All new Volvo XC40
I think this looks really good!
Actually much more original than the XC60 or the old fashion XC90.
I just hope that you can order a different finish inside. That “metal look” is a bit cheasy and cheap looking on these pix. (The mat finish wood on their other models looks so good, this is quite a step down…)
As far as engines, we only get a few bits of news.
Europe is still getting diesels. As well as a “T5 Drive-E” 4 cylinder. I guess that’s a plug-in hybrid version. Later a pure Electric will be added.
Also available at launch are 3 versions of the 2.0 Liter 4 cylinder engine.
T3 with 156HP.
T4 with 190HP
T5 with 247HP
In the US, the 247HP AWD T5 will be available first for $35 200.
Later, the FWD T4 will be priced at $33 200.
A base Audi Q3 is $32 900. A base BMW X1 is $33 750. A bases Mercedes GLA is $33 400.
So the Volvo is about the same price than the most expensive brands.
Which, I think, is too much.
they just don’t carry the same image as the big luxury German brands.
The XC40 should start at a bit under $30 000.
But, that’s just me…
They also mention this is the first Volvo to use their new 3 cylinder engine.
I guess that’s for later?
And, unlike the 90 series, this will still be built in Europe. In Belgium.
(We’ll see how long that lasts….)