2019 Volvo XC40 Inscription Is All Luxed Up For America

It’s not exactly Bentley Bentayga ‘luxury’, but more like BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA ‘luxury’ when it comes to the new Volvo XC40 Inscription.

Introduced at the 2018 New York Auto Show, this version of the Swedish compact SUV joins the Momentum and R-Design trim levels, topping both of them with extra features and more standard gear.

The 2019 XC40 Inscription features unique skid plates on both ends, chrome trim on the side windows and grille, specific exterior colors and dual tailpipes integrated into the diffuser.

Lesser versions of the vehicle get 18-inch alloy wheels, but customers can order 19-, 20- and even 21-inch ones, all of them with a unique pattern.

In addition to the leather seats and technology features, the interior of the 2019 Volvo XC40 Inscription has XC60-like Driftwood trim and Orrefors crystal gear shifter. Connectivity and infotainment systems come from the larger 60 and 90 Series models, and this makes the XC40 “one of the best-equipped compact luxury SUVs available”, according to Volvo.

Powering the regular models in the United States is the T5 Drive-E powertrain, with all-wheel drive and 248 horsepower. It returns 23/31/26 mpg (10/8/9 l/100 km / 28/37/31 UK mpg) in city/highway/combined, and will be joined by the T4 with FWD and 187hp this summer. Later on, a hybridized and a pure electric version of the XC40 will be added.

The entry-level variant can be ordered from $35,200, but once the 187hp version arrives, pricing will drop by $2,000.

more photos...
  • Matthew Daraei

    Cute car.

    • Bo Hanan

      Chick car.

      • rodriguez256

        Then I’ll have to start tucking it back, because I like this and would drive it.

        • Bo Hanan

          “You go gurl!”

          • rodriguez256

            I know riiigghhhtttt.

  • SteersUright

    Volvo’s latest cars really look damn good inside and out.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    behold the european car of the year

  • Dcoronata

    I was picking up my V90 when they introduced it on the showroom floor, and it got a lot of interested looks. This just might beat out the XC 60 as sales leader, especially with the full semi-autonomous driving package with 360 cameras and full LED lighting for only $3500.
    Polestar engine optimization adds about $1200 and increases Horsepower and torque by roughly 10%, but many dealers and salesmen don’t push it!

  • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

    big price difference from the us and europe, 35000 is us for the T5 and 65000 dollar in germany, a shokking diffence.

  • fathornyblackandjoe

    It’s nice. I’m really impressed with the latest batch of Volvos.

Holden Boss Slams Reports That GM Is Looking To Sell It

Holden’s boss debunks rumors and states that GM is sticking with its Australian arm.

Jenson Button To Compete At Mint 400 And Baja 1000 Races

Despite racing in the Blancpain Series and Japan’s Super GT, Button will also contest the off-road events.

2020 GMC Acadia Unveiled With New 230 HP 2.0L Engine, 9-Speed Auto

The facelifted Acadia also gets a new suspension setup, new infotainment system and more standard equipment.

All-New 2019 Ford Focus ST Breaks Cover With 280 PS 2.3L EcoBoost

Not available in the US, the new Focus ST will also offer a 190PS 2.0-liter turbodiesel .

Trucker Masterfully Steers Clear Of Three-Car Collision In Australia

The impact was so fierce, the engine of the silver sedan detached and flew over the barrier.

Canadian Gets A Big Assman Decal On His Pickup – And It’s NOT What You Think

It’s actually the man’s surname, but it’s listed as one of the names banned by the Saskatchewan Government Insurance.

Top 5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 Porsche Macan

The facelifted Macan brings enhanced styling, a new infotainment system and a revised 2.0-liter turbo four.

2019 Kia Cerato/Forte Hatch Is A Good Buy – But Can It Excite You?

The all-new Kia Cerato offers good value for money and a very decent ride, so it should be enough for most.

This Man Bought A Rolls-Royce Phantom For $80K, So How Did It Turn Out?

Instead of a brand-new Lincoln Navigator, you can get a modern Rolls – if you’re brave enough.

2019 Geneva Motor Show A-To-Z Of All New Cars And Concepts

A round up of all the production and concept cars debuting at the Geneva Motor Show.