Currently in development, the Volvo V40 is believed to go down the electrification path. It’s been reported that alongside a variety of petrol engines, the compact hatchback will most likely be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and an all-electric version, too.
Under the close watch of Geely, Volvo is believed to apply the same treatment to the XC40. The electric version of the crossover could have a total driving range of some 500 km (310 miles).
The design of the compact hatchback will be influenced by the larger models in the company’s lineup. Kleber Silva believes that these will include the signature headlights and grille at the front, alongside a pair of L-shaped taillights at the other end.
Despite looking predictable and very much do-able, we have our reserves when it comes to these renderings. And with the car expected to show up on stage probably in 2019 or 2020, we’re in for a long wait before being treated to all the pieces of the puzzle.