up/down 460 litres/1,336 litres including underfloor storage

Fuel tank capacity 54 litres

Volvo will reveal the full-electric version of the XC40 before the end of the year and this version should be arriving in Malaysia by the middle of 2020.

Adding a battery-powered version of the compact crossover to the lineup is a crucial step for Volvo, which wants full-electric cars to account for half of its global sales by 2025.

The XC40 will be the first battery-driven model from the Swedish brand and the second full-electric vehicle from the Volvo Car Group. The first was the Polestar 2, which the group’s electrified performance brand debuted in February and revealed to the public at the Geneva auto show this month.

Also, both models will use the Compact Modular Architecture that Volvo developed with Chinese sister brand Geely. CMA also underpins the 01, 02 and 03 from Lynk & CO. The trio of Lynk & CO cars accounted for more than 120,000 combined sales in China last year. The upstart brand, which is co-owned by Volvo Cars and Zhejiang Geely Holding, plans to open stores in five European cities next year.

The XC40 is Volvo’s No. 2-selling model globally after its large sibling, the XC60. Last month Volvo said the XC40 would also get two plug-in hybrid powertrain options, starting with a T5 Twin Engine variant and followed by the T4 Twin Engine.