Volvo is preparing for the premiere of two new crossovers

Volvo is preparing for the premiere of two new crossovers

March 8, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Volvo plans to expand its line of models with a pair of completely new crossovers: the coupe-shaped C40 and the full-size flagship XC100.

According to Automotive News, referring to the participants of the next conference of Volvo dealers, which recently took place in the US city of Las Vegas, the Swedish brand is preparing for the premiere in the foreseeable future two completely new cars. First, the Volvo lineup will replenish with the C40 crossover, which, as the index hints, will be a coupe-like version of the compact crossover XC40. It is designed for young buyers and will debut in the second half of 2021. According to dealers, the car will have a lower roof with a pronounced slope, new design lights and a radiator grill from the XC40 Recharge, as the novelty will receive an electric power plant. Volvo expects to sell about eight thousand C40 per year.

The second novelty is the luxury flagship crossover XC100. The full-size car will be built on the XC90 platform, which will allow Volvo to save significant funds on the development and production of the model. The XC100 will be about 18 centimeters longer and 13 centimeters wider than the XC90 crossover. He will receive a third row of seats and will be available both in a seven-seater configuration with a three-seater sofa in the second row, and in a six-seater – with separate seats. The Swedes consider competitors of the future flagship crossover models such as the Mercedes-Benz GLS and BMW X7. The premiere of the news is expected in the second half of 2023. Most likely, the car will receive a hybrid power plant, but the appearance of an electric version is also possible.