The fashion for crossovers with a falling roofline, the so-called “coupe-like” ones, came from the German SUV BMW X6, released back in 2008. Moreover, for many years, such an interpretation of the classic crossover did not enjoy much interest from automakers.
Everything has changed in the last few years when Audi, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and other automakers introduced their cross-coupes. The Swedish Volvo also decided to keep up with them. Its firstborn in this niche is the Volvo C40 Recharge. This is the coupe variant of the XC40 Recharge electric cross.
The same 402-strong twin-engine power plant is responsible for its performance, only now its body has become more elegant. The Swedes were a little late in the development of this niche, but the brand has a chance to get into the front ranks due to the release of new coupe-like SUVs.
The brand is going to attract customers by its versatility and high ground clearance. If the public accepts the new C40 well, then the Swedes can start producing coupe variants for the larger crossovers XC60 and XC90.
Recall that earlier Volvo patented the trade name “XC50”.
However, the novelty is unlikely to look like a coupe: its index begins with the letter “X”, not “C”. Moreover, the announced new items can replace the current sedans and station wagons.
In general, the brand is going to produce cars that meet the needs of customers, including in the field of electrification. At the same time, the automaker wants to preserve its corporate identity.
We also advise you to watch a detailed review of the Volvo XC40 from the FineAuto team: