Swedish carmaker Volvo has announced its plan for the next period of time. To restore a reputation that certainly deserves, the company has decided to refresh and improve the range and the offer of its models. Some models will be upgraded, while others will be replaced by new ones. One of the priorities of the company is to develop a new small crossover SUV, the Volvo XC40. The new model in the SUV segment, the company will complete the range of SUVs. The new Volvo XC40 is scheduled for 2018, and was announced as an extra model.
Encouraged by the excellent results of the Volvo XC60 SUV, the company is determined to offer a new, smaller SUV model. XC60 is the best-selling SUV in its class on the European market. The same is expected from the forthcoming XC40 models. Along with him, the market will also appear V40 and S40 models. The entire picture will round off another new model, and it is the Volvo C30, a small hatchback model.
Volvo XC40 Specs
The Volvo XC40 will be the first vehicle to be placed on the all-new CMA platform. Engines, transmission and systems will be taken from the larger models, the Volvo game. According to some information, the XC40 will get a lightweight three-cylinder 1.5-liter petrol engine with 170 horsepower. The company points out that it has achieved significant improvement of operating units. The new engines meet all European standards on emissions. However, it is difficult to achieve with a six-cylinder V8 engines.
The vehicle will use the same screen-based control, entertainment and connectivity and larger models. The Volvo XC40 will be offered in FWD and AWD, using the mechanical system not the expensive electrical rear axle. The company points out that the new model will be similar to any previous model. The goal is to design XC40 draw a clear distinction between him and large SUVs company. This means that it will not resemble a smaller version of the XC90 and XC60 models.
With the 2016 Volvo XC90, performing Volvo XC60 and the all new Volvo XC40 crossover, the company will complete SUV offering in all segments. Thus, the Volvo company have a complete offer, as well as other car manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW company. The question is, how will the new XC40 SUV will be sought and whether the whole project will be profitable.