The famous Swedish car maker is going to introduce a completely new model, as 2018 Volvo XC40. This will be something completely new from this manufacturer. It will be a new entry-level model, which will come as a small crossover that will compete with models like BMW X1, Mercedes GLA etc. The company presented recently a concept called 40.1, and this production model will probably come with only some minor modifications. The base design will be pretty much the same. Also, you probably knew that the company launched recently a new XC60, so new 2018 XC40 could borrow some design solutions from it as well. The model will come with plenty of latest technologies and it will be available in various powertrain configurations. According to some reports, it should come by the end of the year.
2018 Volvo XC40 redesign
The 2018 Volvo XC40 will be an all-new model from this manufacturer. We will see a new entry-level crossover, which will come with plenty of new design solutions and technologies. First of all, Volvo designed a completely new platform along with its parent family Geely. It is called CMA and it should bring many benefits, such as weight savings, better handling, and overall drive experience. The company also claims that this platform will bring many new design solutions and technologies in terms of connectivity, electrification, and autonomous driving. So, the 2018 Volvo XC40 will definitely have great cards. In terms of styling, it is expected that the production model will be a close resemblance to the 40.1 Concept. We could see just some smaller modification that will provide lower costs of the production.
2018 Volvo XC40 engines
As we already mentioned, the 2018 Volvo XC40 will come with various powertrain option. We will see a recently introduced three-cylinder gasoline T2 and T3 units in the offer for sure. Diesel engines will be in the offer for sure. There are familiar D2, D3 and D5 units and all of them should be available. Finally, we will see a T5 hybrid model, which will feature a similar design as T8, just in a smaller package.
2018 Volvo XC40 release date and competition
The 2018 Volvo XC40 should come in next few months. When it comes to the competition, there are many models in this segment, but main rivals will be models from German trio BMW, Mercedes and Audi.