For the rest, this XC40 will be based on the new CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform designed specifically for the future Volvo compact family. It will also be powered by supercharged three- and four-cylinder units and should also be available in a hybrid rechargeable version.
Expect an official Volvo Cars press release that talks about millennials and Chinese synergy in the next few days, as well as more, higher-res photos once the car is officially launched. In the meantime, check out this gallery of leaked photos and let us know what you think in the comments.
T5 Twin Engine is the range-topping powertrain choice for the 2018 Volvo XC40, which will arrive in the United States for the 2019 model year at the latest. The plug-in hybrid backbone comprises of a 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder engine, an electric motor, and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
The video also showed a glimpse of the interior which is continues the current models’ design theme, but looks somewhat swoopier and more youthful (judging by the sole shot we had to look at) – and like all current Volvos, it’s designed around a big center screen flanked by vertical vents.