New Volvo XC40 Prototype Nabbed Testing In New Video

Our vigilant spy photographers caught the new Volvo XC40 on the move in Granada, Spain, earlier this week, and now we have the video to go with it.

Joining the new XC60 and the larger XC90, Volvo’s smallest SUV will challenge the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3, and BMW X1.

On the outside, it’s expected to look similar to its larger siblings and adopt an almost identical front end with the brand’s signature grille and the ‘Thor’s Hammer’ LED headlights, which remain carefully tucked away behind the plastic cladding and vinyl stickers.

The interior sports a layout that mimics the XC60 and XC90, albeit on a smaller scale, with a simplified design and an infotainment system taking center stage in the middle of the dashboard, as it was revealed last month, in another batch of spy shots.

The engine options will most likely include a turbocharhed 1.5-liter three-cylinder, along with the usual lineup of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel units, and might be joined by a hybrid in the future.

It’s unknown yet when the Swedish automaker will drop the veils off their premium compact SUV, but the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show this fall seems like a good bet.

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  • Marty

    They have really managed to camouflage the new line on the backdoor, taken from the 40.1 concept. But it’s visible from some angles:

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  • Comp1

    Its interesting to see how the top of the door line is exposed and obvious in the video, unlike the integrated door assembly of the 40.1 concept. I personally do not care for the upswing in sheet metal of the 40.1. Hoping Volvo will remedy this prior to release. Also good to see the door handle in its normal place in video.

  • none

    This car was built in sweden 2016-11-07, model year 2016, owned by volvo in gothenburg, registered for traffic 2016-12-05, no model code provided, VIN YV4162XZ9JM000041, 140 hp petrol engine, automatic transmission, 2-wheel drive, trailer hitch, black, 4512mm long, 1857mm wide, kerb weight 1500 kilo, max weight loaded 1900 kilo, max 4 passengers+driver, tires 225/55R17, EU vehicle category M1.

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