We have told you that Swedish carmaker Volvo is currently working on its all-new entry-level SUV – the Volvo XC40. While previously we have shared some spy images of the car undergoing testing, recently some new images of the upcoming XC40 have surfaced and this time we have a clear picture of its cabin as well. The car is still under development and Volvo is likely to introduce it by the end of this year or early 2018 in the international markets. Upon its launch, the Volvo XC40 will rival the likes of Audi Q3, BMW X1 and the very popular Mercedes-Benz GLA.
Unlike its elder siblings – the Volvo XC90 and the new-gen XC60, the upcoming XC40 will be built on the company’s new CMA platform instead of the SPA platform. In fact, the XC40 will be the first model to ride on this newly developed architecture. That said, the spy images indicated that the overall appearance of the XC40 will be influenced by the aforementioned models. The XC40 will also feature the popular Thor’s Hammer headlamps and the familiar grille design.
Volvo XC40 cabin looks premium and smart
In fact, the cabin itself is signature Volvo with the large vertical touchscreen infotainment system taking the centre stage on the dashboard. There are chrome control dials on both side of it and more in-car controls below it as well. The three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel is pretty much similar to what you see in the current Volvo cars but the XC40 doesn’t get paddle shifters. The interior materials look premium, something that you would expect from a Volvo, and the contoured seats appear to be a nice place to be in. There is a wide centre armrest for the driver and co-passenger and several cubby holes as well. It will only come in a five-seater layout.
Volvo XC40 cabin will come in a 5-seater layout
Under the hood, the upcoming Volvo XC40 will feature a range of three and four-cylinder engines in both petrol and diesel iterations along with a plug-in hybrid as well. We’ll come to know the actual specification of the car only when Volvo reveals the car so keep watching this space for more updates on the new Volvo XC40.