The Swedish luxury automaker has released teaser of its V40 and XC40 concepts that are ready to debut this month. The new 40 series has created loads of expectations especially with the stunning welcoming for both the Volvo XC90 SUV and the S90 flagship sedan.
Volvo took to Snapchat to tease these models and they came along with a tag “Not your daddy’s Volvo”. It is speculated that the new V40 hatchback and XC90 SUV will be revealed in concept forms. Despite no official announcement has been made yet, the new models will be introduced at the marque’s headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden on May 18.
The new design language adapted by Volvo has received applause among the customers and auto industry alike with the signature Thor’s Hammer LED Daytime Running Lights integrated into the headlamps. The teaser pictures have indeed said so as the new models will incorporate such design. The tag line was purposely lettered on as the upcoming cars will be modern in every way possible.
The newcomers will be developed in collaboration with Chinese owner Geely and will be based on the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform. Mechanically, the forthcoming premium models will consist of three-cylinder and four-cylinder turbocharged engines that Volvo are renowned for.
An all-electric powertrain or a plug-in hybrid variant is expected through their life-cycle. The Volvo XC40 could take on the entry-level luxury SUV segment’s rivals from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz and is more likely to be launched by next year. The V40 hatchback and the S40 could follow suite to compete against Audi A3 sedan and Mercedes GLA.
For India, the V40 facelift can be expected in a month or two before the arrival of XC90 Excellence and the all-new S90 sedan in the third or final quarter of 2016. The 2016 MY V40 and Cross Country version will now be visually identical with the entire range as the front end is treated with ‘Thor’s Hammer headlights’ sharing looks with the S90 sedan, recently revealed V90 estate and the XC90 flagship SUV. Unlike our domestic market, the V40 has been the brand’s best-selling model in Europe and the second highest-selling worldwide.