First official details of forthcoming XC40 announced - July 2017


The first details of the new XC40 small premium SUV have been officially released. Volvo has announced the first official details of the new XC40. The XC40 is Volvo’s first ever small premium SUV and will be fully unveiled in the coming months.

The initial details focus on the car’s extensive range of exterior and interior colour combinations, including two-tone bodywork colour schemes. This all highlights how much customers can personalise the XC40 to their exact tastes – in other words, the car can be as distinctive as the drivers.

“We wanted the XC40 to be a fresh, creative and distinctive member of the Volvo line-up, allowing its drivers to put their personality in their driveway. XC40 drivers are interested in fashion, design and popular culture, and often live in large, vibrant cities. They want a car that reflects their personality. The XC40 is that car,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Design Officer at Volvo Cars.

Street fashion, city architecture, high-end designer goods and popular culture were all sources of inspiration as Volvo’s design team defined materials, patterns and colour options for the XC40.

New interior colour choices include a warm Lava Orange carpet, an Oxide Red upholstery, and a range of new and distinctive trims and materials with designs inspired by urban architecture and cartography. Natural, felt-based carpets, headliners and door inserts deliver a modern touch.

Further XC40 details will be announced in the run-up to the car being officially revealed.