Monday, November 15, 2021

2022 Volvo XC40: some changes for the new year...

And why???

The front end of the cool-looking Volvo XC-40 was perfectly fine. The new headlights are not an improvement at all. And do not match the rest of the angular design as well.

This is just changing for the sake of change.

I cannot see anything else new. Inside, there seems to be more open-pore wood trim. Which, I think, is great. That great-looking wood trim is fantastic in other Volvo models and the XC40 should have it too. 

So far, it has been available only on the top-of-the-line version of the small Volvo. It looks like Volvo has decided to offer it in more versions (maybe?) That aluminum trim always looked weird to me. Very "un-Volvo-like. And seems like a strange atempt to attract younger buyers.

Otherwise, the XC40 will probably be getting the revised powertrains with the 48 Volt Hybrid system Volvo has been offering in their other models for 2022.

Which is a good thing.



Zigfried Von Stuban said...

To lease these things you will end up paying more money than the more luxurious XC60. Why?

Patrick said...

FYI - the headlights and other front end revisions now match with the C40 Recharge.

Anonymous said...

Meh. Nothing much to see here. That c-pillar annoys me. Prolly blocks view, too. Blah.

Anonymous said...

Vince - When you're posting 'New vs Old' photos, is there a way you can start to label which is which?

I know it's obvious to YOU. But we can't always tell which photo is showing the newer model. (And like in this story about changes to the Volvo - you don't mention which photo is which wiithin the story).

Thanks in advance for whatever you're able to do.