The all-new Volvo XC40 2018 model was spotted testing on UK roads ahead of its expected 2018 debut. Our spy photographers captured a few photos of the vehicle’s front and rear ends as well as sides. These images reveal that the new car exudes the visual cues of the latest Volvo XC60 and XC90 versions.
It also appears to mirror an electric concept that was discharged back in 2016. The Volvo has hinted the new rendition is based on the Compact Modular Architecture (commonly shortened as CMA). According to the automaker, this platform will give this model a youthful sense. It carries an angled tailgate alongside the butch nose design.
Volvo XC40 2018 – External and Internal Styling
As earlier mentioned, the Volvo XC40 2018 model uses the CMA platform developed by Volvo in partnership with Geely, its parent company. This platform pledges advanced technologies in areas of autonomous driving, refined driving dynamics, connectivity and electrification. Heavily inspired by the XC40 concept that was revealed last year, the new edition adds a bit of funk to the automaker’s newly incorporated design language. It comprises Thor’s Hammer headlight theme. Also, the update has stumpy, upright proportions that come complete with a broad corporate grille.
The sheet-metal surfacing is modern, impeccably sculptured and hard-edged. The most striking aspect of the inbound vehicle is the up-kink near the c-pillar. Other prominent elements are deeply scalloped lower doors, contrasting black roof and subtle rear spoiler.
The new Volvo XC40 2018 interior has also been spotted albeit in prototype form. Our spy images tell us that this compact SUV is likely to highlight a sophisticated interior and luxury styling inside the cabin. Regarding the interior size, this SUV slots under the XC60, and it even reflects it as far as interior styling goes.
The cabin hosts a portrait-style tablet infotainment touchscreen, premium materials, S-shaped door panels and lots of cowhide trim. Besides, it supplies an abundance of space and top-shelf safety. Talking of passenger safety, the XC40 brings forth the automated Drive Pilot that enables self-steering and braking. As is the case with other models in the brand’s lineup, the seats are not only comfortable but feature plenty of adjustment and lumbar support. Wide-opening doors give passengers at the back easy entry/exit.
The center console seems to have been simplified in comparison with the XC60, which fits a storage compartment and the gearstick. Overall, the Volvo XC40 2018 provides enough seating for five passengers and their luggage. Moreover, the boot supplies about 500-liters of capacity, matching the likes of the BMW X1. The safety features comprise the lane assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.
Engine Details of the Volvo XC40 2018
The Volvo XC40 2018 model offers an array of three and four-cylinder petrol units, whereas the range-topping T5 likely supplies a hybrid setup. A reliable source revealed that a 130-150-horsepower engine would supplement the 1.5-liter motor.
Price and Expected Release Date
We’ve had various reports suggesting that the Volvo XC40 2018 edition will be competitively priced relative to its rivals. The base trims would start at $32,051 while more equipped variants could hit the $39,230 redline. The XC40 is expected to grace the dealership in the first quarter of next year.