Volvo is proud to unveil the wraps off their latest XC40 in Milan, Italy, the new baby SUV of the company. As expected from the earlier leak, it resembles the styling of 40.1 Concept, and this also carries several features from the bigger XC90 and XC60.
You will notice the usual Thor’s hammer DLRs, the structured profile, and evolved grille, which, together with as much as 17 color combinations for the roof and body, and large wheels, will make it even more appealing to the younger generation of buyers who are after style and practicality.
Upon opening the door, you will see the combination of familiar and new, with the 12.3 inches of TFT instrument panel has been carried over from the XC90 and XC60, as well as 9.0 inches of infotainment screen that sits in the center of the dashboard.
According to Volvo, the XC40 provides a radically new approach to the car’s interior storage with spaces below the seats as well as in the doors, combined with the fold-out hook for the small bags, and the removable waste bin in tunnel console. In addition, you can also store your smartphones in a special space featuring an inductive charging, and you can also connect to the infotainment using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
But, despite having a resemblance to the rest of the SUV lineup of the brand, under the skin of this small version is the new modular vehicle architecture called CMA. This has been developed together with Geely, the parent company of Volvo, and soon, it will also underpin the rest of the 40 Series lineup and other electrified models.
The company is set to assemble their new XC40 starting this November in Ghent, Belgium, with the first units to be shipped to customers in early 2018.