After the recent arrival to North Americal, we would normally expect no bigger changes for the next year. However, things will be a little bit different. The Swedish carmaker prepares a huge novelty for the 2020 Volvo XC40, according to the latest reports. It looks like we are about to see the first all-electric SUV from Volvo. The new model will come with a completely new electric drivetrain, with great autonomy and strong performances. On the other side, standard models shouldn’t change too much.
The 2020 Volvo XC40 will represent the second production year in North America, so we don’t count any more important change. Most likely, we will see a couple of new standard features. Other than that, count on a familiar design, same gasoline and diesel engines in the offer, etc. Therefore, we should see it sometime late in the year, though the new EV model could come a little bit earlier.
2020 Volvo XC40 EV
Without any doubt, this is the biggest novelty for the next year. The 2020 Volvo XC40 EV will be the company’s first all-electric model in the offer and expectations are huge. Of course, the most interesting part of this version will be drivetrain. Although the new model is also in the final stage of development, the specs are still unavailable. Therefore, we can only speculate about things like range and max output. If we can rely on the latest reports, the 2020 Volvo XC40 will have pretty good autonomy, probably around 275 miles. When it comes to power, we won’t come up with more precise predictions, though there is no doubt that the new version will definitely have more than 250 hp.
2020 Volvo XC40 Redesign
Other than a new EV model, the 2020 Volvo XC40 is expected to continue in the same way. This subcompact crossover has been introduced to the North American market last year, so there is really no need for bigger changes at the moment. The SUV looks very fresh and also offers so many amazing features, starting from an upscale interior, excellent handling, wide engine offer, long list of standard features, etc. The styling is typical for the Swedish brand, conservative and elegant, pretty much the same as bigger XC60 and XC90 models. Therefore, the next year won’t bring any important novelty, though things like new color options seem possible.
On the inside, the crossover definitely has a lot of things to offer. It features one of the nicest cabins in the class, which is full of top-quality materials and looks very stylish. The XC40 pretty much sets the standard in the segment, but beside amazing quality, it also offers great comfort. Front seats are particularly comfortable, although not at the same levels as the ones that can be found in models like XC60 and XC90. Still, they are more than enough massive and supportive, as well as with a lot of legroom. On the other side, rear seats could be more spacious, but those are typical issues for subcompact crossovers. On the other side, a small cargo area is definitely a drawback. You can count on about 47 cubic feet of overall cargo space.
When it comes to standard equipment, we could see a couple of novelties for the next year, but the core is about to remain the same. Therefore, standard models are expected to come with features like a 9-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 8-speaker audio system, etc. In higher trims, you can also get things like wireless charging, a panoramic sunroof, navigation, a cooled glove box, a 13-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, etc.
Typically for Volvo, the list of standard safety features is extremely long. All models come with things like a rearview camera, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, oncoming lane mitigation, road departure mitigation, driver drowsiness monitoring, rear collision warning, etc. Things like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, active bending headlights, a surround-view camera system, and many others are also available.
2020 Volvo XC40 Engine
We expect from 2020 Volvo XC40 to continue in the same way. Therefore, North American models will be offered with two turbo-four gasoline engines, with either 190 or 250 horsepower. Both units offer plenty of power for a convenient ride. Fuel economy is typical for the class, as you get around 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. In other parts of the world, Volvo also offers diesel versions, smaller gasoline units, etc.
2020 Volvo XC40 Release Date and Price
Considering that base models are about to continue in the same way, the 2020 Volvo XC40 should hit the market sometime late in the year. The base price will go around 34.000 dollars. On the other side, the new EV version could arrive a little bit earlier.