Here's Geely's spin on the Volvo XC40: the concept car the Chinese carmaker calls the Concept Icon. The Concept Icon was unveiled today at the Beijing Auto Show, and it's been designed at Geely's Shanghai studio.
The 2019 Volvo XC40 is the entry-level crossover for the Swedish automaker. It takes the same basic formula that's worked well for the XC90 and XC60 and distills it into a smaller, cuter and less expensive package. Like the competition from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and more, the XC40 sells as much on style as it does on practicality or drivability.
The 1.5-liter engine is designed for integration into PHEV and all-electric variants
Crossovers for Millennials, luxury SUVs from Germany, plug-in hybrid sedans, and future trucks.
Volvo's driver assistance package gets extra credit for being smooth and highly functional. It instills confidence that you are actually driving, but it asserts that it can help when you want it to.
Running the numbers and intangibles on Care by Volvo.
Flat monthly fees for the 2019 XC40 start at $600.
How and why it might be quite a bit different in the United States.
This will be Volvo's entry-level model.
We're looking forward to seeing the actual interior.
It looks like it didn't stray far from the concept car.
Volvo will follow the debut of its plug-in hybrid crossover with battery-electric and mild-hybrid models.
Volvo plans to launch a compact crossover in the US in about three years, and the CUV likely uses the company's new Compact Modular Architecture. The S40 sedan and V40 wagon should arrive here, too.