XC40 | Volvo Cars UK Ltd I know one is petrol the other electric, but both appeal to similar people, when buying the X people compared it to the XC90. Also Volvo are said to be going electric/hybrid on all models next year. Both have high standards of safety and autopilot features. I think the XC40 might take a few buyers away. You can also buy it now unlike the Y. I wonder if Y should have been given priority over the Semi.