The all-new 2020 Volvo XC50 is a coupe-like SUV that will hit the markets next year or so. It will be the very first opportunity for the customers to try and go for this modern vehicle. This coupe SUV is one very practical model that is more like XC60 but in coupe form. It is stylish, it is modern, and it will serve as an alternative to the BMX X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.
The upcoming 2020 Volvo XC50 started its path as a concept. With that in mind, we expect from Swedish carmaker to design a model that is closer to the concept than to the XC60. The exterior will look very stylish and sporty while the interior will offer astonishing modern and upscale amenities. This coupe SUV will offer petrol, diesel and hybrid drivetrain options, just like the XC60.
2020 Volvo XC50 will also borrow some styling cues from the XC60
The exterior of the 2020 Volvo XC50 will be similar to the XC concept model. As we said, this coupe SUV will also borrow some styling cues from the XC60. The styling is elegant which includes Thor’s hammer headlights, sportier bumpers, and a sloping roofline. We hope the hook-like brake lights will make the production as the design is gorgeous. On the other hand, exhaust pipes that are peeking out through the rear bumper will not make a production for sure. It will probably be replaced by a pair of more conventional units.
On top of that, hidden door handles can be seen on the concept, but that piece of styling is unlikely. Even the two-door version is unlikely. We are pretty sure the upcoming XC50 will arrive as a four-door model. The front grille looks very prominent and the vertical bars are visible. That is an interesting piece of design as the rest of the XC series is sporting horizontal bars. Body and character lines are looking very modern and additional chrome work is providing more elegance.
2020 Volvo XC50 cabin is filled with lots of new techs
The concept is providing a somewhat unreal interior design. There is no way the interior of the upcoming 2020 Volvo XC50 will look like that. With that in mind, we expect from the coupe SUV to deliver an interior closer to the XC60 model. Four-passenger layout will not be available, for the start. Who on Earth is building an SUV with four seats? Don’t expect the rear bucket seats as the rear bench for three is more realistic and more practical outcome. Up front, an 8-inch touchscreen will sit vertically and the cabin will sport another driver’s display. Analog dials will not be in the offer.
The comfort is great as the XC50 offers plush leather upholstery. We like the unpolished wood trims and the plastic materials that aren’t cheap at all. The seats are sporty and very supportive, especially the front seats. The center console will sit below the dashboard. When it comes to optional amenities, a panoramic moonroof and Bowers & Wilkins audio system will be in the offer for sure. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will probably finish on the list of standard equipment. The interior room is generous, however, sloping roofline will decrease the overall headroom.
2020 Volvo XC50 powertrain output will be around 390 horsepower
Now the things are getting more interesting. First of all, Swedish carmaker won’t build an all-new engine, that strategy is too expensive. The arriving 2020 Volvo XC50 will get the same drivetrain lineup as the XC60 model. That includes petrol, diesel and hybrid engines. The base unit will be a D4 diesel while the T8 hybrid will deliver the best performance. D4 and D5 diesel are available and those two will offer a manual transmission. The 2.0-liter petrol unit will produce around 250 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque.
D5 diesel generates around 300 horsepower and almost 300 lb-ft of torque. We can’t predict the exact output numbers as this is an all-new model. Of course, the most interesting drivetrain is the T8 hybrid. This combination will look to utilize a 2.0-liter unit with the electric motor. According to Volvo, total output will be around 390 horsepower. A four-wheel-drive setup will be optional and more recommendable for the XC50 Hybrid. The hybrid model will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds.
2020 Volvo XC50 price and release date
Swedish carmaker didn’t release any official information or at least some closer details. The price of the forthcoming 2020 Volvo XC50 is still a mystery. If we look at the idea where the 2020 Volvo XC50 will slot between the XC40 and XC60 model the price might be easy to determine. Moreover, the all-new coupe SUV will look to serve as an alternative to the BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC.
With all those facts, the price will start at around $42,000. Be sure that there will be a couple of trim levels, so the price will go over $50,000. Volvo’s newest model will most likely arrive in the first quarter of 2020.