Volvo XC40: Best Small Luxury SUV 2021
The Volvo XC40 has been named Best Small Luxury SUV in the DCOTY Awards. Available across three petrol variants and now with a plug-in hybrid model, it delivers signature Volvo styling and attention to detail, in a practical package.
Influenced by product design, street fashion and popular culture, the XC40 is the compact SUV that shows Volvo Cars design at its most playful and progressive. Stylish, with practical functionality, the SUV is powered by innovation and offers a host of intelligent safety features. Its greatest strength is perhaps the fact that the entry level model feels anything but entry grade, and the DCOTY judges liked the cabin quality and insulation during testing.
It rides as comfortably on the open road, as it does effectively on the dynamic handling loop, and despite its compact dimensions, makes a strong case for the family road trip, where covering longer distances is no problem whatsoever.
The standard inclusion list is long regardless of model grade, the judges liked the smartphone-style portrait orientation infotainment screen, and the general feel of the XC40 delivers to both form and function, proving that you don’t have to have one at the expense of the other.