Currently showing in selected local cinemas, the latest installment of the Tomb Raider not only features a new, up and coming star (although we’d much prefer to see Angelina Jolie reprise her role) but also showcases the new Volvo XC40.

Newly crowned the 2018 European Car of the Year, the XC40 will be Lara Croft’s wheels of choice as she looks to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance.

As the first ever premium compact SUV by Volvo Cars, the XC40 is also the first model to be built on the company’s all-new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform that’s been jointly developed by Volvo and its new owners, Geely – promising improved safety and engineering flexibility.

There will be three different trims available for the XC40 – Momentum, R-Design and Inscription. Petrol and diesel-powered variants are accompanied by front-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations.

Already proving to be a success in this ever increasing, SUV-crazed market, the XC40 had received bookings of more than 20,000 units globally since it was introduced in Europe and America last year.

In recent developments, the Volvo XC40 R-Design announced its arrival in Singapore where the T5 AWD variant is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine generating 247 hp and 350 Nm – with power sent to all four wheels via an eight speed transmission.

For the first time in Volvo Cars’ 91-year history, a new 1.5-litre 3-cylinder Drive-E petrol engine was recently introduced where it will first make its way to the XC40 before other models. The turbocharged engine is capable of 154 hp and 265 Nm of torque.




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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.