The Swedish based automaker Volvo might delay the production of the entry-level crossover until an agreement with another carmaker for platform sharing will be reached.
Volvo won’t produce the entry-level crossover until a platform sharing agreement will be reached with another car manufacturer because the company says that the current Ford based architecture isn’t flexible enough in order to use it on a new crossover and the upcoming SPA (Scalable Platform Architecture) is just too large in order to be used on a new model which will rival the BMW X1 or the Audi Q3. Discussions are currently underway and no decision has been taken yet.
The new Volvo crossover will be based on the V40 hatchback and it’s expected to be named either the XC30 or the XC40. No more details on the model are being known for the moment but the Volvo V40 has been officially presented to the public earlier this year and the model has already hit several markets across the Old Continent, coming in three rim levels, the ES, the SE and the SE Lux, and offering its future owners a choice of five engines, two petrol burners and three diesels.
Source: Auto Motor Und Sport