Volvo announced the premiere of the first electric crossover Volvo XC40October 2, 2019
The Swedish automaker previously announced the release of an electric version of its crossover, which will be the first electric car of the brand.
AutoTimesNews previously wrote that in October Volvo will release its first all-electric car, but it also represents one of the safest cars. Now the company has published the first details about the new product.
The all-electric XC40 retains all the features that made it one of the automaker’s best-selling models. He also received an elegant Scandinavian design language that combines attractive looks with utility and functionality.
The unique front grille, made in body color, creates a distinct visual identity in the front of the car, made possible by the fact that the electric car requires less air flow for cooling. The grille also neatly covers sensors for the new Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS).
The novelty will be offered in eight body colors, including the new metal version of Sage Green, which allows drivers to personalize the electric XC40, and a contrasting black roof is standard. Two new wheel options with a diameter of 19 and 20 inches provide an additional opportunity for personalization.
Inside is a completely new driver interface, specially designed for electric vehicles. It allows drivers to receive up-to-date information, such as battery status, and sports-style details, as well as carpets made from recycled materials, are presented in the interior design package.
The battery-powered XC40, first introduced in the 40.1 concept car 3 years ago, is also an example of sophisticated Volvo engineering. The novelty was created on the compact modular architecture of Volvo CMA, which was designed from the very beginning taking into account the electrification, and the battery is built into the floor of the car, without affecting the interior space.
Unique to the XC40 electric, the special front cargo compartment located under the hood provides about 30 liters of additional cargo space because the electric motor takes up less space than the internal combustion engine.
Volvo Cars will present more detailed information about the all-electric XC40 in the coming weeks, and the presentation of the news will take place on October 16th.
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