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Volvo XC40 will be a benchmark in the brand, but it will not arrive until 2018

Volvo 40.1 y 40.2 Concept

Volvo 40.1 Concept

It seems that Volvo has clear your bet for the future in the medium term. The expansion of its range of models will be an important component of SUV. The Volvo XC40 will be the crossover compact will be it incorporation stellar and of which is expected that cope a good percentage of them sales of the brand Swedish. While all forecasts point to his arrival will not be reality until, at least, the first half of 2018.

The XC40 will be the forerunner of a ‘ series 40’ totally renewed and will take reference to the Volvo 40.1 and 40.2 Concept. This means that they will use the new modular platform CMA, which is modular but smaller than the SPA. Various mechanical, including some new three-cylinderand four-cylinder engines can be equipped with it. Then even it could benefit from a hybrid version, like other models.

Volvo 40.1 y 40.2 Concept

Volvo 40.1 Concept

So many are the expectations placed in the Volvo XC40 expected to sell close to 100,000 units per year by the year 2020, according to Peter Mertens, head of r & d at Volvo. Is a challenge considerable taking in account that the brand sold a total of 503.127 units to level world in 2015. There is that noted that more than the half of sales corresponds to models SUV with last name XC or of field with the name Cross Country.

Specifically, the Volvo XC60 has been which has most contributed to the brand with 159.617 units sold. The Volvo XC90 also fulfilled its committed getting good figures after his presentation the year last. In this way is that Volvo (and many brands) strategy is currently focused on the SUV. Volvo XC40 when you arrive in 2018 will occupy a new step expanding the borders and reaching a new market niche.


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