2020 Volvo XC50 – Completely New Model

The 2020 Volvo XC50 is about to come as something completely new from the Swedish manufacturer. According to the latest reports, the company is finally about to offer its own coupe-crossover model, which is a relatively new but very popular segment of luxury cars.

Despite the fact that Volvo for the first time has three crossovers in the offer, the company is not going to stop. Moreover, this will be the fourth one in the offer and it won’t be a surprise to see them more in the future. However, this crossover will have to wait for a bit. As the company’s management promised, electrification is the priority. So, we are about to see an electrified version of each model from the current lineup. After that, the new Volvo XC50 will have its turn.

2020 Volvo XC50 front view

2020 Volvo XC50 design

In terms of base design characteristics, it is easy to guess that the new 2020 Volvo XC50 will stand between entry-level XC40 and slightly bigger XC60 models. Considering that the later one is coquetting with some station wagon design elements, we are pretty sure that the new one will have most things in common with the entry-level XC40, especially if we consider a new platform. There is a new CMA architecture, which had its debut with the new entry-level crossover. Also, it is used for several models from Chinese manufacturers Link & Co. and Geely. Anyway, we expect to see similar dimensions, which will put the new 2020 Volvo XC50 in the segment of entry-level premium crossover. The new model is about to compete with models like BMW X2, future Audi Q4, Jaguar E-Pace and similar models.

2020 Volvo XC50 side view

2020 Volvo XC50 styling

When it comes to the visual appearance, the most notable thing about the 2020 Volvo XC50 will be its body style. This will be the first coupe-like crossover from Volvo. Basically, we expect to see a lot of similar things with the XC40. This model came last year, as a completely new vehicle and it features the brand’s newest design language. So, there is no doubt that the 2020 Volvo XC50 will share the same design philosophy. Most likely, front ends will be identical. On the rear end, we will see a sloping roof layout and the highlight. Of course, things like tailgate and taillights could be a little bit different as well.

2020 Volvo XC50 interior

The first thing you should know is that the new 2020 Volvo XC50 probably won’t be too much practical. Even the XC40, which is a pretty common crossover, featureless cargo space than most competitors. Numbers will be even lower in this case. Also, expect less headroom for rear passengers, while legroom should remain similar. In terms of materials quality, we expect the same level as in XC40, which is among class leaders in this aspect. Same goes to the list of standard equipment. One of the strongest points of new 2020 Volvo XC50 will definitely be a long list of gadgetry and other tech features. First of all, there is a large 9-inch touchscreen, which comes with a pretty intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Also, there are things like Bluetooth, USB ports, smartphone integration, 8-speaker audio system and much more.

2020 Volvo XC50 interior

2020 Volvo XC50 safety

In terms of standard safety features, even base models should come with things like rearview camera, lane keep assist, oncoming lane mitigation,  rear collision warning, traffic sign recognition etc. Higher trims will include some more advanced systems like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, semi-autonomous driving system and much more.

2020 Volvo XC50 engines

As we already mentioned, the company is in a process of electrification. So, a hybrid version should be in the offer among gasoline and diesel units. The 2020 Volvo XC50 should mimic the smaller XC40. So, there are two gasoline engines.

The base one is a 1.5-liter three-cylinder unit with 155 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.

A bigger 2.0-liter engine features four cylinder and comes in two output variants, with either 190 or 250 horses. On markets like Europe, a diesel version is available too.

There is a familiar 2.0-liter engine, which also comes in two output variants, with either 150 or 190 horsepower. When it comes to the future hybrid version, it will most likely use a new 180-hp gasoline engine, in a combination with 75-hp electric motor.

2020 Volvo XC50 rear view

2020 Volvo XC50 release date and price

The 2020 Volvo XC50 is definitely coming, considering that the company already copyrighted the nameplate. Still, more precise details about the launch date are yet to be announced. When it comes to the price, we can presume that base models will go around 35.000 dollars.

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