More about the Volvo C40
The boot capacity of the new Volvo C40 is 414 litres giving you plenty of room for all the family’s luggage with an electrically operated, hatchback-style tailgate, meaning access is practical and more convenient when loading bulkier items, especially with the hands-free opening option.
The Volvo C40 is a straightforward car to drive with smooth, precise acceleration and the raised driving position ensures good visibility down the road. As standard, the C40 also comes with 360-degree parking cameras and sensors; therefore, parking and reversing couldn’t be more straightforward. Other safety features that come as standard include adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist systems, giving you peace of mind when travelling long distances.
What's my Towing Capacity?
The Volvo C40 has an approximate towing capacity of between 1,500 - 1,800 Kilograms. This is a generous capacity for a pure electric car and gives the ability to tow anything from a small trailer to a medium-sized caravan. However, it is always recommended to check your vehicle’s VIN plate for a specific towing capacity.
Which Towbar is best for my Volvo C40?
The Volvo C40 has three different styles of Towbar available; a fixed flange towbar, a fixed swan neck towbar and a detachable swan neck towbar. All three styles of Towbar can be used with trailers and caravans.
The fixed flange towbar is a permanent towbar that cannot be removed when not in use; its short and chunky design allows for a more compact style. The flange style is the only style of Towbar that can be used with all styles of cycle carriers, as it is fitted with a plate that allows for all bolt-on accessories. Vehicles equipped with rear parking sensors are likely to pick up the fixed flange towbar, which can cause some disturbance with the sensors. An ALKO tow ball will be required if you intend to tow an ALKO stabiliser.
The fixed swan neck is an alternative style of permanent Towbar; However, the swan neck style is much thinner meaning, there is less chance of this style disturbing the rear parking sensors due to there being more clearance between the sensors and the towbar neck, although this cannot be guaranteed. The fixed swan neck is compatible with all clamp-on style cycle carriers, trailers and caravans. The fixed swan neck is also ALKO compatible, meaning there would be no need to purchase an ALKO tow ball when towing with an ALKO stabiliser.
The detachable swan neck is the only style of removable Towbar that we offer. The towbar neck is easily removable, leaving the housing underneath the chassis, and the electrical plate will fold up behind the bumper out of sight; this makes the Towbar completely invisible once the neck has been removed. Detachable towbars avoid any issues with parking sensors picking up the towbar neck; therefore, if your car has reverse parking sensors, this would be the best option for you. The detachable swan neck tow bar is compatible with all clamp-on towbars, cycle carriers, caravans and ALKO stabilisers with no need for an ALKO towball.
Will it need a bumper cut?
All three styles of towbars available for the Volvo C40 will require a bumper cut at installation time. However, the incision that will be made will be minimal; and only visible when looking at the vehicle’s undertray. If your C40 has been modified in any way, we would always recommend that you contact our office at 01947 895230, as the bumper cut required may be slightly larger than that of a standard design.
How do I book a Towbar Fitment?
We know our customers lead busy lives, which is why our Engineers will come to your home or your place of work. You can choose whether you want your appointment to be in the morning between 8 am and 12 pm or in the afternoon between 12 pm and 6 pm. Our team will fit your Towbar at a time that’s convenient to you. Our towbar fitting service can take as little as one hour and up to four hours, depending on your vehicle.
To get a quote, all you need to do is search for your vehicle below or enter your registration number and postcode above. You can book your date, time, and location online, and we will take care of the rest. We will bring everything needed to complete the job in one appointment. If you order any Cycle Carriers or accessories with your Towbar, the Engineer will also bring those to the appointment.
Why choose Towbar Express?
Towbar Express have over 30 years of experience in the industry, and we know exactly what you need! We employ all our Towbar Engineers, so we won’t just contract out the work to a 3rd party company. They are all trained to a high standard, and training is carried on throughout their employment with us to ensure they understand every aspect of every vehicle. New vehicles are released every year, and our Engineers are trained, and their knowledge is updated constantly.
We have over 5000 Trustpilot and google reviews from past customers who are happy with our work! Every day another 5-star review comes through, which is how we know we have happy customers and are doing a fantastic job!