Volvo’s first stand-alone electric car will be a production version of the 40.2 concept seen in May last year, Autocar can reveal.
Much like the 40.1 concept unveiled alongside it, which has since become the production XC40 crossover, very few design details will change for the final model. When first revealed, it was widely reported that the 40.2 was a hint at the next-generation V40 and S40 but, in fact, the concept’s electric powertrain gave the biggest clue of all.
Opinion: Volvo must capitalise on its electric advantage now However, the coupé-like hatchback will fall under the 40-badged family of models, given its size and concept name, and broadly share the same design language as its siblings.
Volvo has officially confirmed that a stand-alone electric model will arrive in 2019 but has not given any more details. However, boss Håkan Samuelsson told Autocar at the XC40 launch in September that it would arrive before any electric variants of existing models. An electric XC40 is expected to be the second pure-electric Volvo.
* All vehicle images and car descriptions on this site are for illustration and reference purposes only and are not necessarily an accurate representation of the vehicle on offer.
0161 808 3778
Compare Your Car Lease
23a Princess Street
Compare Your Car Lease are a credit broker and not a lender, we are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered No : 835353
Registered in England & Wales with company number : 11802940 | Data Protection No : ZA519189 | VAT No : 315818891
Registered Office : 43 Bent Street, Manchester, M8 8NW
Copyright © 2019 Compare Your Car Lease, All rights reserved.