Volvo teases electric XC40 design

The EV will have a frunk and no faux grille.

Volvo has released its latest teasers for the all-electric XC40, revealing a few more design details ahead of its debut later this month.

Design sketches confirm the EV will have a solid panel in place the the standard XC40's front grille, while the rear end also has a clean panel where the tailpipes have been omitted.
Like other modern EVs, the electric XC40 integrates its battery in the floor and provides an extra cargo stowage area underneath the front hood where the engine has been removed.
"Without the need for a grille we have created an even cleaner and more modern face, while the lack of tailpipes does the same at the rear," says Volvo Cars design head Robin Page. "This is the approach we will explore more and more as we continue down the road of electrification."
Eight colors will be available, including Sage Green metallic paint, with a standard black roof. The options list includes two new 19- and 20-inch wheel options.
The electric XC40 is scheduled for a full unveiling on October 16.

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