The Volvo XC40 is the brand’s current addition to the compact high-end segment where this model breaks the BMW X1, Audi Q3, Infiniti QX30, and Mercedes GLA. The model debuted for the 2019 model year, and the 2020 XC40 comes with more basic features in some trims. The 2021 Volvo XC40 brings a new round of upgrades.
As part of the brand’s broad electrification plan, the XC40 will get the all-electric variation, which needs to debut quickly. Volvo wishes to electrify the entire models’ range by 2025, and pure electrical powertrains ought to power half of the models while the remainder of the range needs to utilize the hybrid units. The XC40 EV will be the very first Volvo-badged all-electric model.
Volvo likewise revealed recently the plug-in hybrid XC40 variant, which needs to go on sale as the 2021 model. With the XC40 PHEV, the brand is the very first in the industry to use every model with the plug-in hybrid setup.
Volvo will reveal more details about the all-electric XC40 soon, and more details ought to also appear about the conventionally powered 2021 XC40.
2021 Volvo XC40 Design
The all-electric version of the 2021 Volvo XC40 will be the brand’s very first series-production pure electric model after the years of advancement and investment. Volvo revealed some information about the model and its appearance. However, more details will emerge in the coming days.
The new all-electric XC40 will be based on the very same Compact Modular Architecture, which underpins the regular XC40 and is created with the electrification in mind.
Volvo said that XC40 EV features a unique appearance compared to the regular XC40. The model will get the body-colored insert instead of the brand name’s signature grille while the “thor’s hammer” headlights will be familiar form. The electrical model will also embrace the same design theme for the rear fascia, but the rear bumper will come without the exhaust pipes. The green-tech XC40 will also use a new Sage Green metallic color and basic contrasting roofing painting. The model will also use unique styling 19- and 20-inch wheels.
No information appeared about the regular 2021 XC40, but it must return in the present type. The plug-in hybrid variation will likewise be hardly distinguishable from the combustion engine-only powered XC40.
2021 Volvo XC40 Interior
The cabin of the battery-powered variation and regular model must look comparable. Volvo announced, however, that XC40 EV will be first to get an Android-driven infotainment system with Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play. The system must offer unprecedented personalization capability and intuitiveness. This system will likewise be the very first to permit cordless software application updates. The XC40 EV will also feature the special details on the display and diver cluster.
Volvo hasn’t clarified yet would this new Android-based incontinent system appears in the regular XC40 version for the 2021 model year.
The XC40 will come fully equipped from the base version and with the award-winning security technologies.
2021 Volvo XC40 Performance
With the recent intro of the plug-in hybrid version of the 2021 Volvo XC40, the Swedish brand name is the first in the industry to offer the PHEV variant of every vehicle. The PHEV XC40 debuted for the European market while Volvo hasn’t confirmed its arrival to the US yet.
The plug-in hybrid XC40 combines a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with the electrical motor and battery pack for the total output of 262 hp. The electrical motor gets the power from the 10.7-kWh battery, which needs about 2.5 hours for the full recharge difficult the fast charge. Volvo promises 28.6 miles of the all-electric range with the PHEV XC40. With the depleted battery, the model runs like the hybrid.
There are no numerous details about the powertrain capability of the upcoming XC40 EV. Volvo will use two electric motors to power the front and rear wheels. It’s not known what power and acceleration level the model will offer. The model is expected to guarantee more than 250 miles on the single charge, and different battery choices need to be offered.
The conventionally-powered XC40 will return with the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine integrated with the 8-speed automatic transmission. The T4 version will produce 187 hp and 221 pound-feet of torque. The T5 will output 248 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque.
2021 Volvo XC40 Release and Price
The 2021 Volvo XC40 will go on sale in 2020. The PHEV model will cost around $50, 500 in Europe. The pure-electric XC40 will debut quickly with the on-sale date later on in 2020 and price in the $40,000 range. The regular variation must begin at about $33, 000.