New Volvo XC40 SUV to be 'revealed shortly'

Claudine Rigal
Juillet 22, 2017

It's already been reported that Volvo is going to more further downmarket with a new smaller SUV - dubbed the Volvo XC40. The teaser images attached will certainly be welcomed by fans of macro photography, as they show some of the materials that will be used on the highly anticipated small SUV.

According to Volvo, the XC40's dozens of interior and exterior color combos will achieve segment-record high levels of "vibrancy, individuality, and playfulness" and let owners "put their personality in their driveway".

The vehicle remains completely under wraps, but Volvo says that the XC40 will offer a wide and "vibrant" colour palette, with two-tone paint finishes available too.

Volvo's Vice President of Design, Robin Page, said, "Our customer research clearly showed that for the XC40 and for this segment, we needed a wider selection of colours and materials than we usually offer".

As you can see, there's plenty of textures on show, with inspiration coming in the form of driftwood, street fashion, city architecture, high-end designer goods and popular culture, among others. They want a vehicle that reflects their personality. As Volvo Cars has never designed a vehicle like the XC40 before, we could start from scratch and give it energy and playfulness.

Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Design Officer at Volvo Cars, says the Volvo XC40 will stand out from the premium small SUV pack. "What we created is a auto with a tough attitude that feels fresh, energetic and confident", said Ebba Maria Thunberg, Vice President Colour & Materials at Volvo Cars.

On the outside, color combinations will range from a solid monochromatic theme, to dual compositions in vivid colors, whereas interior 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.

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