Volvo’s new compact XC40 spied on test

Volvo’s new compact XC40 spied on test

Volvo’s SUV and crossover range is about to be expanded with the help of a new member, the compact XC40.

The XC40, which was recently previewed by a concept with the same moniker, has been spied with a long tele lens hence the hazy spy pictures. This new small crossover model is scheduled to make its debut at this year’s Shanghai Motor Show in April.

Volvo however will put it on sale during late 2017 or early next year. It will be the first of the new 40-series models when it will officially arrive. Typical Volvo features will include the familiar Scandinavian design, plenty of room and a high level of active and passive safety features.

Engine wise, the XC40 will be available with Volvo’s now popular 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. Additionally there will be a three-cylinder entry-level unit and a plugin hybrid for the T5. A full electric drivetrain with a range of 350kilometres is in the pipeline, too.

When launched, the XC40 will compete with the likes of BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA.

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