The production version of the Volvo XC40 will be the first time in the Hall of Shanghai (China), according to information from various media in that country.
According to reports in several Chinese media news, final version new Volvo XC40 It will be a new star in the next Auto Shanghai, to be held in April. In this important automotive appointment would be expected first compact SUV Volvo, already officially debut in Europe at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show after the summer, to put on sale a few months later.
Long years we have provided new Volvo XC40 information, the first model of the Swedish company will mount the new compact modular architecture (CMA), a scalable platform that supports compact vehicles, but also shares some components with the chassis SPA larger and assimilates of this technology on information systems, entertainment, connectivity and security. This combination of modules and parts for all future Volvo range means that the mark You will not need to invest so much in the creation and development of new products.
He Concept 40.1 It has been a fairly reliable preview of what could be the production model new XC40, with lines that would remember enough to those of its big brother the Volvo XC90 and a front with built family resemblance to the latest models, highlighting the wide front grille and characteristic headlamps with LEDs that draw the "Hammer of Thor". In any case, it seems that the new compact SUV have some design features that accentuate a somewhat sporty style against the Volvo SUV largest.
According to the information that has transpired Chinese media, Volvo XC40 final debut at the Auto Shanghai and it will be presented in plug-in hybrid version, equipped with a turbocharged petrol 1.5 liter three-cylinder, with an electric motor and an automatic transmission Dual clutch seven-speed, thus shaping based Power Drive T5 Twin Drive eventually embodied in the concept. Obviously the final mechanical offer on the new compact SUV will also include heat engines three and four cylinders.
There is no doubt that China is an important market for him Volvo XC40, hence the brand has planned its debut in the Shanghai Motor Show, more when this model will be built at a plant located in the Asian giant, as well as another facility Belgium. According to Peter Mertens, head of R & D of Volvo, the company expects to sell about 100,000 units per year the new XC40, which certainly would be a major leap for the Swedish manufacturer. See if in 2018 these expectations are confirmed.
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