2018 Volvo XC40 New Crossover SUV Release Date

Volvo company has announced plans for the future development of their models. The current priority of the company is to expand its offering in the SUV segment. Encouraged by high marks of XC60 and XC90 models, the company decided to expand the offer of such models. Currently is developing a new 2018 Volvo XC40. This is the first model of the company, which will be placed on the all-new CMA platform.

The company has invested significant resources in order to improve their models. Since 2018 Volvo XC40 will be built in Ghent, Belgium. The company believes that this model will bring equal success as the larger XC60 and XC90 SUV models. Volvo XC60 is the best-selling SUV in its class in Europe. However, the new XC40 is not the only model that the company wants to return “in a big way.” 2019, the market will be placed new generation of V40 and V40 Cross Country. After that, the company will offer a smaller hatchback model, the Volvo C30.

2018 Volvo XC40 Specs

XC40 will be the first vehicle company which will be posted on the all-new CMA platform. This compact modular mechanical platform is being developed in cooperation with Geely company. This Chinese company is the owner of the brand. Models that will be placed on this platform will be manufactured at the factory in Ghent. In that factory has already produced S60, XC60, V40 and V40 Cross Country models.

2018 Volvo XC40

2018 Volvo XC40 will use the new Volvo engines with three or four cylinders, including “plug-in” hybrid systems. According to previous information, under the hood XC40 will be in a lightweight three-cylinder 1.5-liter petrol engine with 170 horsepower. New engines of the company improved significantly and meet European standards on emissions. Introducing a system for autonomous driving is planned for 2020.

Performing XC40 will use screen-based control, entertainment and connectivity, modeled on larger SUVs company. Volvo XC40 will be offered in FWD and AWD, using the mechanical system not the expensive electrical rear axle.

Although the 2018 Volvo XC40 will use the systems as well as the larger models of the company, it was emphasized that it would be peculiar model. Specifically, the company points out that the design goal is to draw a clear distinction between him and large SUVs. This means that the XC40 will present a mini version of the XC90, and XC60 models.

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