We are not clearly sure how the 2019 Volvo XC40 will look like, but many things show that it could be the same as the prototype shown in 2016 as a 40.1 concept car. The new spy photos we could be able to see forced us to conclude that XC40 model will be a representative SUV with the many novelties but also with many things close to the already known SUVs on the market, which puts this manufacturer on the top of the list.
The 2019 Volvo XC40 will be made on the already known platform called CMA which stands for Compact Modular Architecture in cooperation with the Geely & Co Company. Besides the many great improvements in term of the design, we should expect new things like electronic modern devices, car architecture, autonomous driving, connectivity, and electrification. The higher trims should provide refined driving dynamics, the new addition to this model. Looking from the outside, as we concluded from the spy photos and concept introduction on last car shows, it should be the same model as SUVs in high class, with massive front end, rhomboidal mesh grille, new and improved LED lights and some curved lines on the hood and side of the car, as the decoration and for aerodynamic purposes. The rear end is much more rounded with some decorations and modern designed rear lights. Together with this model, Volvo will offer S40 sedan and V40 hatchback.
As the many fans expect, the engine in 2019 Volvo XC40 could be a Twin-engine plug-in hybrid powertrain as the combination of the internal combusting electric engine and hybrid powertrain, in a level called T-5 as the fifth grade in engine strengths. Lower trim versions could have T2 or T3 level of this engine, as the version of the 3-inline engine, currently made for other Volvo cars. According to the rumors, we should expect all versions of diesel engines.
2019 Volvo XC40 Release Date and Competition
The place where the new 2019 Volvo XC40 will be made is Belgium and China, in the factories which are parts of the Volvo Corporation, and we expect the releasing of this model at the end of 2018 or even at the start of 2019. However, together will many cars which marked huge changes in their design as this model, we can say that it will be the main competitor with the Cadillac XT4, Audi Q3, and Mercedes-Benz GLA. But, before this X40 series comes out, we will see X60 series on the market, debuted at Geneva Car Show this winter.
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