Volvo’s next-generation compacts will be based on the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform established by Volvo in partnership with parent company Geely. The platform guarantees advanced technologies in the locations of connectivity, electrification and self-governing driving, along with the refined driving dynamics you ‘d expect from a premium offering.
It’s currently spawned a vehicle for Geely’s brand-new Lynk & Co brand name, and the next recipient will be the XC40. We’re anticipating the XC40 to go on sale in 2018, as a 2019 model. Competitors will consist of the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Cadillac XT4, Infiniti QX30 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.
2019 Volvo XC40 Design
The XC40 will be mechanically practically identical to the Lynk & Co 01 compact crossover, which was recently spied on numerous celebrations in production guise. Anticipate the production variation of Volvo’s tiniest 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, however we ought to also take into consideration a long-wheelbase variation developed specifically for the Chinese market. The second generation of the XC60, which is expected to be gone for the 2017 Geneva Motor Show will complete Volvo’s three-pillar crossover/SUV offensive, however it’s the XC40 which will most likely become the best-seller of the trio.
2019 Volvo XC40 Engine
Base versions will be front-wheel-drive, while more effective models will likewise get AWD. Engine-wise, a modular family of three- and four-cylinder powerplants is expected to supply the zest, both fuel and diesel. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions are likewise in planning, especially considering that in 2015’s 40.1 Concept was powered by a T5 Twin Engine setup.
The most effective models in Volvo’s compact range will wear a “T5” badge and feature a Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of an internal combustion engine and electric 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 confirmed will feature “T2” and “T3” badges. Anticipate D2, D3 and D5 diesel variants as well, though most likely not in the United States.