The entry-level model of the Swedish manufacturer may be quite fresh, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see novelties in the near future. Moreover, we are about to see a completely new version, which will be called 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge. As you may presume, this will be an EV version of the small crossover. Moreover, this will be the first-ever electric model from Volvo. We count on great performances, as the latest reports suggest this model will be able to hit 60 in less than five seconds.
On the other side, standard models are expected to carry on in the same way. We are about to see familiar design and features, though it is always possible to see novelties in terms of standard equipment. On the other side, changes in terms of motorization are definitely not expected. The new 2021 Volvo XC40 should hit the market in late 2020.
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge
There’s no doubt that the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge is by far the most important novelty for the next year. The new version of the small crossover will be the first EV from the Swedish manufacturer and we already know pretty much all details about it. The whole system will be good for more than 400 horsepower, which promises excellent acceleration and overall performances. According to some sources, the new model will be able to hit 60 mph in less than five seconds.
Still, the thing that seems more important is that this model will feature a pretty large, 78-kWh battery pack. With such capacity, it’s no wonder that most experts suggest the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge will be able to make around 400 miles on a single charge. That sounds quite impressive. Another important thing to mention is that the battery will be positioned under the floor, so interior space and overall comfort won’t suffer.
2021 Volvo XC40 Design
The rest of the lineup is about to carry on in the same way. That means you may count on familiar design characteristics. The 2021 Volvo XC40 will continue to ride on the company’s new Compact Modular Architecture, which ensures a smooth and quite comfortable ride. Also, count on the same aesthetics. We don’t expect to see any particular visual change, which isn’t a bad thing at all, considering that the current model already looks pretty amazing.
Great interior quality is a common thing for all Volvo models and the XC40 definitely isn’t an exception. As you may presume, the 2021 Volvo XC40 will continue in the same way. We are about to see the same cabin, which is characterized by a simple but very stylish dashboard design, which features amazing materials. A large touchscreen and other tech goodies make it look even more opulent. Besides great quality, the cabin also offers great comfort, though a small cargo area could be taken as a drawback.
When it comes to standard equipment, we could see a couple of additions, but most things will probably remain the same. This includes tech goodies as well. The current model comes standard with things like 9-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi hotspot, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Additionally, you can get things like dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation, a 13-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, wireless charging etc.
When it comes to safety, all models come standard with things like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high-beam headlights, a rearview camera, traffic sign recognition, road departure mitigation etc. Additionally, you can get things like adaptive cruise control, a surround-view parking camera, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, reverse automatic braking etc.
2021 Volvo XC40 Engines
Other than a new electric version, the 2021 Volvo XC40 will carry on with familiar engines in the offer. This would mean two familiar versions of a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. Base models are good for about 190 horsepower. This seems pretty much okay for a daily ride, especially if we consider class-average mpg ratings, which go around 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. If you’re looking for something peppier, a 250-hp version of the engine offers notably better driving dynamics, but count on slightly lower fuel economy. Both versions come in pair with a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Volvo XC40 Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Volvo XC40 sometime in the last quarter of 2020. The same schedule is expected for the new EV version. The current model starts at around 34.000 dollars and we don’t expect bigger changes in the future. On the other side, the new 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge will probably go around 48.000 dollars.