Even though the Swedish car manufacturer won’t reveal its all-new electric crossover two more weeks from now they’ve decided to tease the public with a few interesting sketches of the 2021 Volvo XC40 EV.
According to the manufacturer’s sketches, the electric vehicle will not only change its powertrain. Instead, there will be a few cosmetic changes which make the ‘green” crossover more attractive from the twin with an internal combustion engine. Since there’s no reason for any kind of grille in the front end, the company decided to add one more interesting plastered grille. The new one is not only more attractive, but also improves aerodynamic a little bit. The car sports some new sensors too. These are for the brand’s new electronic driver features, which will, hopefully, make driving easier and safer. Interestingly, the 2021 XC 40 EV gets an additional trunk in the front. Yes, there’s no any engine under the hood, so the Swedish car manufacturer decided to add some extra cargo space in the form of the so called frunk. Around back, the SUV reveals cleaner design since there are no tailpipes and that’s pretty much everything regarding the exterior differences.
Volvo promises eight exterior paints too. That’s one extra color when compared with the regular XC40. To be more precise, the additional paint is Sage Green metallic hue. Also, potential buyers will be able to choose between 19- and 20-inch rims.
The company didn’t reveal any interior sketches, so we have no idea whether there’s goings to be anything new inside of the EV when compared with the regular model or not. Still, we do know that there has to be at least one additional display for the battery info.
Speaking of the battery, there’s no official information regarding that so far, but we expect a couple of options in the floor of the SUV. Since it rides on the familiar CMA platform we are sure that the topping option is going to be paired with a 78-kilowatt hour battery. As for the drive range, the 2021 Volvo XC40 EV should be capable of traveling around 250 miles on a single charge. The powertrain will consist of a pair of electric motors – one for each axle.
The electric XC40 will be unveiled on October 16, so stay tuned for updates.