Australia has welcomed the Volvo XC40, with the compact SUV being offered with D4 diesel and T5 petrol engines, along with Momentum and R-Design trims. There’s also limited-run Launch Edition versions available, which comes with additional kit on top of the variant it is based on. Prices start from AUD47,990 (RM142,216) up to AUD59,740 (RM177,036), according to CarAdvice.

Both turbocharged four-cylinder engines are paired with an AW TG-81SC eight-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive as standard. In the case of the T5, the mill makes 252 hp and 350 Nm of torque, whereas the D4 churns out 190 hp and 400 Nm.

Standard equipment on the Momentum includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps with “Thor’s Hammer” DRLs, fabric upholstery, powered driver’s seat with lumbar support, a 12.3-inch digital display instrument cluster, eight-speaker audio system, 9-inch Sensus touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Support, as well as a wireless phone charger.

The R-Design piles on a styling pack, which consists of a gloss black grille, double integrated tailpipes, 20-inch diamond-cut black alloy wheels, two-tone paintjob, R-Design badging, R-Design Nubuck textile/Nappa leather upholstery with black headliner, sports chassis, R-Design steering wheel with paddle shifters and an R-Design gear lever.

Other add-ons with the R-Design include a powered seat for the front passenger, Active Bending Lights, keyless entry, an electric tailgate with gesture opening function, and an enhanced interior ambient lighting system.

In total, there will be four variants: T5 Momentum, T5 R-Design, D4 Momentum and D4 R-Design, but Launch Edition versions will be offered in limited numbers for each of them. For Momentum Launch Edition cars, a sunroof, LED headlamps with Active Bending Lights, adaptive cruise control with Pilot Assist, Harman Kardon sound system and heated front seats are added on top of what is available.

The kit list also includes 19-inch five-spoke diamond-cut alloys, 360-degree camera, manual front-seat cushion extension, Park Assist Pilot, keyless entry, an electric tailgate, electric seat adjustment for the front passenger, and leather upholstery.

As for the R-Design Launch Edition, it too gets a sunroof, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control with Pilot Assist, Park Assist Pilot, 360-degree camera system and a Harman Kardon sound system. Some of these items are available as an option for the standard non-Launch Edition XC40s.