After a little insight into the practical features found within the Volvo XC40, the Swedish carmaker has now shifted its attention to discuss the infotainment and safety kit that will be fitted to its upcoming small SUV.

Volvo says the XC40 was “developed around the challenges of modern city life,” and the On Call connected service is just one way of making that life a little easier. Also found in the larger 60 and 90 Series vehicles, On Call allows drivers to remotely control certain car settings (climate control for instance), as well as sending navigation instructions to the car’s infotainment system before starting a journey.

The service works with the XC40’s connected Sensus infotainment system, which is displayed via a large, portrait-oriented touchscreen similar to what is found in the XC60 and XC90 SUVs. Based on another illustration, the small SUV will also come with a digital instrument panel like its larger siblings.

While the illustrations provided aren’t definitive, the design of the XC40’s dashboard, steering wheel, instrument cluster and main touchscreen appear to be very similar to spyshots seen in the past.

On the safety front, the XC40 will come with many familiar technologies already found on its other vehicles. These include the semi-autonomous Pilot Assist system, the latest City Safety suite, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic alert with auto brake and a 360-degree camera.

“The XC40 is our first car in this rapidly growing segment and has a clear focus on navigating today’s hectic city environments. Building on Volvo’s heritage as the leader in safety, the new XC40 will offer the best possible safety standards combined with an easy-to-use interface and convenient connected services,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars.

Similar to the previous XC40 preview, Volvo’s approach to safety and user experience is dependent on consumer insights and real life data. This project development cycle is referred to as the “circle of life.”

GALLERY: Volvo XC40 spyshots