2017 Volvo S40 and Volvo XC40 Concept – Recently in Sweden, Volvo decided to show their concept on the new Volvo S40 and Volvo XC40 to public, and the response was excellent. Both cars seemed to be built to be serious rivals for other compact cars among premium auto brands. Even though it may get a little improvement on the production scale, the following details hint us enough picture.
2017 Volvo XC40, Volvo S40 Specifications
Powertrain and Specs
The drivetrain of both cars makes the most interesting part of the concept. This series is going to be empowered by a combination of two engines at once. The first engine will be T5 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid along with technology that we will find on 90 and T8 trims. The plug-in hybrid engine and system will be integrated with three cylinder engine, or four cylinders Drive-E engine in faster trim, and seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
Even though the power output is not yet mentioned, it seems like a great combination to result in dominant performance. In addition to this engine, Volvo also announces their commitment to building the pure electric engine for several series besides the 40, like 90 and 60 series. Even though it is not due very soon, it still is great news.
Exterior and Interior
Regarding trim, the 2017 Volvo S40 will be a compact sedan while 2017 Volvo XC40 will be the compact crossover. Both are in trend recently, and both share the same design and many similarities. Even though it is called compact, both cars are not exactly scaled down from its bigger brothers.
The sedan looks nice and very stylish in the unique way only Volvo can make. Meanwhile, the crossover gets an elegant floating roof that goes so well with its sharp body angles. The sedan also looks mostly handsome from the front even though we must admit the C pillar looks a little cheap, like one in KIA cars. Thor’s Hammer LED lights are added on both trims as promised, though.
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There is no detail revealed about the interior yet, but we can assume it wore premium trimming as well with latest and updated tech and features.
2017 Volvo S40, Volvo XC40 Concept Release Date and Price
The crossover aka 40.1 aka Volvo XC40 will be produced starting next year, and the sedan aka 40.2 aka Volvo S40 will be due in 2018, so the release date is still far away now. Price is unknown as well so far.
Looking at the market response and expectation for both trims to be delivered to the US as well, they seem to be very appealing. There is no doubt that these cars can steal buyers from rivals. If they can make the interior trimming nicely, 2017 Volvo S40 and Volvo XC40 twill make the high sell.
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