According to still unofficial information, the latest 2018 Volvo XC40 will appear next year. Most likely it will have a premiere at the Shanghai Motor Show. This vehicle is intended for all roads, but not for the terrain. This version of the model is more attractive and more modern than its predecessor due to certain changes. The main competitors to the new SUV model will be the following models Citroen DS4, Alfa Romeo Gulieta and Lexus CT200. The new SUV has a very nice design and a certain “exotic”, so it’s clear that it has every chance to like wider clients.
2018 Volvo XC40 – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
The new XC40 will be installed on a new CMA (Compact Modular Architecture). This is the first Volvo model to have a mechanical platform. Volvo will keep its recognisable LED headlights so-called “Toro hammer”. These are headlights that adorn the models of the latest generation of this manufacturer. Also, the 2018 XC40 will have a characteristic stop light in the “C” pillar. Protection against metallized plastics is visible on the thresholds. With larger wheels and tires, body panels, and increased height, the well-designed V40 Cross will be able to overcome the toughest conditions.
The interior of the new model is very well equipped. The color scheme is complete, dark brown and beige leather, perfectly matched to the centre console of brushed aluminium. Seats are wide and comfortable with all possible electric controls. The design of the upper part of the dashboard is almost completely new. In addition to GPS, this model will have a rear camera and a variety of sensors. The basic equipment of the new SUV model includes airbags, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, touchscreen etc.
2018 Volvo XC40 – Modification under the Hood
The newest 2018 Volvo XC40 will have several versions of the engine. The first version is a 1.5-liter turbo four engine. This engine will be able to produce between 150 and 180 hp. The second version of the engine is a 1.5-liter diesel capable of producing between 100 150 hp. The third version is the T5 Twin Engine model. It can produce 180 hp. The new model will also offer another version of a very powerful engine. It’s about a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine. This type of engine is capable of producing 200 hp. The front wheel drive, as well as the manual gearbox, will be part of the standard equipment, while the four-wheel drive, as well as the automatic transmission, will be part of the additional options.
2018 Volvo XC40 – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
From the latest 2018 Volvo XC40 is much expected. The assumptions are that more than 100,000 vehicles will be sold. The most important market is China. If the new Volvo XC40 2018 really has its premiere in Shanghai, it certainly will not happen before the beginning of 2018. Information on the price of the model is not yet official, but it should not be higher than $30,000.