Volvo Concept 40.1, a prototype that gives us an insight of the upcoming crossover production Volvo XC40 Volvo continues with its complete renewal in design, with an attractive appearance and minimalist at the same time that much more modern. And if their models of series 60-or 90-have already adopted the new language of style of the brand is Swedish, the next in doing what their own will be their compact series 40: that is to say, the next Volvo V40 2017 and the new ‘crossover’ Volvo XC40.
Here we have a first but interesting preview of how will be the design of the production models, of the hand of these two prototypes. Referred to concisely as Volvo Concept 40.1 and Volvo Concept 40.2, the design of both keeps clear air of family with the latest models launched in the market by the swedes, and in addition boast of hybrid technology and electric.
Volvo Concept 40.1: this will be the new crossover Volvo XC40
The Volvo XC40 production will come during the year 2017, willing to upend the segment ‘crossover’ compact with aspirations premium. In the meantime, this prototype is a true preview of your design. The Volvo Concept 40.1 remember without too much embarrassment to the Volvo XC90, though with details specific design and on a scale of smaller size.
sitting on the new modular platform CMA –Compact Modular Architecture – the Volvo 40.2 adopts a hybrid engine T5 Twin Engine composed by a mechanical turbo petrol three-cylinder and 1.5-liter, which delivered 180 HP, coupled to an electric motor of 55 kW. Also incorporates lithium-ion batteries mounted in the center of the car, with a capacity of 9.7 kWh, which allow an autonomy mode exclusively electric up to 50 kilometers.
have Not been provided consumption figures or CO2 emissions, but these will be extremely low. The Volvo 40.1 has only front-wheel drive, but the production model will be offered with all-wheel drive, making the electric motor to move the wheels of the rear axle. Its total power –250 CV– is transmitted through a change of double clutch and seven relations.
Volvo Concept 40.2, renewing the compact segment
Volvo Concept 40.2, what we are faced with the design of the Volvo V40 2017, or before the new Volvo S40 sedan?
Volvo Concept 40.2 adopts the same modular platform CMA, but we are faced with a prototype 100% electric, so that this compact structure of Volvo it is perfectly adapted to give shelter to hybrid engines or electric. Its batteries located under the floor, allow a maximum autonomy of 350 kilometers with “zero emissions”.
The design of this Volvo 40.2, for its part, previewing the Volvo V40 2017, that will change radically in design. This prototype adopts a body-slightly over-elevated (in the style of the Volvo S60 Cross Country) and a back to the more pure style sedan, , whose gate is felt extending slightly. We are faced with a five-door, although you can’t rule out that eventually the Swedish manufacturer will also launch a saloon-compact Volvo S40.
Both prototypes taken details unequivocal of Volvo, as the headlights LED ‘Hammer of Thor’, whose appearance we’ll advance earlier in the ‘teasers’ for the advancement of both prototypes. Your design looks very good, and will give shape to the family compact of the brand, those new Volvo V40 and XC40, which will arrive from 2017 willing to give much to speak within the compact ‘premium’ with a very personal style and different.
in Addition, the bet from Volvo for electric cars and hybrids is very clear, and will result in the most immediate future: among their plans, figure the to sell over a million hybrid and electric vehicles in the year 2025.