As you probably know, this Swedish manufacturer works very hard in last several years, in order to refresh its offer, and stay competitive on the global market. As one of the leading brand, when it is about luxury cars, this company constantly tries to offer something new. Several important models were redesigned recently and several others will be in near future. Beside already known names, we will see some completely new. One of those will be a Volvo XC40, which takes very important place in company’s future plans.
Volvo XC40 details
The Volvo XC40 will come as an all-new model. It will be a compact crossover, which will take the place of an entry-level model of this popular Swedish car maker. According to the latest reports, new model is still in an early phase of development and it isn’t expected to come so soon. However, some details are already known, while other could be predicted. Basically, it will be a small crossover, which will be designed to compete with models like Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1. It will be based on new S40 model. When it is about exterior look, Volvo XC40 will completely follow company’s new design language. It is expected to borrow many design solutions from new XC90, but it will also feature plenty of unique details. Compared to its bigger brother, XC40 will have more athletic stance, which is pretty much expected, since it will be designed mainly for younger drivers. On the other side, things like signature Thor’s hammer headlights or vertical taillights are expected to be found on new model.
Volvo XC40 engine
Well, although it isn’t confirmed yet, it is pretty much for sure that Volvo XC40 will be offered in many variants, both with petrol and diesel variants. All of the engines that are in company’s lineup now are expected to be in offer. However, North American model is expected to be offered only in petrol variants, with T4 and T5 engines available. The first one has an output of around 185 hp, while T5 is good for 245 horsepower. Both variant should come with FWD as standard, while AWD will be optional.
Volvo XC40 release date and price
The exact date of Volvo XC40 arrival is still unknown. According to the latest reports, new model should come in next three or four years, most likely by the end of 2019, a 2020 year model. Price is expected to start around 30.000 dollars.