Sales Of Volvo XC40 PHEV To Begin In 2018

6 months ago by Mark Kane 12

Volvo Concept 40.1 rear three-quarters

Volvo Concept 40.1 profile

Volvo is conducting winter tests of its upcoming XC40 small SUV that is scheduled for market launch later this year.

The production model is a derivative of 40 series concept cars (the 40.1 and 40.2) from last Spring.

It will also be the first Volvo built on the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), specifically designed for both conventional and plug-in models with the company’s new 3-cylinder engines.

The plug-in hybrid version of XC40 is to arrive on the market in 2018 as the XC40 T5 Twin Engine (as we understand it).

Specs include a 9.7 kWh battery and a 55 kW electric motor (FWD), coupled with 3-cylinder petrol engine and 7-speed dual clutch transmission.

The PHEV is said to be good for 50 km (31 miles) of all electric range, however in the real world one should likely expect about 40 km (25 miles).

source: Autocar, Autocar and Autotrader

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12 responses to "Sales Of Volvo XC40 PHEV To Begin In 2018"

  1. Zim says:

    Looks really good.

    1. Anon says:

      I like it also, except for the huge grill in the front. If one smoothed that area over (like a Model 3), it would look A LOT like a Tesla…

      1. JayTee says:

        Which Tesla?

  2. William says:

    Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV may not get in NA before this Volvo PHEV.

  3. Great looking SUV. A shame it does not have at least a 16kWh battery which would qualify it for the maximum US Federal tax credit, and give it more practical all-electric range.

    1. DJ says:

      agreed although I wonder how the all electric driving would be with such a small motor. This is more like an extended range hybrid or something.

  4. Miggy says:

    Also under powered with only a 55 kW electric motor when the BMW i3 has 125 kW and the Bolt has 150 kW.

    1. trackdaze says:

      They are full ev’s so have no ive to suplement power.

      Maybe a better reference point is a chevy volt phev with a 110kw. Golf gte 75kw

      or mitsubishi outlander phev that has two 60kw electric motors!

      So yes still appears to be well underdone.

    2. Energy says:

      The small engine will help you drive more energy efficiant.

  5. Rick Kop says:

    Looks really nice but why only 25 miles of range? Common now The Volt gets 50. If I can’t get at least get 40 miles of electric range I’ll have to keep looking

  6. Mr T says:

    I want them for 2017!

  7. Daniel Watkins says:

    Video is down.