Volvo when designing the latest model 2019 Volvo XC40 is remained true to designer studios, with minor modifications that have been made for practical and economic reasons. In the previous model, the outer hinges were hidden in the door, while on the serial model – conventional.
The XC40 was housed in a category that overtaken the so-called Golf Class by popularity in Europe. The XC40 is the smallest crossover that Volvo has in its offer and logically resembles larger brothers, models XC60 and XC90. This can be concluded by the very attractive LEDs front and rear. The new 2019 Volvo XC40 is the first model built on the new Volvo Modular Platform. It will soon be used for their electric models.
2019 Volvo XC40 – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
At first glance, it is clear that this is a Volvo model because the designer’s solution, celebrated by the company, is still present. And this is a massive square mask of the refrigerator. In order to meet customers who, want their car to look more attractive, Volvo has offered 17 two-color combinations of body and roof. As well as large alloy wheels, available in many sizes.
The stylish elements of the exterior are mostly taken from the latest generation of Volvo models, and a similar design language is applied in the cabin. It is understandably modest in appearance compared to larger SUVs, XC60 and XC90. As already known, the 2019 Volvo XC40 is mounted on a new modular mechanical platform, called the CMA. This platform is also intended for other compact Volvo 40 family models, which will be presented in the coming years, and supports versions with electric motors, or plug-in hybrid systems.
Except for the outside, the similarity is very noticeable in the interior of the cabin. The two screens dominate the space in front of the driver. At the site of the analog clock for speed and revolutions, there is a large 12.3-inch screen, while the center-mounted 9-inch vertical display is located in the center. Both screens are very nicely embedded in the interior, which can be boasted with high finishing.
And there’s space for even 13 “Harman Kardon” speakers. All this is expected because it is a luxury brand. When we agree on the interior, it should be noted that the 2019 Volvo XC40 has a large space for storing different things, as well as several very practical folding hooks to which the bag or bags from the store can be hooked. Between the front seats there was a place for a small waste bin.
Safety, as one of the main features of this brand, is at the highest level in serial equipment. In addition to numerous systems of active and passive safety, the XC40 boasts an advanced auto-pilot, a system for preventing unplanned downhill travel, and a very useful assistant for extraction. Volvo says that this is one of the safest cars on the market. But let’s wait to see what official safety tests will say.
2019 Volvo XC40 – Modifications in the Engine
In the traditional spirit of safety, the small Volvo XC40 is equipped with its own force of patented security systems, seen in more expensive, larger models. Motorization is very colorful, from petrol and diesel to hybrid and fully electric models. Of course, conventional motors of 150 hp to 250 hp in gasoline versions and 150 hp to 190 hp in diesel versions came first. Depending on the engine selection, all-wheel drive is also available.
Motorization for the European market includes five drive units. The basic version of the 2019 Volvo XC40 drives a T3 petrol engine with 156 hp. A slightly stronger T4 has 190 hp, while the top of the gas offer is the T5 with 247 hp. Diesel engines are D3 with 150 horsepower and a D4 that delivers 190 hp. The choice of drive systems will be completed later by some other aggregates, including a plug-in hybrid version, but also a pure electric model.
2019 Volvo XC40 – When Will Hit the Showrooms?
The Volvo XC40 2019 will begin production in November 2017 and the first copies will reach customers in early 2018. The starting price for the T3 model is $31,000, while the richest items will be more expensive than $40,000. The 2019 Volvo XC40 will have very strong competition in the European market in the form of BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes GLA.