We attempt Volvo’s funky XC40 with the most recent T4 four-cylinder petrol engine to see if it makes the compact SUV an much more interesting bundle Based on Volvo, this T4-engined XC40 is about to be the best-selling model of its funky compact SUV. Waning client curiosity in autos fuelled from the black pump on the service station signifies that their petrol-powered range-mates are commanding an ever rising share of the gross sales combine – to the purpose the place the T4 and recently-introduced T3, which we just lately drove on UK roads, are anticipated to account for 50% of all XC40 gross sales.The place that entry-level three-cylinder T3 mannequin is offered solely with a mix of front-wheel-drive and six-speed handbook transmission – for now, at the least – the four-pot T4 comes as customary with an eight-speed auto ‘field that sends drive to the wheels at each axles. On this iteration, the XC40’s all-aluminium Drive-E engine displaces 1969cc, and develops a modest 188bhp and 221lb ft of torque.Our check car was an entry-level Momentum mannequin, which is priced from £32,070. Suspension is comprised of a MacPherson strut association on the entrance axle, with a multi-link association with coil springs on the rear. Nevertheless, being a base mannequin it goes with out the stiffer spring charges, thicker anti-roll bars and monotube rear shock absorbers that work so nicely on pricier R-Design fashions.