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Volvo XC40 Awarded ‘Best Car for Towing’ in 2022 Auto Trader New Car Awards

Volvo XC40 hailed as ‘Best Car for Towing’ in 2022 Auto Trader New Car Awards

MANILA: The award-winning Volvo XC40 has been named Best Car for Towing in the Auto Trader New Car Awards 2022.

KEY LEARNINGS

  • How were the winners of the Auto Trader New Car Awards 2022 determined?

    To determine the winners, more than 150,000 British motorists rated their cars against key ownership and lifestyle criteria.

  • What is the towing capacity of the Volvo XC40?

    The capacity for towing a braked trailer is up to 2,100 kg for the B4 variant with 197 hp petrol engine and four-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the 408 hp Recharge Twin variant with four-wheel drive can tow caravans or braked trailers weighing up to 1,800 kg.

  • To determine the winners, more than 150,000 British motorists judged their cars against key ownership and lifestyle criteria, making the XC40 a true consumer champion.

    Auto Trader Editorial Director Erin Baker said: “Safety, comfort and quality were the key attributes for consumers looking for the best car for towing, and it was the Volvo XC40 that filled all three boxes this year, with a premium interior, great technology, a small footprint and that all-important ability to tow.”

    The XC40 was also praised by car owners for its excellent driving performance and safety features, which Auto Trader called “the hallmark of Volvo.”

    While the XC40 is the smallest SUV in Volvo’s lineup, it’s not short on power. The towing capacity of a braked trailer increases to 2,100 kg for the B4 variant with 197 hp petrol engine and four-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the 408 hp Recharge Twin all-wheel drive variant can tow caravans or braked trailers weighing up to 1,800 kg, making the new generation of all-electric Recharge XC40s great towing vehicles.

    While this level of performance is expected from an SUV, the XC40’s stunning Scandinavian styling, the peace of mind offered by the various safety features and smart technologies for connectivity, comfort, entertainment and information on board add to its appeal.

    The XC40’s towing capacity is complemented by ample boot space, with 452 liters in the boot with all seats in place and up to 1,328 liters with the rear seats folded down. Additional luggage carriers include roof boxes, which provide up to 500 liters of additional storage space, as well as bicycle and ski carriers.

    “Positive customer opinions are critical to the success of any car, and it’s well worth seeing the XC40 so acclaimed by owners for its towing capacity and all-round quality,” said Volvo Car UK Managing Director Kristian Elvefors. “It doesn’t matter which XC40 you choose – petrol, plug-in hybrid or pure electric – it’s a super tractor.”

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    Also read: Volvo Recharge model sales remain robust in North America