Volvo XC40 is the Volvo’s newest SUV. Automobile makers finally decided to unveil it. They say that it may go on sale and arrives the international markets after this year in 2018.
Volvo will Unveil the Volvo XC40 Globally
However, India will get the new XC40 SUV during the second half of 2018. It is going to be the successor to its predecessor Volvo XC60. By comparing this car with the Volvo XC60, they released the specifications and the details about this car.
They built the new Volvo XC40 based on the Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform. The recent versions namely XC90 and XC60 contain the Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform. Volvo shared this information with the Chinese parent company named Geely.
It features the Thor’s Hammer LED DRL (Daytime Running Light), manufacturers vertically embedded the stacked LED taillamps, and silhouette. However, this car follows the same design that is present in the XC90 and XC60 regarding grille design and all. The company did not build the different platform.
Volvo XC40 Production Version
It is similar to the 40.1 concepts which they placed earlier this year in 2017. At that time, they announced that they would make some considerable modifications in the production model. Now, it received the conventional door handles, ORVMs; they will work instead of the cameras. In the concept, they will work as the side and back view mirrors.
Volvo XC40 Features
It borrowed some of the features which are present in the XC60 and XC90. The upcoming Volvo XC40 features some of the safety features like run-off protection and mitigation, auto-brakes, cross-traffic alert, 360-degree camera. It also has the semi-autonomous pilot assist system.
It has the 5-seater cabin layout, and it looks like the one which is in the current Volvo models.
On the dashboard, we can notice the vertically placed touchscreen infotainment system. It also has the three-spoke multi-tasking steering wheel, upholstery which is comfortable. They wrapped the upholstery in the premium leather and even more.
Volvo XC40 consists the clutter-free cabin. Automobile makers placed the multiple smart and functional storage options in the cabin. For example, they embedded the pocket near the car’s door, and it can accommodate the average size laptop, tablet. We can place a couple of bottles also in it.
Sound System and Modifications
Volvo removed the moving speakers that are present on the door. The company developed it as the world’s first air-ventilated subwoofer which they mounted on the dashboard. They placed the smartphone holder, a trash bin, a compartment for placing the tissues and more on the centre console.
Smart Storage Options
There is the small foldaway hook to accommodate the small shopping items or away bags. Manufacturers left the storage space behind the front seats, and we can use it to keep the mini tablet or any other small items. They even placed the slots to maintain the credit and service cards. So, we can neatly insert them into the dashboard. It also has the fold-up boot, and they will have the two hooks. We can use them, to hang the shopping bags or any other luggage. In addition to them, they kept the four other load hooks also.
Volvo XC40 Engine Specs
They will soon make this car available to the users in both the petrol and diesel engines which have the range to feature the three and four-cylinder engines.
We will know more information about this car after the Volvo releases the Volvo XC40 officially in the market.
Volvo XC40 Competitors
It will soon rival with the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3, BMW X1, and the manufacturers recently announced Jaguar E-Pace.
Volvo XC40 Price
The expected price of this car is Rs 20 lakh.