The 2018 Volvo XC40 is going to share a sleek design with the 2016 Concept 40.1. The vehicle’s expected to offer a fresh 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol powerplant.
Spotted testing in the EU, the approaching counterpart to the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA and also Audi Q3, the 2018 Volvo XC40 boasts an angled tailgate as well as butch nose design, resembling Volvo’s 2016 concept, thus pointing out that the production version will inherit the fresh light designs of that vehicle.
Volvo’s designers have already fitted a big section of camouflage in front of the recently disclosed XC40’s C-pillars. Well, it’s an apparent hint at an unconventional window line, probably resembling the angled one, which was observed on the concept.
The powertrain’s derived from Volvo’s currently existing four-cylinder 2.0-litre motor, and in the XC40 line-up it’s about to be joined by both petrol and diesel engines, without and with turbocharging.
The fresh XC40 is expected to be the first, making use of the car maker’s so-called Compact Modular Architecture.