According to unnamed dealer sources in the UK, Volvo is planning to add two new crossovers to its lineup, as reported by Automotive News.
Volvo’s all-electric C40 will be a small, coupe-style SUV catered towards younger buyers. The dealer sources claim the C40 will be “diminutive” and a “sporty-looking version of the XC40”.
The model should share the same grille as the XC40 Recharge P8, however the C40 will be distinguished by a sloping roofline and new tail-light design.
According to the sources, Volvo expects to sell approximately 8000 C40s per year.
Above: Volvo XC40 Recharge
The report suggests the XC100 will share a platform with the XC90, however the overall size will be bigger – the XC100 expected to come in roughly 18cm longer and 13cm wider than the XC90.
A shared parts catalogue between the XC100 and XC90 should also keep development costs down.
XC100s will be available in six or seven seat configurations, with third-row access improved by way of "captains' chairs" in the second row.
The new models are part of Volvo’s electrification strategy that sees each new vehicle in the line-up receive some form of electric power through either a hybrid system or full-electric power train.
The C40 is expected in the second half of 2021. The XC100 should make an appearance in late 2023 with an electric version in 2024.