The Volvo XC40 will be a landmark in the brand, but will not come up 2018

Volvo 40.1 y 40.2 Concept

Volvo 40.1 Concept

it Seems that Volvo has a clear commitment to the future in the medium term. Expanding its range of models will be an important component SUV. The Volvo XC40 will be the compact crossover will be the incorporation stellar and that is expected to cope a good percentage of the sales of the Swedish brand. Although all forecasts point out that their arrival will not be a reality until, at least, the first half of 2018.

The XC40 will be the precursor of a ‘Series 40’ fully renovated and that he will make reference to the Volvo 40.1 and 40.2 Concept. This means that they will use the new modular platform CMA, which is modular but smaller than the SPA. With it you will be able to equip different mechanics, which include four-cylinder engines and some new three-cylinder. Even subsequently, you may benefit from a hybrid version, as the other models.

Volvo 40.1 y 40.2 Concept

Volvo 40.1 Concept

so Many are the expectations for the Volvo XC40 is expected to sell close to 100,000 units per year for the year 2020, according to Peter Mertens, head of R & D at Volvo. It is a considerable challenge bearing in mind that the brand sold a total 503.127 units at the global level in 2015. It is noteworthy that more than half of sales corresponds to SUV model name XC or in the field with the name Cross Country.

more Specifically, the Volvo XC60 has been the most has provided the brand with 159.617 units sold. The Volvo XC90 also did its job by getting good numbers after its launch last year. In this way it is seen that the strategy of Volvo (and many brands now) is focused on the SUV. The Volvo XC40 when you arrive in 2018, will occupy a new step by expanding the boundaries and achieving a new market niche.

Source – Coach

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