After a teaser photo was leaked online recently, the all-new Volvo XC40 now makes an appearance on several regional websites (Germany and Netherlands), ahead of its official reveal. Naturally, there isn’t a whole lot of information provided here, but you can sign up for an email blast when the compact SUV is out in the open.

The XC40 will ride on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), and will be the first model of its new 40 Series line-up. Initially previewed by the 40.1 concept shown last year, the XC40 will feature the company’s familiar Drive-E petrol and diesel engines, along with the likely adoption of a new T5 Twin Engine hybrid powertrain.

Design wise, the compact SUV will incorporate a few cues from its larger siblings, including the brand’s trademark Thor’s Hammer LED lighting setup. The interior also has a certain sense of familiarity, albeit with a few revisions to reflect its smaller size.

Volvo says the XC40 is a new take for the company, allowing its designers the freedom to craft a car that exudes vibrancy, individuality and playfulness – things that it claims are missing in the small SUV segment.

GALLERY: Volvo XC40 spyshots