Volvo XC40 Towbars
Volvo XC40 Towing SpecificationsThe Volvo XC40 is a subcompact luxury crossover SUV manufactured by Volvo Cars. It was revealed on 21 September 2017. Orders started in September of 2017 and manufacturing began in November 2017. The XC40 was named Car of the Year by the magazine What Car? in January 2018, and it was given the European Car of the Year award at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
The XC40 was also awarded Carsales Car of the Year in 2018. The company plans to increase their production across 2018-2019 to meet global demand. Below we will cover the towing specifications of the Volvo XC40 2018 Onwards
Volvo XC40 2018 Onwards Towbar electric kitsWe recommend that all tow bars fitted to a Volvo XC40 2018 Onwards are fitted with a dedicated electrics kit, this not only helps to ensure all modern features, such as trailer stability, parking sensors function correctly, but also ensures that the vehicles manufacturer’s warranty is not invalidated.
A quick look at Volvo's warranty page confirms that XC40's produced from 2018 onwards, produced in the last three years will have a manufacturers warranty active.
"For three years from the date that the vehicle is delivered to the first owner or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first, any component failure attributable to faulty materials or workmanship during manufacture will be rectified free of charge by an authorised Volvo dealer.We do of course offer, Volvo XC40 2018 Onwards universal electrics kits, however as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.
For three years from the date that the vehicle is delivered to the first owner, any paintwork defects and surface rust attributable to faulty materials or workmanship during manufacture will be rectified free of charge by an authorised Volvo dealer." Volvo Warranty information
Bypass RelaysVolvo XC40 2018 onwards will require a bypass relay, when universal electrics are fitted. Bypass relays are used to ensure that the kit does not present faults on the dashboard. A bypass relay helps the universal kit hide from your vehicle ECU and functions so as not to put faults on the dashboard hence the name “BYPASS”.
A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicles ECU and all of its functions.
CodingThis is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicle's software to run smoothly with the new towbar, it works very much like an update to your smartphone. All Volvo XC40 2018 onwards do not require coding.
Bumper cutsThe only option on Volvo XC40 2018 onwards towbars is None Visible a bumper cut is required.
Nose weightNose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important to not exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For the Volvo XC40's 2018 onwards the maximum capacity nose weight is 110kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.
Towing weightTowing weight is the weight that the Volvo XC40 2018 Onwards towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the maximum towing weight capacity is 2400kg, the minimum towing weight capacity is 2100kg.
You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Volvo XC40 as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.