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2020 Volvo XC40: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - October 02, 2018

Model Preview

In 2019, Volvo took a head-first dive into the compact-crossover segment with its all-new XC40. With the ink still wet on its press release, we expect the 2020 Volvo XC40 to be a carryover model.

As a carryover, we expect the 2020 Volvo XC40 to continue with the same tiny footprint, flat hood, upright nose, deep door scallops, puffed-up shoulders, and other design cues that made it stand out in 2019. We also expect the 2020 Volvo XC40’s interior to remain the same, including its upright dashboard with 9-inch touchscreen, metallic highlights, three-spoke steering wheel, pistol-grip shifter, and more. What will also carry on is the XC40’s delicate balance of rear-seat leg room and cargo capacity, which measure 36.1 inches and 20.7 cubic feet with the rear seats upright.

The current Volvo XC40 is very well-equipped for its class as its standard features include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, leather seating, a power driver’s seat, a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, a 9-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and more. We expect the 2020 Volvo XC40 to carry on with the same features.

2019 Volvo XC40

Under the skin, we see no changes coming to the XC40. This means we expect its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque to remain. The diesel engine, which is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that cranks out 187 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque, will also carry on. Both engines will continue to come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive will come standard on the diesel-fueled T4 model, while all-wheel drive will remain standard on the gasoline-fueled T5 model.

The IIHS has yet to test the Volvo XC40 for safety, but since it’s a Volvo, we all expect it to be among the safest in the class. Standard equipment on the current XC40 includes active lane control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, a rearview camera, and more. We expect this to all remain the same in the 2020 Volvo XC40.

Pricing & Release Date

There is no official word on the 2020 Volvo XC40’s release date, but we should learn more soon. Pricing is also unknown, but we expect it to remain similar to the 2019 model’s MSRP range of $34,195 to $40,745 (destination fees included).

The 2020 Volvo XC40’s competition will include the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and INFINITI QX30.

Learn about the current XC40 on sale now »


Pictured: 2019 XC40

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