The Volvo Company is on a roll to launch much awaited 2018 Volvo XC40. The car has been making much buzz even before it went into production, mostly owing to the company’s claims on its utilitarian aspects and improved safety quotient.
The Volvo wants to vanquish the rivals like GM and Ford in this segment and the latest revelations on the XC40 hint at promising safety technologies and a stylish design. However, it is aimed to take on premium category rivals like Audi Q2 and BMW X2.
2018 Volvo XC40 – Compact Modular Platform
The exterior styling of the upcoming Volvo XC40 is inspired clearly by its larger siblings aka XC60 and XC90, as is evident from the teaser videos available online. The grille and bumper will have similar styles. The vertical taillights, as well as Thor’s hammer headlights, will be used in the car. There is no doubt that the car will be based on Volvo’s well-known Compact Modular Platform.
The Volvo is upbeat about making the cabin of XC40 absolutely utilitarian and the company says a lot of research has been done to make it safe and useful for the buyers. The cabin will get Oxide Red upholstery and Lava Orange carpet to add to the oomph quotient. The dashboard will get a large infotainment display. The dashboard will also have slots to store credit cards and enough storage spaces are there to keep your frequently used accessories and gadgets in a safe way. There will be no speakers on the doors as Volvo wants to make door pockets bigger in size. There will be several USB ports in the cabin to charge your gadgets. The wireless charging options may also be there.
The upcoming 2018 Volvo XC40 will get laden with top-notch safety features and amenities will be aplenty too. The infotainment setup will be controlled by a large 9-inch screen which has the crisp display and fluid touch navigation. It will also feature Smartphone integration. The car may also feature Volvo’s autonomous braking system and a 360 birds-eye camera setup. Volvo’s autonomous driving technology may be deployed and several collision avoidance technologies may be present.
The USA and European Engine Specs
The 2018 Volvo XC40 will be powered by Twin Engine plug-in hybrid technology. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and the 200-250 HP will power this model in the USA. The European models may get equipped with the 2.0-liter diesel engine that will produce 180 HP. The engines may get varying transmission choices.
Affordability and Availability of the 2018 Volvo XC40
The exact price of the 2018 Volvo XC40 is not known but you can expect an approx price tag of $35,000. It will be unveiled within few months.
Summing it up
The 2018 Volvo XC40 is all set to enhance competition in the compact luxury SUV segment with its cutting-edge safety and utilities. The styling is nice and the car is also expected to get powerful engines. The Volvo just needs to price the car well to trounce rivals like BMW X1 and the new Mercedes GLA class.