New Volvo XC40 Launches 22nd February 2018

On Thursday 22nd February 2018 Volvo will be launching their new compact SUV – the Volvo XC40. Waterhouse will be holding an exclusive Launch Event from 5:30pm to 9:30pm at our dealership and even with the chance to WIN a Volvo XC40. Register now on Following this event we will be booking test drives in this exciting new SUV, so book you place now.

This car has already been sweeping the awards against all its key competitors and recently won the What Car, Car of the Year 2018 prestigious award.

On the outside the powerful stance of the Volvo XC40 exudes a quiet confidence, whilst inside the modern Scandinavian design and high quality materials gives the cabin a vibrant character. Plus the Volvo XC40 is brimming with the latest technology, including a range of advanced safety features to support the driver making collisions less likely to happen and less harmful if they do.

We are currently taking orders for the First Edition XC40. A limited number of cars that have every possible extra that could be configured on the XC40. This represents great value, so talk to us now do not miss the opportunity to be driving the stylish XC40.

New Volvo XC40 Rear View
New Volvo XC40
New Volvo XC40 Side View


The Volvo XC40 has been engineered to provide an agile driving experience. With a performance that’s in tune with urban life, the lightweight powertrains give you the responsiveness you want along with low emissions and fuel consumption. Plus the intelligent all-wheel drive technology allows you to take control by providing extra traction, with minimal increase in fuel consumption or emissions.


Technology has a human feel in the Volvo XC40. From the easy-to-use centre touch screen to the high-resolution driver display and voice control that understands normal speech. Plus the new Volvo Cars innovation- CleanZone uses an air filter to reduce the level of dust, pollen and harmful particles, allowing you to breathe clean air inside your Volvo XC40 no matter what the air quality is outside. 

Volvo On Call

Volvo On Call is the app that connects your phone, tablet or wearable device with your Volvo XC40 to provide remote access and a range of useful functions. It allows you to pre-heat or pre-cool your Volvo XC40, lock or unlock it remotely and even find it in a crowded car park. The App even allows you to share your Volvo XC40 with friends, family and colleagues by giving them access via their phone or mobile device.

Press Release: Launch Event 22nd February 2018 5:30pm

Chelmsford-based retailer launches brand-new Volvo XC40, with one car to be won in UK-wide prize draw

Volvo’s new XC40 premium compact SUV will be unveiled in Chelmsford’s Waterhouse showroom next week on Thursday 22 February at an exclusive launch event. This includes a UK-wide prize draw, in which one person will win a new XC40 on the night.

The event is the first time the award-winning XC40 will be seen in showrooms, and attendees to Waterhouse’s event will be entered into a nationwide prize draw to win a new XC40 (prize draw spaces are limited). The winner will be announced on the evening and will be one of the first people in the UK to take delivery of the brand-new model.

Anyone who wants to come along to the launch event, which takes place from 17:30 to 21:30 on 22 February, should register at

Thousands of guests are expected through the doors of 96 Volvo retailers nationwide on the night, and one guest at Waterhouse’s event will also win a high-end Harman Kardon home music system . Audio specialist Harman Kardon provides the range-topping sound system in the Volvo XC40, which includes high-quality music streaming on the move.

Sue Cleveland, at Waterhouse, said: “This will be the first chance for customers to see the car in our showroom, and the fact that one guest will win a new XC40 that night adds to the excitement. It is set to be a fantastic evening and we are looking forward to welcoming loyal customers and those who may not have considered a Volvo in the past.

“The new XC40 is a stunning car that brings new levels of desirability, design confidence and interior usability to the premium compact SUV class. We wanted a launch evening that really did the vehicle justice, and we are confident that guests will be queueing up to book an XC40 test drive.”

The striking XC40 is Volvo’s first ever premium compact SUV, and has already been crowned What Car? Car of the Year 2018 , just four months after it went on sale. With prices starting at £27,905, the new XC40 features much of the advanced connectivity, entertainment and safety technology found on Volvo’s larger XC60, S90, V90 and XC90 models.

The first XC40s on UK roads will be the powerful yet efficient T5 petrol and D4 diesel versions, both of which are in lavish First Edition specification and come with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Waterhouse Volvo is located in Chelmsford, Essex. Contact us over the phone or through our online enquiry form if you have any questions about the Volvo brand, or the XC40 itself. We have a range of offers on finance including 0% Hire Purchase, Personal Contract Plans and Contract Hire. Visit us to see our wide range of available Volvo vehicles, and you can arrange a test drive in any of our stocked cars.

Volvo XC40 360° View