Volvo’s all-new compact crossover has been spotted somewhere in snowy Sweden. This isn’t the first time we see the testing model, but it’s the first ever prototype that uses the production bodywork. Still, since it’s totally wrapped into the heavy camouflage, we can’t really see the exact details. Judging by the information we have, the 2019 Volvo XC40 is far away from the official debut. The latest reports indicate it will be introduced either late this year or in early 2018.
2019 Volvo XC40 Will Look Exactly Like The 40.1 Concept
The 2019 XC40 will be very important part of Volvo’s lineup. The Swedish car manufacturer thinks that the compact crossover could be a very payable model and we agree. The camouflaged prototype may hide the details, but the overall design shows that the car should be influenced by the 40.1 Concept. Moreover, we can’t notice any big difference between the concept and production versions. The front end will feature carmaker’s signature grille and aggressive lights, while the rear end should get a dynamic hatch and very interesting taillights. Altogether, the 2019 Volvo XC40 will look brawny and very attractive.
The compact high-riding car from Volvo will use the CMA platform. The architecture is co-developed with Geely, which is Volvo’s parent company. The underpinning will bring a number of useful features to the upcoming high-riding vehicle. The 2019 XC40 will be able to receive Volvo’s advanced technologies, autonomous driving, and a big range of powertrains. Speaking of which, the SUV will offer several amazing options under the hood. There will be carmaker’s new inline-3 engines (T2 and T3), as well as the ultra-efficient oil-burners (D2, D3, and D5). Of course, the manufacturer won’t skip the chance to offer the impressive T5 Twin Engine setup that uses plug-in technology. Most of the options will be paired with a front-wheel drive, but the most powerful mills will use AWD.
The 2019 Volvo XC40 will compete against the BMW X1, Audi Q3, Infiniti QX30 and Mercedes-Benz GLA, so if they think to take a piece of the market, the carmaker needs to pay attention to every single detail.
Stay tuned for updates.