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Volvo XC40 Plug-in hybrid (2020-) review

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Key features
  • Compact/Small SUV
  • Available new
  • Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)
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The Volvo XC40 has gone down well with buyers and is admired by the media, but it’s not the quietest or quickest compact SUV. Volvo has fixed that by fitting a sophisticated plug-in hybrid system under the bonnet, adding near-silent zero-emission propulsion that goes like a rocket. Has this made the XC40 the fine all-rounder Volvo wants it to be? See our Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine review to find out.

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