Volvo’s next-generation compacts will be based on the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform established by Volvo in collaboration with moms and dad company Geely. The platform guarantees advanced technologies in the areas of connectivity, electrification and autonomous driving, as well as the improved owning characteristics you ‘d anticipate from a premium offering.
It’s currently spawned a vehicle for Geely’s new Lynk & Co brand name, 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 include 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 many occasions in production guise. Anticipate the production variation of Volvo’s tiniest crossover ever to be unveiled at a Chinese Auto Show in the very first half of 2017.
The model will be accompanied by a hatchback and a sedan by 2018, however we should also consider a long-wheelbase variation developed specifically for the Chinese market. The second generation of the XC60, which is expected to be launched at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show will complete Volvo’s three-pillar crossover/SUV offensive, but it’s the XC40 which will most likely become the best-seller of the trio.
2019 Volvo XC40 Engine
Base versions will be front-wheel-drive, while more powerful models will also get AWD. Engine-wise, a modular household of 3- and four-cylinder powerplants is expected to supply the oomph, both gasoline and diesel. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions are likewise in planning, especially since in 2015’s 40.1 Concept was powered by a T5 Twin Engine setup.
The most powerful models in Volvo’s compact range will wear 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 recently verified will feature “T2” and “T3” badges. Anticipate D2, D3 and D5 diesel variants also, though most likely not in the United States.