The bet of manufacturers for the segment SUV-C derived from the compact it is increasingly clear that, is currently the “goose that lays the golden eggs” of the automotive industry, and have allowed that, despite the economic hardship that crosses Europe, the manufacturers are able to maintain a level of sales acceptable.
As could not be otherwise, Volvo has also thought of this segment, and the fruit of their thoughts what we will see in 2018, when the Swedish manufacturer unveil to the world your new Volvo XC40 (the name is expected to be used), plus you will have the privilege of premiering the new modular platform compact CMA shared among others with the new generation of the Volvo V40.
Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo stated that at present, a compact SUV is a priority, and is not for less since each manufacturer entered in the segment wins with his bet, and it is logical that the Swedish manufacturer will also want to take a piece of a juicy pie.
For the arrival of this new compact SUV, Volvo is doing an investment of 200 million euros in the factory in Ghent, Belgium, the place where “born” currently the Volvo S60, V40, V40 Cross Country and XC60. It will also be the place where born the new plug-in hybrid that will begin to offer the manufacturer in the coming years.
taking Advantage of the occasion, the CEO of Volvo said that the mechanics that will be offered in its models will be of our own design, rejecting the idea of acquiring components to other manufacturers. In addition to advanced that will be offered mechanical three-and four-cylinder in its future releases, while the put date in your autonomous car, which is 2020.
Source – Automotive News Europe