Yes, came the leak. A miscommunication Volvo in a country in Eastern Europe has finally confirmed what was already a rumor loudly: the new compact SUV XC40 It is very very similar to 40.1 Concept the brand already anticipated us two years ago. Good news, because after his image is very attractive and hides much of its great technology fiercely compete against the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes GLA.
If we consider the original concept, the new Volvo XC40 passes a clone except, of course, the rear view mirrors (More conventional and less futuristic), the rear door handles (Now with traditional handles and without being hidden in the rear window) and Crystals rear windows (Now split in two, resulting in nearly a third glass). The brand will officially launch the model next September 21 at an event Autopista.es will come to tell you all the details. Here you can also see a first video of the model.
Volvo XC40 and will be
He Volvo XC40 new, probably already take orders at the end of the year and will hit the road in January 2018, Debuts New CMA compact modular platform brand. So, once they launched models born by the new SPA superior architecture, such as the XC90, S90 and XC60, It comes the turn of the compact. The XC40 you should follow a S40 a V40 and, who knows, there is speculation even with a smaller SUV: one XC20.
Without knowing all the official information of the new Volvo XC40, what we can assure is that Inside it takes many features of the latest X60 and XC90. Thus, all its great technology will add one large touch screen and a simplified center console and clearer. Volvo also ensures that it will be a very practical and functional SUV, advertising and even new spaces for innovative storage: as the modification of speaker placement to generate more door panels that allow accommodate from a laptop, a tablet or bottles Water.
Mechanically itself also know that the Volvo XC40 will come with new gasoline engine 3 cylinder 1.5 liter, that should be the defendant. This engine also provide a basis to T5 Twin Engine hybrid version plug, with an electric motor and a automatic double clutch and 7 speeds. This release is estimated for a range of 50 km. Accompanying these versions also come engines Drive-E 4-cylinder Volvo.
As for equipment, the Volvo XC40 will be a full-fledged and take many of the systems already seen in the XC60. A abundant driving aids, will add one partially autonomous driving system, able to maintain the distance with vehicles and take control of Accelerator, brake or steering up to top speeds of 130 km / h. The peripheral vision camera 360 degrees, City Safety automatic braking or known Volvo On Call will complete the provision of a model willing to gain much ground among compact Audi, BMW and Mercedes SUV.