The all-new Volvo XC40 was has been unveiled. It is the smallest, most compact SUV from Volvo ever and the company believes that the XC40 will be a volumes generator as far as sales is concerned. The XC40 takes fairly a few design cues from its elder brothers such as the XC60 and the XC90. The grille up front and the Thor’s Hammer headlamps being some of the elements! The alteration is that the XC40 is built on Volvo’s CMA platform as opposite to the SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform on which the XC60 and the XC90 are built. The good news is that Volvo has a tentative timeline of launching the XC40 in India before the first of 2018 draws to a close. In Europe, the Volvo XC-40 will hit the roads early next year. The Volvo XC40 gets a host of safety features and equipment such as Pilot Assist System, City Safety, Run-off road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic Alert with Brake Support and so on.
The company has also worked rather a lot on the interior. For example, care has been taken to provide multiple cubby holes and storage spaces along with inductive (wireless) charging for phones and a removable waste bin as well. This is the first time that Volvo will have 3 new SUVs in its worldwide line-up with the XC90, new XC60 and now the brand-new XC40. For Europe, the Volvo XC40 will have a D4 diesel engine along with a T5 petrol engine with Drive-E powertrain. In future, the corporation will also present a hybrid as well as a fully electric powertrain. The company is yet to finalize the engine and transmission options for India. Volvo also plans to introduce a new 3-cylinder engine on the XC40. The production of the Volvo XC40 will start in company’s Ghent Plant in Belgium from November 2018. The firm has already started taking bookings for the same, in Europe of course.