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New Volvo XC40's Styling Explained by Lead Designer

The tough little robot with heart and emotion By ,

Luxurious and highly connected, the all-new 2019 Volvo XC40 small crossover SUV will slide in beneath the XC60 in the automaker’s lineup when it hits the market in 2018. But already the model has garnered strong attention, thanks in no small part to its styling and technologies but also to the unique approach that guided its development.

While we await the occasion to try out the new XC40 and give you a more in-depth review, particularly regarding its driving dynamics, we invite you to check out the following video in which Ian Kettle, head of exterior design for the XC40, relates the more “human” side of the car he affectionately calls the “Tough Little Robot”.

Stay tuned as starting at the end of November we will be covering the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, which is set to host the North American premiere of the Volvo XC40. We will provide all the latest details on the highly anticipated crossover as they become available.