How and why it might be quite a bit different in the United States.
Volvo XC40 News
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.
Volvo gets into the details about its Compact Modular Architecture that will allow the Swedish brand to add some smaller entries to its lineup.
Volvo reportedly intends to launch the XC40 compact crossover in 2018 on a new modular, compact platform. A new V40 and V40 Cross Country would use the same underpinnings when they launch the next year.
Things have been slow in Gothenburg the past few years, but they're picking up speed. The only new model Volvo has released in the past four years since it was taken over by Geely – that being the V40 introduced in 2012 – started its development when the company was still under Ford's umbrella. But now the Swedish automaker is preparing to launch a volley of new models, and the new XC90 is only the starting point.
Because life isn't fair, we don't get the stylish wagon known as the Volvo V40 in the United States. That means we don't get its soft-roading cousin, the V40 Cross Country. So, naturally, if Volvo tuner Heico Sportiv ever produces this ruggedized, XC-styled V40 Cross Country, it most certainly wouldn't cross the pond, either.