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Old 09-21-2017, 10:50 AM
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Default 2018 Volvo XC40

https://www.whatcar.com/news/volvo-xc40/
https://www.topgear.com/car-news/fir...xc40-tiny-xc90

now official, the smallest Volvo CUV:





Not too many technical infos yet, but it is built on a brand new platform (for all new small Volvos) that can utilize most components of the larger Volvo platform (60-90 series).
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Orange carpet??? It's got some style that comes with a massive blind spot, so drive safely. It's most decidedly not generic and will easily replace the Range Rover Evoque as the small crossover that leads the styling game for the small crossover segment. It would not surprise me to see a new Genesis that borrows from this stylistically. I'm hoping that Volvo does not make another overpricing mistake as they did with the XC90 and S90 the conspired against volume success.
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Old 09-21-2017, 01:32 PM
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https://www.netcarshow.com/volvo/2018-xc40/#8

Many, many more pics. And the orange carpet is not mandatory.

As at launch only the range topping versions (245hp petrol, 190hp Diesel, AWD and automatic) will be available, we can't yet say much about pricing, but it certainly won't be cheap. But, neither is an Audi Q3, Range Rover Evoque or Mercedes GLA. It is suggested that the European entry level prices for the 154 hp entry level petrol will be around 31k euro/27k GBP in Europe), which seems on par with most compact CUVs. Volvo at least promises a rather complete base equipment level (something unheard of in German premium brands...)
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This looks great and will sell; kudos to Volvo. BUT: the blindspot is silly and only for styling-sake. It looks like an experience similar to the CH-R for rear passengers. Could do without it.
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$35K in the USA = success
$45K = footnote
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$35K in the USA = success
$45K = footnote
Starts at $35K according to Volvo's US website. XC60 starts around 41.
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Another home run with strong family resemblance without the same sausage different length plaguing every Germans designs at the moment. If blind spot monitoring is standard then I’m fine with sacrificing sight lines for style.
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Another home run with strong family resemblance without the same sausage different length plaguing every Germans designs at the moment. If blind spot monitoring is standard then Iím fine with sacrificing sight lines for style.
Truth to be told, nowadays even a rather straight beltline and a small third side window (given the total length, nothing more would be possible) don't mean much visibility; high belt lines in general, and thick pillars mean that rear visibility is poor, and super high parcel shelves (to help the claimed trunk space) do their best to ruin the last bit available in teh rear window too....

SO unfortunately that is something we have to live with, and i guess BLIS will be standard on this.

I fully agree on the "family resemblance without same sausage approach" though...
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Volvo just needs a car that delivers them some big volume and they haven't found that yet.
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Looks really nice, fits the brand perfectly. It kinda brings to mind Skoda's Yeti - this is how i would have liked them to evolve the first generation into.
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