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Elektrikli Volvo XC40, birkaç hafta sonra tanıtılacak. Volvo, teaser kampanyasına devam ettiği araçtan yeni görüntüler yayınladı. Firmanın ilk resmi EV modeli olacak crossover, 40.1 adı verilen konsept tasarım ile 2016 yılında karşımıza çıkmıştı. Şimdi ise sıra üretim versiyonunda.

İçten yanmalı motorunu kaybeden araç, haliyle, motorunu soğutacak geniş ızgaraya ihtiyaç duymuyor. İşte tam da bu sebepten ötürü Volvo, geleneksel ızgara tasarımını bir panel ile kapatarak gövdenin tek bir parça gibi görünmesini sağlamış. Bu yeni ek parça ayrıca Volvo'nun Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) adı verilen teknolojisini de barındırıyor.

Gallery: Volvo XC40 Electric

İçten yanmalı motorun ortadan kalkmasının bir artısı daha var. Bu da ön kısımdaki alanın artık bir bagaj olarak kullanılabilmesi. "Frunk" adı verilen bu kısım yaklaşık 30 litrelik ekstra kargo kapasitesi bulunuyor. Bu kulağa çok fazla gelmese de arka kısımda tam teşekküllü bir bagaj olduğunu da unutmamak gerek.

Alıcılar aracı 8 farklı renk seçeneği ile satın alabilecek. Seçilecek renk, standart olarak sunulan siyah tavan ile birlikte tamamlanacak. Standart XC40'ın aksine elektrikli kardeşi 19 ve 20 inçlik alaşım jantlar ile gelecek.

Yukarıdaki video sayesinde aracın yeni dijital gösterge paneline de ufak bir bakış atabiliyoruz. Bu sistem aracın elektrikli yapısı için özel olarak tasarlanmış. Farklı ekranlar arasındaki geçiş oldukça pürüzsüz görünürken grafiklerin temizliği ve detaylara gösterilen özen dikkat çekiyor.

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Fully electric Volvo XC40 SUV heralds new electric future and does more with less

Sometimes less really is more: the forthcoming battery-powered Volvo XC40 SUV, Volvo Cars’ first fully electric car, proves that Volvo cars can be made better by taking certain things away.

The advance of electric cars constitutes the biggest change in the history of the automobile. For the first time in over a century, cars move without a petrol or diesel engine in the engine bay and have a battery in the floor, changing the car at its core.

It also means cars no longer need tailpipes or a large grille for cooling purposes, while the removal of an internal combustion engine creates extra room for even more storage space under the front hood.

At the same time the fully electric XC40 retains all the features that have made it one of Volvo Cars’ best-selling models. It also embraces the elegant, Scandinavian design language that has defined Volvo’s rebirth and combines good looks with utility and functionality.

“The roots of Scandinavian design are based on visual clarity and the reduction of element. The XC40 is a great example of this,” said Robin Page, head of design at Volvo Cars. “Its bold, instantly recognisable design is now even sleeker and more modern in the all-electric version. 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. This is the approach we will explore more and more as we continue down the road of electrification.”

A unique, covered front grille in body colour creates a distinct visual identity at the front of the car, made possible by the fact that an electric car needs less air flow for cooling purposes. The grille also neatly packages the sensors for the new Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) sensor platform.

Eight exterior colours, including a brand new Sage Green metallic option, allow drivers to personalise their electric XC40, while a contrasting black roof comes as standard. Two new 19” and 20” wheel options provide further opportunity for personalisation.

Inside, a brand new driver interface specifically designed for electric cars keeps drivers up to date on relevant information such as battery status, while the interior design package features sporty styling details as well as carpets made of recycled materials.

The battery-powered XC40, first previewed in the electric 40.1 Concept vehicle of 2016, is also an example of smart Volvo engineering. Based on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which was designed from the outset with electrification in mind, the battery pack is integrated into the floor of the car without affecting interior space.

This means the wealth of suitable and functional storage space around the cabin remains in place as one of the major attractions of the XC40. An ingenious and radical new approach to interior design provides XC40 drivers with, among other things, more functional storage space in the doors and under the seats, a fold-out hook for small bags and a removable waste bin in the tunnel console.

Unique to the electric XC40, a special front load compartment (or ‘frunk’) located under the front hood provides around 30 litres of extra load space because an electric motor takes less space than a combustion engine.

Volvo Cars will reveal more details about the fully electric XC40 in the coming weeks, before it will be first shown to the public on October 16.