Volvo’s next-generation compacts will be based upon the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform developed by Volvo in collaboration with moms and dad company Geely. The platform guarantees advanced technologies in the areas of connection, electrification and autonomous driving, in addition to the fine-tuned owning dynamics you ‘d get out of a premium offering.
It’s currently spawned a vehicle for Geely’s brand-new Lynk & Co brand, and the next recipient will be the XC40. We’re expecting the XC40 to go on sale in 2018, as a 2019 model. Rivals will consist of the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Cadillac XT4, Infiniti QX30 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.
2019 Volvo XC40 Design
The XC40 will be mechanically nearly identical to the Lynk & Co 01 compact crossover, which was just recently spied on various occasions in production guise. Expect the production variation of Volvo’s smallest crossover ever to be unveiled at a Chinese Auto Show in the first half of 2017.
The model will be accompanied by a hatchback and a sedan by 2018, however we must also take into consideration a long-wheelbase variation designed exclusively for the Chinese market. The 2nd generation of the XC60, which is expected to be gone for the 2017 Geneva Motor Show will finish Volvo’s three-pillar crossover/SUV offensive, but it’s the XC40 which will most likely end up being the best-seller of the trio.
2019 Volvo XC40 Engine
Base versions will be front-wheel-drive, while more effective models will also get AWD. Engine-wise, a modular household of three- and four-cylinder powerplants is expected to provide the zest, both gasoline and diesel. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions are also in planning, particularly considering that last year’s 40.1 Concept was powered by a T5 Twin Engine setup.
The most powerful models in Volvo’s compact variety will use a “T5” badge and feature a Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain including an internal combustion engine and electrical drive system, just like in the XC90 T8 Twin Engine. At the other end of the scale, there will be versions with inline-3 engines that Volvo just recently verified will feature “T2” and “T3” badges. Expect D2, D3 and D5 diesel variants too, though probably not in the United States.