Volvo, as we know, is developing a new compact premium crossover to take on the likes of BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes GLA.
The XC40, which has been previewed by a concept with the same moniker, is expected to make its global debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. 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.