Volvo XC40 Compact SUV To Debut On The Shanghai Auto Show In April

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The new Volvo XC40 will have its worldwide debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. The XC40 is a compact crossover SUV that will be positioned below the Volvo XC60. Design of the XC40 was previewed by the 40.1 and 40.2 concept cars.

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The XC40 stands on Volvo’s new CMA platform, which will also underpin the upcoming Geely Lynk & Co 01 SUV. The production version of the 01 is expected to debut in Shanghai as well. The XC40 and the Lynk & Co 01 will be manufactured alongside each other in a new factory in China. Later on they will be joined by the Volvo S40 and by the Lynk & Co CS11.

Engines: a 1.5 liter three-cylinder engine with 180hp, a 1.5 plug-in hybrid with about 220hp 254hp, and a four-cylinder 2.0 turbo with 240hp.

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The XC40 can’t come soon enough for Volvo China now that the compact-luxury crossover-SUV segment is booming. Cars like the Audi A3, BMW X1, and Mercedes-Benz GLA are selling like hot rice in country.

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  1. No, the XC60 will be debuting at the Shanghai auto show in April. The XC60 will be debuting before the XC40, which will be debuting during the fall sometime


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