China-Made Volvo XC40 Expected To Debut In Shanghai

Following the XC90 and the new XC60, which is believed to premiere in Geneva this spring, Volvo will complete its SUV lineup with an even smaller model.

The XC40, which was previewed by a concept car with the same moniker, will reportedly debut at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show in April, rivaling the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3 and BMW X1 as CarNewsChina reports.

On the outside, the compact model will probably be inspired by the larger XC90, but peel its skin away and you will find the company’s new CMA platform.

The same platform will be used on the Geely Lynk & Co 01, which is also expected to show its face at the same motor show. The two SUVs will reportedly be put together in a new Chinese factory, which will also build the next S40 and the planned Lynk & Co CS11.

The Volvo XC40‘s engine lineup for the local market is expected to include a 1.5-liter three-cylinder unit producing 180 horsepower, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo with 240 horsepower and a 1.5-liter plug-in hybrid that will be good for more than 250 horsepower.

If the latest info turns out to be accurate, then expect the XC40 to hit other markets, including Europe and North America, probably towards the end of the year, or in early 2018.

Note: Volvo XC40 Concept pictured


  • TheBelltower

    Looks like a Volvo-ized Evoque. When can we expect the end of the current trend where cars have about ten time as many cut lines as necessary. I was studying a Murano yesterday, and it has about a hundred cut lines in the rear pillar. This one does too. It’s a junky look.

    • Tostik

      I’ll betcha a steak dinner that sales will be excellent.

  • fabri99

    Volvo has a winner.

  • OdysseyTag

    Now that’s one good-looking crossover.

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    Damn, that’s a sexy looking Volvo!

  • Akil Hodge

    I like it

  • ME

    China made? 😳

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      Volvo has acquired by chinese company

    • Tostik

      Most of the 40 series Volvos will be made in Ghent, Belgium.


  • JH

    C-plillar far too big

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