Rugged XC40 will feature a raised ride height, wheel arch and sill extensions and four-wheel drive

An XC40 version of the new Volvo V40 hatchback will be unveiled at this autumn’s Paris motor show ahead of UK sales early next year.

As with other XC models, it will feature a raised ride height, wheel arch and sill extensions, four-wheel drive (possibly as an option) and interior alterations to suit its more rugged personality. 

Saloon and estate versions of the V40 have also been designed, but there are currently no plans for any other variants due to the car being developed during a profitability squeeze and the last phase of Ford ownership. However, there will be a plug-in hybrid version of the V40. 

 

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7 June 2012

XC60s are now very common in my area of the country. I hope to see the V40 build on that, along with the future XC40.

 

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