Volvo has unveiled a new teaser trailer for its forthcoming compact SUV – the XC40 – as well as a photograph teasing the car’s bonnet, grille and bumper design.
The XC40 will be revealed in its entirety on September 21st 2017 via a Facebook live stream on Volvo’s official page.
In the trailer for the new car, we see more elements of the design teased.
It looks like the Swedish manufacturer has opted to include their signature Thor hammer-shaped headlights, which have become a staple element across their range.
The video also reveals the car will have contrasting colour glass roof, and also teases a brief glimpse of the car’s badging on the front and back.
In addition to this, an official picture released by Volvo reveals the front-end of the car and its proportions.
XC40 has a muscular face and proportions with a raised and curved bonnet, chrome grille and protruding front bumper.
We haven’t seen pictures of the car’s silhouette and shape but we imagine it will follow that of the XC60 and XC90 but with reduced proportions.
Previous information revealed about the XC40 was the highly functional interior and clever storage solutions to maximise space inside.
Volvo also revealed the car would be its most customisable ever with bold colour palettes and materials on offer.
The Swedish manufacturer also claimed the upcoming vehicle will be the safest vehicle in its segment.
Volvo says that they have achieved these goals by incorporating technology design for the XC90/XC60 into the XC40 despite its reduced size.
It will benefit from Volvo’s City Safety but also a new piece of technology which detects potential accidents with other cars, cyclists and pedestrians and can slow the vehicle down.
XC40 is expected to cost around £20,000 when it goes on sale.
The official event will be streamed on Facebook live from Volvo Studio in Milan at 11:15 CET on September 21.
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