New Volvo XC40 Coming in April

Sebastien Bell
by Sebastien Bell

Update: We have since found out from a spokesperson that Volvo has “no plans to reveal the XC40 in Shanghai.” We apologize for the mistake

We’ve been eagerly awaiting the new 40 series Volvos since the 40.1 concept (seen above) was first shown in May and now we finally know when our patience will be rewarded. The new XC40 is set to debut at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show this April.

The compact SUV will sit on the CMA platform that’s being shared with the Geely Lynk & Co. 01, also expected to premiere in Shanghai. Both SUVs are to be assembled at a new factory in China.

An S40 sedan will eventually join the XC40 and together Volvo hopes they will conquer the premium small car market, competing against cars like the Audi A3 and the BMW X1.

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Under the hood, the XC40 is expected to come with the option of a 1.5-liter three cylinder engine that makes 180 hp, a 2.0-liter four pot that makes 240 hp, or a 1.5-liter plug-in hybrid that makes 250 hp.

The XC40 is expected to come stateside late 2017 or early 2018.

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Sebastien Bell
Sebastien Bell

Sebastien is a roving reporter who covers Euros, domestics, and all things enthusiast. He has been writing about the automotive industry for four years and obsessed with it his whole life. He studied English at the Wilfrid Laurier University. Sebastien also edits for AutoGuide's sister sites VW Vortex, Fourtitude, Swedespeed, GM Inside News, All Ford Mustangs, and more.

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