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Volvo has been on a roll of late, with their estates and SUVs carving their own stylish niche as the intelligent choice in a crowded marketplace. The XC90 and XC60 are great cars, but arguably their best looking SUV is the boxy little XC40, even more so in R-Design Pro trim. So you get large alloys, sportier bumpers and better colour choices, while the interior gets special materials and unique seats.
You get all the kit you could imagine too, so you won’t be left wanting. But what’s a small SUV without a standout powertrain? Thankfully this XC40 is the T5 Twin Engine model, so you have a little 1.5 litre turbocharged engine combined with an electric motor and battery to give a combined 258bhp and 425Nm of torque. That means it has sprightly performance, but also does the equivalent of over 100mpg and emits only 43g/km of CO2.
This is a small SUV in which you can have your cake and eat it – practicality, performance, economy and style all in one vehicle. And you can win one this week for just £2.05 in the BOTB Dream Car Competition!