Volvo XC40 Inscription Debuts, New Available Engines Announced

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

Volvo has unveiled the new XC40 Inscription, the most well-equipped XC40 model released to date, and also added a new three-cylinder engine to the crossover’s lineup.

The XC40 Inscription benefits from ‘Inscription’ branded skidplates, chrome side window trim, a chrome mesh grille, 18, 19 or 20-inch wheels and unique available exterior colors. It also gets a crystal gear knob and ‘Driftwood’ trim, which was first shown on the Volvo XC60.

“The new XC40 is a youthful car that suits drivers with a strong sense of individuality,” said Volvo’s Alexander Petrofski. “We want our customers to be able to make a statement their way – subtle or otherwise – and so we want to offer them more choices, both in performance and styling.”

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The three-cylinder engine is apart of the automaker’s Drive-E engine family. It has been designed to be paired with a hybrid system, which Volvo says will be added at a later date. The sole available transmission for the three-cylinder is a six-speed manual, with an eight-speed automatic eventually becoming available too. The automaker has also added its 190 hp T4 four-cylinder to the range, and Volvo says a pure electric XC40 is on its way too.

Pricing for the Volvo XC40 Inscription has yet to be announced, but should become available shortly.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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