All-New 2018 Volvo XC40 Unveiled, EV In The PipelineAuto News
After introducing the new second generation Volvo XC90 and more recently the new XC60, the company has rolled out its third and most compact SUV, the all-new XC40.
Unlike the Volvo XC90 and XC60 that's based on the Volvo SPA platform, the new XC40 is based on the CMA platform, that was co-developed with Geely.
At launch, the Volvo XC40 will be available with the company's diesel D4 or petrol T5 Drive-E engines. Volvo added that more powetrain options will be added at a later date, which includes a hybrid version and a pure electric XC40. Additionally, the new Volvo XC40 will be first in line to receive the new three-cylinder engine.
The interior of the Volvo XC40 is heavily inspired by the XC90 and XC60, including the minimalist-looking dashboard. Volvo says that the XC40 features a number of storage space, including in the doors and under the seats. Elsewhere, the Volvo XC40 also gets a dedicated wireless phone charging space, 'teh tarik' hooks and a removable waste bin in the centre console.
Despite being Volvo's entry-level SUV, the company has no skimped on safety equipment, as the Volvo XC40 gets Pilot Assist system, City Safety, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic alert with brake support and 360° Camera.
Production of the all-new Volvo XC40 is expected to start in November at the company's plant in Ghent, Belgium.