A teaser video published last week by the Swedish company was by mistake published on one of Volvo’s international Facebook page of a local division, seemingly revealing everything about the design of the compact crossover ahead of its intended reveal.
The official introduction for the XC40 is coming September 21, but before that we can actually have a glimpse of the full-blown design with no camouflage at all, courtesy of an intended error/honest mistake coming from the company’s Hungarian unit – it’s needless to say the footage has since been taken down, but the Internet does have screen shots. We have pretty much the entire exterior design, with Volvo of course using for the footage a top of the line sporty R-Design trim – and we’re happy to say the 40.1 concept was put to good use for the series production version as well.
The two vehicles look almost as if they were twins, since the company also opted to use in the teaser the exact paint scheme – white body contrasted by black roof and pillars. The first-ever XC40 compact crossover does have production implementations – regular side mirrors, as well as normal door handles. On the inside, the XC40 takes cues from its bigger brothers – the XC60 and XC90 – but also from the S90/V90 models when it comes to the vertical air vents on the center console. We also noticed the technical gizmos – digital instrument cluster, wireless charging pad, along with the Sensus infotainment system.