According to the latest reports, the Swedish automaker is working on a platform that will underpin the Volvo XC20 model. The forthcoming model will be a small SUV, and the release date is expected by 2022. Moreover, Volvo will incorporate bold design language, as well as the refined 1.5-liter turbocharged engine. The company will add new models in the following years. The main goal of this project is to compete with other European carmakers, such as Audi and BMW.
This particular model, the XC20, will compete against Audi Q2 and BMW X2. In recent time, Volvo develops versatile platforms, and smaller capacity powertrains as well. Therefore, we expect that vehicles like XC100 and XC20 will provide excellent performance and premium features. As for the design language, we have no doubt when it comes to Volvo’s perfect aesthetics. The small SUV is currently under development, and the launch is set for 2022.
Volvo XC20 Platform
As we mentioned, Volvo is working on the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture). This platform will be used on smaller models from the lineup. The company’s primary goal is to meet the requirements of the customers. Also, Volvo wants to fulfill the needs of the demanding SUV market. Of course, we are aware that the crossover market is overgrowing. So, for brands like Volvo, it’s crucial to stay afloat. The introduction of new models and to update the older ones could help the process.
According to the reports from the automotive industry, the small SUVs will get past 2 million sales by next year. So, the production of XC20 is a smart move since the company is already developing the second generation of the large-car platform – The SPA2. Therefore, Volvo could cover different areas of interest with the upcoming projects.
Even though the majority of mainstream companies investing a vast amount of resources in the researches and development phase, it seems like the Audi Q2 stands alone in the luxury class. Now, that’s a perfect opportunity for the upcoming Volvo XC20. Under the hood of the small SUV will be a refined 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, good for around 150 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque.
The powertrain will be connected to a 6-speed manual transmission, providing a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 9.4 seconds. So, as the arrival of brand-new Audi’s Q2 is eagerly awaited, the Volvo XC20 might snatch some attention to itself as well. The main advantages of the small Swedish SUV will be the perfect design, outstanding safety, and price. Once it hit the streets, we expect that the XC20 achieve good sales figures, and gain a respectful amount of admirers.
Volvo XC20 Release Date and Price
At the moment, the Gothenburg-based company didn’t reveal the potential starting price of the Volvo XC20. However, taking into account the pricing strategy, we expect that the small SUV will be more affordable than the forthcoming XC100. The flagship SUV comes with an estimated price of $104,500 (94,000€), so the XC20 will probably start below $100K. The release date is expected by 2022.