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NOV 28th 2017

Andrew English

First Drive: Volvo XC40

Arriving late into one of the fastest-growing market sectors in the world, you need to make a splash and Volvo's new XC40 SUV has certainly achieved that. This, the third in Volvo's SUV canon, doesn't even look like its XC60 and XC90 sisters. Robin Page, Volvo's British design chief, denies any sort of retro influence for the car, which has a style Volvo has likened to a 'tough little robot', but you can't help wondering if you haven't seen that heavily clamshell-shaped bonnet before, even if the rear kick up and those cute Swedish-flag stickers on the front wings are all new; although the car is actually built at Volvo's Gent plant in Belgium.

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