The Swedish based automaker Volvo is planning to develop an off-road version of the V40, which will be named the XC40, and will hit the market this autumn.
After being officially presented to the public earlier this year during the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March, in a world premiere, the Volvo V40 is once again being placed into the spotlights, this time by the guys at autocar.co.uk, who are saying that the Northern hatchback will get an off-road version. According to our source, the off-road version of the Volvo V40 will actually become the fourth model in the XC range, and it’s expected to be named the XC40.
The Volvo XC40 will get all-wheel drive and some plastic cladding, which will differentiate it from the original V40 hatchback. Besides the Volvo XC40, the Swedish company is also planning to release a plug-in hybrid version of the V40, along with a sedan and an estate, but these last two have been currently put on hold because of financial reasons.
As a quick reminder, the Volvo V40 has is already available for its future customers across Europe, where the model can be bought for just over 22,000 euros for the base entry-level version. Under the hood, the Volvo V40 is coming with a choice of five engines, two petrol and three diesel burners.