The upcoming model is currently in the development phase and it will receive an electric powertrain, along with a number of small capacity petrol engines
Following the complete makeover of its top-notch 90 and 60 series models, Volvo is all pumped to introduce more vehicles in the lower end of the luxury spectrum. The latest design language incorporated across the 60 and 90 range has been well received among customers worldwide and building on that Volvo is focussing on a brand new 40 family.
The new generation 40 series comprises of the brand’s smallest SUV, the XC40. It will be launching in India in July with a competitive price of around Rs. 40 lakh (ex-showroom) and is expected to throw a major rivalry to the likes of established entry-level luxury SUVs like BMW X1 and Audi Q3.
The Swedish automaker has gained popularity with the XC40 around the world and its production will be increased to meet the growing demands. With the success of the XC40, Volvo is planning to make the next big step and introduce the V40.
It will compete against BMW 1-Series and Audi A3 Sportback in the international markets and could be on its way to India to replace the existing V40. The upcoming model is currently in the development phase and it will receive an electric powertrain, along with a number of small capacity petrol engines.
With a low-slung profile, the current V40 compact hatchback has a sporty stance and the forthcoming version will likely take inspiration from its XC40 SUV sibling with sleek headlamps, sharp grille assembly, busy bumper section, sporty rear end, etc. It will eventually spawn a plug-in hybrid variant as well to meet the stringent emission regulations.
The V40’s all-electric drivetrain could be shared with the XC40 and they are believed to have a range close to 500 km on a single charge. The next-gen V40 could make its global premiere next year or by the end of this decade.