Volvo XC40 Electric to debut in 2019 – Here’s what you need to know so far

Volvo XC40 Electric to debut in 2019 – Here’s what you need to know so far

Volvo is set to launch an all-electric version of the XC40 SUV later this year.

The compact SUV was a hit for the carmaker when it launched offered an attractive package for motorists.

Express.co.uk praised the XC40 in its review saying it had ‘Cool styling, intelligent practicality, generous standard equipment and is a class leader in safety.’

The car is also generously equipped, is comfortable to drive and suitable for families.

It also secured the prestigious European Car of the Year in 2018 and garnered generally favourable reviews from motoring experts.

Now the car will be transformed and offered with an electric powertrain and will be revealed towards the end of the year, revealed Automotive News Europe.

Volvo has ambitions for half of its sales to account for full-electric cars by 2025, meaning his car will be crucial for them.

It will look to take on German rivals such as the Audi e-tron, Mercedes EQC and the Jaguar I Pace.

The car is likely to be but on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) that Volvo developed with Chinese sister brand Geely.

The announcement follows the introduction of the Polestar 2 earlier this year.

Polestar is now a separate brand to Volvo and focuses solely on performance electric cars.

There are no details about how much the electric XC40 will cost or any specs currently.

Published at Wed, 03 Apr 2019 09:01:00 +0000