Yes I think we all have heaters but not the “Parking Heater” element here in the UK it would seem.
The Volvo documentation is I think quite confusing. It describes the “heater” as having two components or sub-functions, the Parking Heater (PH) and the Auxiliary Heater (AH). The AH is described as what we all would assume to be the ordinary car heater. The PH is for use with pre-conditioning only.
Many of us have reported that pre-conditioning in the Volvo On Call (VOC) app does not work to heat up the car in cold weather. That’s because we have no PH installed. Maybe it is installed in some countries but not apparently in the UK. We have to use the remote start function in the VOC app in order to get defrosting etc. initiated. That does work.
By the way, another thread refers to pre-conditioning working to “cool” the car in warm weather. It does function from the VOC app, but doesn’t need a PH and just ventilates by bringing outside air into the car. I have found so far it doesn’t cool at all because the air it brings in is warm from outside (obviously). I will have that checked at my 3 month health check.
The Parking Climate function in the Climate screens of the Central Display also works to “Keep Climate Comfort” when you park the car and want to maintain the temperature while you sit in it, rather than let it warm up, or cool down.
Having said all that (sorry for the lack of brevity), if anyone with later deliveries can actually confirm that PHs are now being shipped with UK XC40s then many of us would be quite interested!