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Volvo XC40 Debuting In April

Volvo XC40 Debuting In April

The very attractive 90 Series Volvo’s are about to get some smaller siblings. According to a report from SwedeSpeed the Swedish automaker will be revealing the all-new XC40 crossover this April at the Shanghai Motor Show.

Volvo is technically owned by Chinese automaker Geely, so perhaps it comes as no surprise to hear that the XC40 will be based on Geely’s CMA platform. The Chinese underpinnings also partially explain the venue selection for the reveal and why the XC40 will be produced in China.

The design theme for the XC40 is expected to be based on the 40.1 concept vehicle (pictured above), which shares a striking amount of design cues with the XC90.

The report states that two engine options are expected on the XC40. The base engine will be a 1.5-liter three-cylinder mill with about 180 horsepower, while a 2.0-liter inline-four will be optional with about 240 horsepower. A plug-in hybrid variant is also expected.

Much like the arrangement with the 90 Series cars, the XC40 is slated to get an S40 sedan equivalent. Both vehicles will be targeting the hot compact luxury segments, such as the BMW X1 and 1 Series and Audi A3.

The XC40 is slated to come to North America in late 2017 or early 2018.





 

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    Andrew_L
    If it will look like a smaller XC90 it will be a hit


    Agreed. Volvo's new styling is just fantastic.
    Andrew_L
    If it will look like a smaller XC90 it will be a hit
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