2018 Volvo XC40

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Looks like the all new XC40 Compact SUV from Volvo is ready to go.

It also looks like it will be very close to the concept we saw last year.
Which is a good thing. Since it was a pretty original design, compared to other small SUVs around.

These are just illustrations. From last year’s concept. And they do look great.

But… I still think they will keep the “hidden” rear door handle the concept had.
I think Volvo is fooling everyone by putting fake ones on the prototypes driving around.

Like on this one.

The front and rear door handles don’t seem to align properly.
I think the rear door handles are part of the rear doors. Like on the concepts.
And others, like the Nissan Juke.

Here is the concept. With the hidden rear door handles. On top of the door. Close to the roof.

Conversation 7 comments

  1. The concept HAS regular rear door handles.

    It does not. Look again. You are confusing the illustration with the concept. Vince may not know grammar, but he knows his cars.

  2. FFEMT6, that is the fuel-filler door behind the rear doors. Loving the illustrations.. why would you put rear door handles on top of the door, close to the roof, right where little kids (for which the rear seat is probably only suitable) can't reach it? Not very clever Swedish design.

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