Volvo XC40

The side profile of a Sage Green Volvo XC40 SUV

Model Year 2023 XC40

For the 2023 model year, Volvo Cars is completely changing how they configure their vehicles including new equipment levels and exterior executions. The end result is more flexibility and customization for you to get a Volvo vehicle that has the equipment and design styling you desire.

More specifically, Volvo Cars vehicles will no longer be sold in the previously known Momentum, R‑Design and Inscription trims. Depending on the vehicle, there may be a variety of equipment levels to choose from (Core, Plus or Ultimate) and exterior executions (Base, Bright, and Dark). Additionally, there will be a limited number of single options available to add on to the different Core, Plus and Ultimate levels.

Below is a build guide for the 2023 Volvo XC40 detailing how this vehicle will be offered.

Please kindly note that this information is based on what Volvo Cars has currently provided. It is subject to change and will be updated accordingly.


  • Exterior Design - Front facia, headlight design, wheels and a new exterior trim strategy.
  • Technology - The rollout of Infotainment with Google, new ADAS sensor array, Pixel lighting technology.
  • Powertrain - The B4 and B5 Mild Hybrid engines with the 48v KERS engine replace the T4 & T5 engine.
  • Interior Design - Leather-free interior available with Connect suede textile/microtech upholstery
Silver XC40 #1

The 2023 XC40 receives a comprehensive update that includes exterior design, interior design elements, sustainability, powertrains, technology upgrades and new specification/option strategy.

Significant exterior facelift includes:

  • Front bumper
  • Headlight design
  • Exterior Colors
  • Wheels
  • New Exterior themes of Bright and Dark Interior (more info below)
  • Leather free interior available:
    • Connect Suede Textile / Microtech

2023 Volvo XC40 Equipment Levels

Core Most closely resembles the former Momentum level. This standard equipment level still boasts plenty of safety and luxury.
Plus More well‑equipped than Core, Plus offers customers additional safety, luxury, and technology features.
Ultimate Showcasing Volvo Car's most advanced and progressive features, the Ultimate offers the most highly equipped vehicles.
  • Core
  • Plus
  • Ultimate


  • 12.3" Digital Driver Display
  • 8-way, Power Driver Seat with Memory & 4-way Power Lumbar
  • 12.3" Digital Driver Display
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Steer Assist & Cross Traffic Alert with Autobrake
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Bluetooth Connectivity with Audio Streaming
  • & More

Convenience Package

  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Homelink
  • Keyless Entry

Climate Package

  • Headlight High Pressure Cleaning
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel



2023 Volvo XC40 Exterior Executions

There will be a wider choice of different interiors/upholsteries and wheels available to choose from for the different exterior executions of the 2023 Volvo XC40. Interiors that in previous years were limited only for certain exteriors will now be much more available.

Silver Volvo XC40 #1

Similar to previous Momentum exterior

Silver Volvo XC40 #2

Similar to previous R‑Design exterior

Silver Volvo XC40 #3

Similar to previous Inscription exterior

2023 XC40 Equipment Level & Exterior Execution Configurations

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Available in Bright & Dark


Available in Bright & Dark




Available in Bright & Dark


Available in Bright & Dark

2022 to 2023 Model Year XC40 Comparison

For popular build configuration

Silver XC40 #2

The below equipment were all available options (but not standard) adding to the overall cost of this 2022 model.

  • Premium Package
  • Climate Package
  • Panoramic Roof
  • 19" Wheel Upgrade
  • Metalic Paint
White XC40

The comparable 2023 model now has many more standard features, including equipment found in the Advanced Package, over the 2022 model with the ability to add options like:

  • Climate Package
  • 19" Wheel Upgrade
  • Metalic Paint

2023 Volvo XC40 Engine Updates


The 2023 XC40 is equipped with a 48V system, also known as a Mild Hybrid. Mild Hybrid technology helps to use fuel in a more efficient way, it recovers energy generated by braking. When you press the brake pedal or use engine braking, the kinetic energy that otherwise would have been lost in heat is converted into electric energy and fed into the 48V battery. Some additional benefits of the mild hybrid are: a more comfortable driving experience with the engine restarting seamlessly and a smoother acceleration from a standstill.

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