Swedish carmaker Volvo is well known for their luxury vehicles in all segments. Their cabins are comfortable, design is elegant and reliable engines are under the hood. Also, safety is at top level, which is recognized by buyers, and that is why company is very popular. Same characteristics are for all classes in which company has its vehicles, and so it is with new compact crossover. Built on the new platform, 2017 Volvo XC40 will be attractive and stylish. With it, company will complete their crossover class, adding this small SUV under bigger vehicles, XC60 and XC90.
2017 Volvo XC40 redesign
Development of the 2017 Volvo XC40 is near the end. We can say this because vehicle has been spotted in the streets, and it seems like almost finished. Visually, it reminds on V40 vehicle from same manufacturer. That is most seeable on moldings, roof rails and side skirts. Radiator grille is standard feature of Volvo vehicles, and aggressiveness is boosted with xenon lamps and company’s engraved badge. Finally air intake is wide and fog lamps are placed on the bumper. Overall impression is improved with glossy roof made of aluminum and 17 or 18-inch alloy wheels.
2017 Volvo XC40 interior
Inside the cabin, designers put a lot of effort to improve safety, comfort and infotainment. Seating layout is now different, with more space for passengers. Driver is getting new instrument panel with digital clusters and TFT display. Helping systems are parking assist and cruise control for base models. Safety is improved with laser assisted braking, while blind spot information system is boosted with cross traffic assist. There will be also many more features available on the 2017 Volvo XC40, but these weren’t unveiled yet.
2017 Volvo XC40 engine
Compact crossover is going to be powered from petrol and diesel drivetrains. Base models of the 2017 Volvo XC40 comes packed with 1.6-l gasoline, four-cylinder unit. Finally diesel models will be more interesting, with 2.0-l displacement. This turbocharged powerplant is going to be mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox and it can produce 150 hp and 220 lb-ft of torque. Petrol engine pumps more power, 180 ponies and 240 lb-ft of torque. Also, different transmission box is going to be offered. The 5-speed manual comes as optional replacement of the 6-speed auto.