Novelty is based on the CMA platform jointly developed with the Chinese company Geely.
Volvo has started road tests of the production version of the compact crossover XC40. Photos of new items was uploaded edition Motor1. XC40 in the lineup will take place on the step below the XC60. The main competitors crossover will be BMW X1 and Audi Q3. It is not excluded that the car will be presented in April at the motor show in Shanghai. According to another report, waiting for the premiere of the new car will have until this fall.
Novelty is based on the CMA platform jointly developed with the Chinese company Geely. This same architecture will create a Junior sedan in the lineup.
As for the design of the machine, it will be borrowed from a concept called 40.1. The prototype was equipped with optics in the style of “Hammer of Thor” and large air intakes.
All the technical details about the serial XC40 are still kept secret. According to unofficial information, in Europe, the engine range of the car will include three – and four-cylinder engines. Also the novelty will receive a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, which will work together with electric motor and seven-speed transmission with double clutch. The total capacity of the machine was about 250 horsepower. Also in the engine range of the car will include three – and four-cylinder engines.
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