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    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    Jul 3, 2024

    Black usually represents mystery, solemnity, and nobility. Designers use a lot of black elements in products to make them look cooler. Using black on products like cars, which pursue speed, enhances their sporty attributes. Many sports car models like to use black accessories for decoration. Recently, Volvo XC40 launched its “Polestar Black” edition. The car’s exterior is all black, making it cooler and more eye-catching than the regular version. The car is officially on sale with a starting price of 320,800 yuan (44110$), and it is already available in stores. Today, let’s take a look at whether the Volvo XC40 Polestar Black is cool or not.

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    In terms of appearance, the Volvo XC40 Inscription Black Edition is based on its top-of-the-line model, with changes focused on the exterior. The compact and stylish design continues the XC40’s unique beauty. The new car also features black paint, including “Agate Black + Black Grille + Gloss Black Logo”, looking even cooler, especially when hitting the streets at night, giving off a mysterious vibe.

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    Black adds more visual appeal to the front of the new car, enhancing the dynamic feel of the mesh grille and highlighting the differences from the regular version with the black logo. The iconic “Thor’s Hammer” headlights from Volvo also exude a sense of fashion. The Elegant Luxury Edition/Sporty Elegant Edition comes with intelligent LED pixel headlights, 84 independent LED lighting modules, intelligent high beam function, can avoid up to 5 oncoming vehicles, providing 10 lighting modes, including 3 high beams and 7 low beams.

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    The side lines of the car still maintain a tough look, the moderate body proportion is more comfortable visually. The black door window trim and black rearview mirror make the side of the car cleaner. The body size is 4440*1863*1657mm, with a wheelbase of 2720mm. The long wheelbase also ensures ample seating space inside the car.

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    The biggest change in the rear of the car is the switch to high-gloss black logos and badges, with a black trim on the lower bumper to add some flair. The distinctive red vertical taillights stand out against the black body, creating a striking visual effect when illuminated.

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    Large high-gloss black wheels, although not exaggerated in style, still look very coordinated with the body proportions. The test model is equipped with Michelin PS4 series tires, size 245/45 R20, the largest in the entire XC40 series, the comfort brought by the large wheel size is self-evident.

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    In terms of interior design, the Volvo XC40 Inscription has made some changes compared to the regular version. The black interior, combined with Cutting Edge metal trim, exudes a high-end texture. The three-spoke leather sports steering wheel and sports shift lever provide the driver with an excellent driving experience.

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    The cockpit retains a number of functional buttons, which are easy to use. The height of the auxiliary dashboard is moderate, and the traditional gear lever design is friendly to experienced drivers. Above the auxiliary dashboard, there are storage compartments, cup holders, as well as 12V and limited phone charging ports.

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    Volvo’s seats are ergonomically designed to support pressure points effectively. The front seats offer multi-directional electric adjustment, lumbar support, and heating function. The suede seat cushions provide good anti-slip effect.

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    The rear seats can fold completely flat to expand the trunk space. This makes the already large trunk even more versatile in everyday use. There is also a compartment under the trunk for small items. Volvo excels in maximizing interior space.

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    In terms of power, the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is equipped with a B4 2.0T turbocharged engine and 48V mild hybrid system. The engine has a maximum power of 145 kilowatts and peak torque of 300 Newton-meters. Paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, it delivers smooth and ample power output. The new car also integrates BorgWarner’s Haldex sixth-generation four-wheel drive system, which has higher integration and reliability compared to the previous generation, providing better handling performance and driving stability for the vehicle.

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    The Volvo brand is known for its safety and environmental protection. The new XC40 Polar Night Edition is equipped with a range of safety features. It comes standard with lane departure warning, intelligent oncoming vehicle avoidance, lane keeping, hill start assist, hill descent control, fatigue warning system, and RSC rollover stability control system. In addition, the new vehicle introduces a new intelligent driving assistance system, including RAB rear automatic braking, ESA emergency stop assistance, ACC adaptive cruise control system, and Pilot Assist navigation assistance system, further enhancing driving safety and convenience.

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    Summary: The Volvo XC40 Inscription is based on the top model, so it maintains a high level of configuration. The changes in appearance and interior design make the new car more personalized and dynamic. The car is now available for purchase at the dealership.

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts

    Volvo XC40 Polestar Black Edition: A Cool and Stylish Upgrade for Speed Enthusiasts