As part of a special event in Milan, Volvo introduced its very compact XC40 crossover. In the model range of the Swedish manufacturer, the novelty is located a step below the XC60, and its main competitors are Audi Q3 and BMW X1.
The new Volvo XC40 2017-2018 received an original high body with characteristic “off-road” proportions and is not just a small copy of the older models of the line. This is the merit of the chief designer of the project, Jan Kettle.
The serial version of the new model Volvo XC40 received a gloomy “face” with LED headlights, all-weather body kit of unpainted plastic in a circle, stylish punches on the sides and boomerang-like rear lights. For the SUV with a two-tone color of the body, there are ample opportunities for personalization. In particular, the customer can order the R-Design package.
The interior of the younger Volvo XC40 resembles the design of the XC60 II, but it is not devoid of originality. In the cabin is installed a modern information system Sensus with a vertical 9.0-inch touch screen, as well as a 12.3-inch digital gadget screen.
On the front panel of the crossover there are several niches for small things, while the pockets in the doors became more roomy, since the Swedes transferred the dynamics of the audio system. Plus under the climate control unit there is a separate compartment for the smartphone, which provides wireless charging of the latter.
Volvo XC40 2018 in the new body was the first model of the Swedish brand, based on the modular platform CMA, which was developed in conjunction with the Chinese from Geely. In front of the crossover there is a suspension McPherson, and at the rear – a multi-lever.
The overall length of the SUV is 4 425 mm, the size of the wheelbase is 2,702, the width is 1,863, the height is 1,652. The ground clearance (clearance) of the model is stated at 211 millimeters.
For the Volvo XC40 prepared two 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine Drive-E – diesel D4 and petrol T5. The first develops 190 hp, and the second – 254 forces. Both work in conjunction with the 8-band automatic.
At first, the car is only available in all-wheel drive with the Haldex clutch for connecting the rear wheels, but later there will be front-wheel drive modifications. To accelerate from a place to a hundred, the diesel XC40 D4 requires 7.9 seconds, the petrol T5 does it in 6.5 seconds, their top speed is 210 and 230 km/h, respectively.
In the future, Volvo is going to expand the range of powertrain models. The crossover will have a version with a new 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, as well as hybrid and all-electric modifications. Information about them yet.
The new Volvo XC40 2017-2018 received the same set of electronic assistants and security systems as the older models. In particular, the crossover is equipped with a system of circular vision, an emergency braking system with recognition of pedestrians and cyclists, as well as the function of tracking the exit from the road.
There is also a semi-autonomous Pilot Assist driving system, which is capable of driving at speeds of up to 130 km / h, accelerating and retarding where necessary.
The compact Volvo ХС40 will be delivered to the conveyor in November 2017, while it is decided to produce a new model at an enterprise in the Belgian Ghent. In Europe and the US, orders for the SUV have already started. Information on prices and trim levels will be announced later.