Volvo’s next-generation compacts will be based upon the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform established by Volvo in collaboration with parent company Geely. The platform assures innovative technologies in the locations of connectivity, electrification and autonomous driving, along with the improved driving dynamics you ‘d expect from a premium offering.
It’s already spawned a vehicle for Geely’s brand-new Lynk & Co brand, and the next recipient will be the XC40. We’re expecting the XC40 to go on sale in 2018, as a 2019 model. Rivals will consist of the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Cadillac XT4, Infiniti QX30 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.
Gallery of 2019 Volvo XC40 Review, Design, Engine and Photos
2019 Volvo XC40 Design
The XC40 will be mechanically practically identical to the Lynk & Co 01 compact crossover, which was recently spied on many events in production guise. Expect the production variation of Volvo’s smallest crossover ever to be revealed at a Chinese Auto Show in the first half of 2017.
The model will be accompanied by a hatchback and a sedan by 2018, but we ought to likewise take into account a long-wheelbase variation developed specifically for the Chinese market. The second generation of the XC60, which is expected to be launched at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show will finish Volvo’s three-pillar crossover/SUV offensive, but it’s the XC40 which will most likely end up being the best-seller of the trio.
2019 Volvo XC40 Engine
Base versions will be front-wheel-drive, while more powerful models will likewise get AWD. Engine-wise, a modular family of three- and four-cylinder powerplants is expected to provide the zest, both fuel and diesel. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions are likewise in preparation, especially considering that last year’s 40.1 Concept was powered by a T5 Twin Engine setup.
The most powerful models in Volvo’s compact variety will wear a “T5” badge and feature a Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of an internal combustion engine and electrical drive system, similar to in the XC90 T8 Twin Engine. At the other end of the scale, there will be versions with inline-3 engines that Volvo just recently verified will feature “T2” and “T3” badges. Expect D2, D3 and D5 diesel variants also, though more than likely not in the United States.
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