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2018 Volvo XC40 accidentally leaked by… Volvo

Volvo Hungary will have copped it after it released an extended version of the teaser video for the new Volvo XC40, launching on 21 September.

THE ALL-NEW 2018 VOLVO XC40 has broken cover after Volvo Hungary accidentally published yesterday the full version of Volvo’s teaser video. The new compact SUV will make its global debut on 21 September.

The images here are making their way across the Internet after automotive portal, Carscoops found the full video. As you can see in the image above, the new XC40 clearly takes styling cues from its bigger brothers the XC60a and XC90 with its Thor’s Hammer headlight treatment clearly visible.

As your eye follows towards the back of the car, the thing looks attractive, until you get to that kink which unless its see-through will be a hell of a blindspot. The video revealed we can also expect wireless charging and a host of clever safety tech that’s already been announced by Volvo.

Safety and driver assistance features offered on the XC40 include Volvo’s semi-autonomous Pilot Assist system, the latest generation of City Safety, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic alert with auto brake and the 360° Camera that helps drivers manoeuvre their car into tight parking spaces. These and other technologies make the XC40 one of the best-equipped small premium SUVs.

“Modern city life presents complex challenges for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and other road users. With the XC40, we aim to reduce the so-called cognitive load on the driver. While our safety and driver assistance systems actively identify and mitigate potential conflicts, you as a driver can relax more and therefore enjoy city driving,” said Malin Ekholm, Vice President Volvo Cars Safety Centre.

The new XC40 will be Volvo’s first model to be rolled out on its Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) which was jointly developed between Volvo and parent company Geely. In 2015, Volvo announced it would use just two platforms for its vehicles going forward, the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) which sits under the XC90 and XC60, etc and CMA for smaller vehicles.

“Shared technology between SPA and CMA will include powertrains (both conventional and new plug-in hybrid variants) and the infotainment, climate and data network and safety systems taking the Swedish car maker ever closer to its vision of no deaths or injuries in its new cars by 2020,” Volvo said in a statement back in 2015.

We don’t know local pricing or delivery times. Stay tuned for more information after the global reveal.

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Isaac Bober

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