Those who are eagerly awaiting the reveal of the next generation Volvo XC60 and XC40, good news! The Swedish carmaker has announced on its official Facebook page that both SUV models will be make their debut this year.

“We’re delighted to announce that the new XC60 and XC40 will be arriving this year,” the caption on the Facebook post reads. No further details on either model was provided to go along with the announcement, nor any mention of dates.

However, we’ve already seen prototypes of the new XC60 and XC40, with the latter being recently sighted undergoing testing out in the snow. The smaller of the two SUVs will be underpinned by Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), and is set to be the first of the new generation 40 Series Volvos, previewed by the 40.1 concept.

The XC40 is expected to be powered by the T5 Twin Engine powertrain, which consists of a new 180 hp 1.5 litre three-cylinder Drive-E engine and a 55 kW electric motor positioned within the engine bay. Unlike the XC90’s T8 Twin Engine setup, which is effectively a hybrid all-wheel drive, the T5 Twin Engine sends power to the front wheels only. Other non-hybrid options should be offered as well.

As for the XC60, the SUV will adopt Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), which is also utilised on the XC90, S90 and V90. Powertrain options will likely include a range of Drive-E petrol engines, with the inclusion of a plug-in hybrid.

GALLERY: Volvo 40.1 concept

GALLERY: All-new Volvo XC40 prototype

GALLERY: All-new Volvo XC60 prototype