One of the season’s most talked about car releases is Swedish carmaker Volvo’s new compact SUV, XC40.

Characterised by a super slick Scandinavian design, a Volvo trademark, the XC40 is styled to perfection, both on the outside and inside. The interiors are decidedly premium, with bright red accents, and the dashboard comes power-packed with buttons and touchscreens.

The car is powered by a 2.0 litre, four-cylinder diesel engine with a 0-100 kmph acceleration of 7.9 seconds. Other safety features include Volvo’s Pilot Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, pedestrian, cyclist and animal detection for city driving and lane keeping aid.

The car can be shared with friends and family, who can access it via the Volvo On Call app on their mobile phones. Not having to share a physical key is simpler, safer and more secure.

With these looks and features, and a superbly attractive price tag of ₹40 lakh, the XC40 is sure to change the entry-level SUV segment in India.