Anticipating the look of the new Volvo XC40 with this recreation
Not many months ago we published a series of photos of spy Volvo XC40 in which you were showing to this compact SUV continued with its particular cycle of development. A model which, remember, will be presented sometime next year and 2017. Will hit the market as a proposal by Volvo to be able to deal with all of a best seller (in its segment), such as the VW Tiguan, Mercedes GLA or Audi Q5, among others.
The new Volvo XC40 will play a leading role within the objectives of expansion of Volvo that will come to fruition in recent years with releases such as the new generation of the XC90 or the S90. In its day, it was the own Håkan Samuelsson, Chief of Volvo, who confirmed the intention of the brand to create a compact SUV for the range 40. It is more, it said that “we are working on the technology to do this”. Shortly after, the XC40 testing was caught by our photographers.
Today, leaving to a side these spy photos (though as well-we’ll have an important role), we bring to you an interesting recreation of the Volvo XC40. A recreation based on the latest spy pictures of the XC40 that have seen the light and that we can anticipate how it will look this future compact SUV. Will be mounted on the new architecture compact modular (CMA) developed by Geely, the parent company of china owns Volvo.
And although in a first moment we do not fit to a premium model go to mount a chinese platform, the truth is that it is an architecture created with materials of the highest class and that will be focused exclusively in the more exclusive models of Geely (mostly Volvo). In terms of its design, this recreation shows us a model in a posture very upright, with a front grille of a concave form and several details extracted directly from the XC90 or the S90.
At the mechanistic level, the range will be quite varied and although for the moment we can not anticipate a lot of details, everything points to that, thanks to their platform the CMA, may be releasing a hybrid variant plug-in technology, new development. And is that Volvo would be considering a hybrid drive system that combines its new engine 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine instead of a turbo.
¿When it will come to the market? The new Volvo XC40 should be wandering the roads of Europe in 2018, that is why your presentation should take place in the mid or late of next year.