India-Bound Volvo XC40 Production Begins In Belgium


Volvo XC40 small premium SUV is based on CMA architecture; borrows design language from bigger sibling XC90

Volvo unveiled its compact premium SUV XC40 few weeks ago and now the upmarket car has entered production in the Swedish automaker’s Ghent plant in Belgium. The automaker has already received more than 13,000 orders for the SUV from buyers. As the band says, it will start delivery of the car from early next year.

As the luxury auto major says, XC40 will bring brighter days for the Ghent plant and the company as well. With its stylish design and appealing features onboard, the auto major is hopeful to grab a significant sales number. It is the automaker’s first model to be based on new lightweight CMA platform. This new architecture will also underpin all the future models in the 40 series.


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Speaking about the design of Volvo XC40, the SUV takes inspiration from its bigger sibling XC90. It sports sharp headlamps with projector lamps, ‘Thor’s Hammer’ pattern LED daytime running lights, a shiny black front grille with chrome trim around it. There is a wide and horizontally slated black central air intake flanked by blackened fog lamp housings. Also, there are skid plate and black cladding.

Moving to side profile, the SUV gets stylish and sporty alloy wheels, black cladding, a blackened glass area and a muscular stance at the lower side profile. Rear profile of the SUV features vertically slated LED taillights just like its siblings. There is an integrated roof spoiler and a chunky bumper as well. Overall, the SUV looks pretty stylish from every angle.


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Inside the cabin too, it appears very interesting and premium with the design and the features. It gets a large touchscreen infotainment system at the centre console, while it also gets high quality materials on seats and upholstery. The SUV offers ample space and comfort to the occupants. It competes with rivals like Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Range Rover Evoque. On the powertrain front, the compact luxury SUV gets a wide range of engine and transmission options.

2018 Volvo XC40 Production Images