Volvo may have a small range but each new model is a jewel in their crown with another quality offering in the form of the Volvo XC40.

The preceding XC60 and XC90 SUVs have won praise and accolades from all quarters and it’d be no surprise if this smaller version follows suit.

I really enjoyed my week in the Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design and couldn’t really find anything to turn up my nose at.

Exterior

The featured variant is priced at $56,740 and is fitted with a black top and black R-Design roof rails.

There’s also an R-Design grille and at the other end integrated tail pipes.

In the middle of the grille is a big, bold Volvo logo that other drivers won’t miss in their rear view mirror, and a front camera in the middle of it all.

All up the XC40 has a smart and distinguished look with nice lines, though the massive 20” double spoke alloys are what really stand out.

Charmingly, a little Swedish flag tag sticks out of the side of the bonnet just in case you forget where it came from.

2018 Volvo XC40 rear