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    Whoops! Volvo Hungary Accidently Reveals 2018 XC40

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      Someone at Volvo Hungary got a stern talking this week

    Next week, Volvo will debut their new XC40 crossover. They have already released a teaser video showing only small snippets of the models. However, one of Volvo's regional offices didn't get the memo to only post the teaser video.

    Volvo Hungary accidentally released a video showing the XC40 in full. The video has since been taken down, but various outlets have gotten screen caps of it. The production version almost mirrors the 40.1 concept with the same boxy shape. Inside, the XC40 appears to be slightly more casual in terms of design when compared to the XC60 and 90. At least the XC40 retains the large touchscreen.

    The XC40 is an important vehicle for Volvo. Aside from entering one of the hottest segments in the marketplace, the XC40 will be the first Volvo model using the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA). This was jointly developed by the Volvo and parent company Geely. The upcoming S40 and V40 will also use this architecture.

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    Have to say it is a nice CUV. I actually like the simplistic design of the dash. Clean and functional compared to some that tried to do this. I wonder about the R design label I see and there are other things I wonder about. Be interesting to read about the details come Sept 21st.

    I see NO VALUE in a Turbo 3 cylinder Engine.

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    58 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

    Why does no one make a floating roof 4-door coupe?

    Nissan does.

    Beat those dead horses some more.

    Modern design is like the closing scene to Animal House- the band is making noise but it's jammed up in the dead end alley- going nowhere. There are more players than ever, and they're all doing the same stylistic cues.

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    10 hours ago, balthazar said:

    Nissan does.

     

     

    Modern design is like the closing scene to Animal House- the band is making noise but it's jammed up in the dead end alley- going nowhere. There are more players than ever, and they're all doing the same stylistic cues.

    Remember when we had a similar discussion here about 10 years ago with regards to fender vents?

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    2 hours ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    Trends come, trends go...floating roof seems so 2015...boring, boring, boring.

    Or so 1959. :P

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    >"What's next?"<
    Some other recycled cue from the past, if you're lucky. There's not much at all left in the hopper.

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    Looks like all-black to me also. The beltline kick-up calls attention to the C-Pillar and invokes some of the 'floating' treatments. Nothing new here, either :

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    Not sure I like that kick-up being part of the back doors or the Camry XSE style black roof .  I would have been happier without them, just a mini-XC90 which it otherwise appears to be would have been fantastic.

    I wonder if it will get engines that are both supercharged and turbocharged like the XC90.  I would settle for an XC60 Turbocharged/Supercharged/Plug In Hybrid though.

     

     

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    Odd they went with a different greenhouse styling theme for this rather than go for a consistent approach that matches the XC60 and XC90...

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