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# Volvo XC40
Volvo's new XC40 features a big first: a three-cylinder engine
It’s the first three-pot in the company’s 91-year history.

VOLVO’S NEW SMALL SUV, the XC40, has just recently gone on sale here in Ireland and now the product offering is expanding with the introduction of a new three-cylinder engine.

It is the first time that Volvo has ever offered an engine like this in its 91-year history.

This new 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine uses the same architecture as the rest of the Volvo range, only with one less cylinder. It will carry the T3 badge and will come with the choice of a six-speed manual gearbox at first, with an eight-speed automatic transmission due in 2019.

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Alexander Petrofski, the senior director cluster 40 for Volvo Cars, said:

Our new three-cylinder engine is an exciting development for the XC40 and for Volvo Cars in general. This compact engine design provides the flexibility we need as we introduce more powertrain options for XC40 customers.

This petrol engine will also be used in conjunction with a plug-in hybrid version that is due to be offered soon. Volvo already has PHEV versions of most of its model range already available. In addition to this, Volvo is working on an entirely electric version of the XC40.


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