Volvo V40, S60L Heading to the US
The next-generation Volvo V40 is heading to the U.S. in 2017.
According to a new report the next V40 is being designed with Europe and the U.S. markets in mind and is currently scheduled to debut sometime in 2017.
Based on the Volvo-Geely Compact Modular Architecture, the new V40 will replace the outgoing model seen above and will likely offer a hybrid variant. In addition, the Swedish automaker’s vice president, Alain Visser, also confirmed that the long-wheelbase S60L will make its way to the U.S. later this year. Up until now, the Volvo S60L has only been sold in China and this is the first confirmation that it’ll be offered in other markets.
Joining the V40 in the future will be an XC40 model, a lifted crossover variant that will replace the V40 Cross Country in other markets. It’s unclear whether the XC40 will also make its way to the U.S., but considering the automaker currently offers the V60 Cross Country, it’s a strong possibility a smaller version will help cover additional segments as Volvo looks to capture more market share.
[Source: De Telegraaf]
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