Volvo XC40 Teased; Reveal Date Confirmed

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Swedish automaker Volvo is all set to debut its first small SUV, the XC40. Ahead of its reveal the company has released a new teaser and confirmed the unveiling date.

The new Volvo XC40 will break cover on September 21, 2017. The overall design of the small SUV is similar to the 40 series concepts revealed in 2016.

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Volvo XC40 Teased; Reveal Date Confirmed

Volvo has already confirmed that the XC40 will be the smallest SUV in its product portfolio. The compact SUV is based on the firm's Compact Modular Architecture and targeted towards the young audience.

Volvo XC40 Teased; Reveal Date Confirmed

The new XC40 will be available with a variety of customisation options with a number of exterior and interior colour combinations. The previous teasers suggest that a wide variety of materials have been used in the design of the interior.

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Volvo XC40 Teased; Reveal Date Confirmed

Volvo will offer three trims levels for the XC40 range - Momentum, R-Design and Inscription. The R-Design will be sportier, and the Inscription will be luxurious. The Momentum is described as the fashion-conscious model.

Volvo XC40 Teased; Reveal Date Confirmed

The technical details of the XC40 are yet to be revealed. The small SUV is likely to draw power from a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. Volvo will also offer diesel engines. The top-of-the-range model will be a hybrid with a 106bhp petrol engine and a 74bhp electric motor.

Volvo XC40 Teased; Reveal Date Confirmed

The combined output of the XC40 hybrid stands at 180bhp and will be retailed under the T5 Twin Engine badge. Transmission options include a 7-speed automatic gearbox delivering power to the rear wheels.

Volvo XC40 Teased; Reveal Date Confirmed

DriveSpark Thinks!

With the introduction of the XC40, Volvo is entering the premium small SUV segment. Globally it will rival the likes of Audi Q3, Range Rover Evoque and the upcoming Jaguar E-Pace. We expect the XC40 to enter the Indian market as the compact SUVs are selling like hot cakes in the country.

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