Volvo is in the process of renewal and improvement of its fleet. The current range features two unique versions of the SUV, the XC60 and the new XC90. However, and although they may seem sufficient, the market dictates that a smaller unit has a place in sales, and hence the emergence of the Volvo XC40 2017.
A free height with respect to the ground much higher than usual in a V40
Is soon to decide how this will be or who it will look like. This is the first time that the mule of the XC40 is left to see on the roads in Sweden. Volvo has just launched the development, and what we see here is a unit test frame. It is clear that is higher than a Volvo V40 current, even higher than the V40 Cross Country. A lot of free distance between the floor and the base.
few days Ago we talked to you about the new modular platform that Volvo is developing, CMA. This does not begin to be used until the year 2017, and surely the XC40 will be the first to incorporate it. Costs to guess the final size of the compact SUV, but did note that the battle has been increased with respect to a V40, so that the total length should be around 4.4 meters.
The use of this platform, CMA will accommodate a new generation of engines and configurations motor, including variants hybrid, plug-in, the gamble of Volvo for the future mobility. It also will allow us to integrate technology more developed and typical of higher units, such as the XC90 or the future Volvo S90 and V90, which have already seen the light in a hasty way.
The beginning of its commercialization would not be until the beginning of the year 2017
The Volvo XC40 2017 shall fight in a premium segment which is very busy, the compact SUVS. All the rival brands have one among their ranks: the Audi Q3, Mercedes GLA and the most new of all, the BMW X1 2015 that we have already had occasion to prove. However Volvo will take a little longer to submit it, because it is not expected his arrival until the end of next year.