Report: Volvo XC40 Crossover Due Within Three Years, Coming to U.S.

Report: Volvo XC40 Crossover Due Within Three Years, Coming to U.S.

The 40 Series returns to U.S. market.

  Volvo will bring its 40 Series cars back to the U.S. beginning with a new compact crossover like dubbed the XC40 (shown above in a spy photo). The move comes as Volvo commits to bringing its 40 Series cars back to the U.S. market, reports Automotive news.We heard previously that Volvo planned to sell its next generation of 40 models — including the V40 hatchback and S40 sedan — in the U.S. Volvo research and development vice president Peter Mertens told Automotive News that it is very important to offer those cars in the U.S. going forward.“We will have the next-generation 40 cars absolutely in the U.S.,” he said. “I think it was a mistake not having the V40, not being prepared for the U.S. It was a mistake, but it was in that time when the company was in extreme trouble.”Volvo CMA platform side view with text1 The Volvo V40, S40, and XC40 will be based on Volvo's new compact modular architecture (CMA) flexible chassis (pictured above). That platform will be shared with models from Volvo’s parent company, Geely, and will underpin every future Volvo from the 40 Series size and down. Underhood, expect the 40 models to offer Volvo’s new Drive-E three-cylinder turbocharged engines.Volvo has said the first CMA-platform model will launch in 2017. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson told Automotive News that those small cars will reach America within three years’ time, hinting an arrival date by 2019.
Source: http://www.automobilemag.com