Anton Andres / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | May 22, 2017 17:50
Our spies get more details out of the 2019 Volvo XC40
Back in February, our spies caught the 2019 Volvo XC40 out testing in the snow. This time around, they have snapped the car in greater detail with interior photos to boot. While still heavily disguised, the interior shots of the car allow us to take a closer look at Volvo's future baby crossover.
Set to replace the V40 Cross Country, it is likely that it will base its looks from the 40 Series concepts, which were revealed a year ago. Judging by the crossover's general outline, it appears that the XC40 will have an upright design with defined edges.
At the front, we see a design similar to that of the XC90 and the recently introduced XC60. While hidden from view, the exposed section suggests an upright treatment. Also seen here are Volvo's signature LED daytime running lights the automaker simply calls 'Thor's Hammer'.
Expect familiar Volvo cues to appear on this car, namely the defined shoulder line and the pillar-mounted tail lights. While exterior details are still scarce, Volvo nearly left most of its interior undisguised. Here, there is a clear view of the dash and the rear seats.
For its dash, we see a variation of Volvo's large screen making its way to this crossover. If it were to function like the one in the XC90, the infotainment screen holds various functions such as navigation, vehicle status, and many more. Also seen here is an LCD screen serving as the XC40's instrument cluster. More C-shapes can also be found on the door panel.
A peek in the back seat reveals an idea of what the rear doors might look like. A closer look at the door panel shows an aggressively-kinked quarter window. This design characteristic was also seen on the 40 Series Concept of 2016.
Once production starts, the 2019 XC40 will be the first Volvo to utilize the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform which is also being used in the Lynk & Co 01 crossover. This architecture is also set to underpin various Volvo and Lynk & Co models in the future. Engines are likely to consist of turbocharged gas and plug-in hybrid models. Diesels are a possibility but given Hakan Samuelsson's statement on these engines last week, it's possible that it will simply be an upgraded, cleaner version of the current D4 or D5 line.