An apparent slip-up by the German Volvo Cars website led to a peak of the 2018 Volvo XC40. The photo was taken down quickly, according to Autocar, which suggests it was almost certainly an official Volvo photo.
Volvo’s XC90 and S90 heralded the rebirth of Volvo, but those big-ticket cars won’t save the company. What Volvo needs is a big volume, mass-market seller to bring its Swedish revolution to the Youths and the masses. If you’re a Youth or a Mass, these are the guts of underneath your next Swedish runabout.
Today, Volvo announced their new modular small-car architecture with the Concept 40.1 and Concept 40.2, respectively previewing the XC40 crossover and S40 production cars. The designs are very clean and lovely, worthy of a parking spot within a Scandinavian furniture store.
Volvo's CEO says a bunch of all new models will be launched before February, 2019. Following the new XC90, there will be a new S90 and V90 replacing the S80 and the V70 next year. And that's just the start.
The relationship between spy photographer and prototype engineer is something akin to hunter and prey. Engineers often do their best to evade the prying lens by fleeing but will, on occasion, try to attack the photographer.