Volvo XC40 is currently one of the models most anticipated of the Swedish brand. He said long ago that would be a reference and that would help improve the volume of sales considerably. The latest rumors tell us that this model will be presented in the Hall of Shanghai, which will be held in the coming month of April. The XC40 will be the first to use the new modular platform CMA brand.
This modular platform has some elements in common with the SPA (used by the Volvo XC90, S90 and V90) although it will be more compact. This means that they will share and mechanical technologies. Is expected to be presented with a system of propulsion plug-in hybrid formed by a three-cylinder petrol and 1.5-liter coupled to an electric motor. The transmission would be automatic dual-clutch seven-speed. There will also be conventional engines three and four cylinders.
The Volvo XC40 will take as the basis of the Volvo 40.1 Concept that was presented last year. This means that will be similar to the XC90, taking from it some details like the headlights with the ‘hammer of Thor’. You will also have a grill, more prominent and, in general, a design more sharp and dynamic. So much is the confidence you have in the new model, that from the brand claim that it could sell a 100,000 units per year.
it is Not surprising that the Volvo XC40 will be presented in the Hall of Shanghai, since in the China will be one of its main markets. The compact crossover will be the first of the renewal of the Series 40, as it will continue to the Volvo S40 (sedan) and Volvo V40 (family). We’ll have to wait to see them on the road, as the XC40 will not begin its marketing until the next 2018.
Source – Car News China