Volvo announces XC40 introduction for September 21 image

The Swedish automaker is most likely hoping the new XC40 crossover will take over as their best-selling SUV from the new XC60, judging by the number of teasers and hints they’ve released so far.

While the automaker has been intensely teasing the first-ever XC40, and we know a little bit about safety, practicality and small bits of design, they’ve done a good job of hiding the model overall. The latest set of teasers does give up a fair bit more of the exterior styling, along with the official reveal date of September 21st. Naturally, we’re not actually counting on major surprises coming from Volvo – this first model riding on the CMA platform rather than the SPA one will still make use of most of the design lines seen on the XC60 and XC90.

Volvo is jam packing its compact offering with all available goodies – from a 360-degree camera to Volvo’s “Pilot Assist” semi-autonomous driving system. The CMA platform, developed in cooperation with its parent company Geely, will also be used to underpin the new generation S40 and V40 models, along with the similar in size Lynk & Co. 01 crossover. Volvo has hinted a full range of three- and four-cylinder turbocharged engines will be available, along with a flagship plug-in hybrid option.