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Volvo V40 Leaked!

Photos of the new (we are guessing 2013) Volvo V40 hatch have been leaked on the World Wide Web. The relatively affordable V40 wagon was sacked in 2004 along with the arrival of the gen two S40 and the replacement V50. However, given the leaked photos we have here, this new V40 is possibly better suited to replace the C30 as it is getting old to the point where a refresh won’t cut it anymore (much like the XC90).

At the moment, if you want something with a hatch and that’s not up in the sky in terms of ride height, your only option is the all-wheel-drive XC70 (the sleek V70 was dropped almost two years back now). This leaves wagon/hatch-goers to rely on the small and impractical C30 coupe which only sports 4-passenger capacity and a very quirky hatch. The new V40 will solve all that, taking design cues from the new S60 and the XC60 and shortening it all up. From the looks of it, the new model will not be as big as the outgoing V50 or V40, but will sure be bigger than the C30 which it seems to be replacing.

As you can see from the photos, a glass roof seems to be an option alla Ford Mustang. More details when Volvo releases them. Fingers crossed that this sexy new hatch will even cross the seas to our shores.

[Source: Autoblog]

Reader Comments (10)

Mazda 3 with Volvo badges...
Feb 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMario
Is it just me or the Scion Xb, the Nissan Cube, The Kia Soul and Ford Flex look more Volvo than current Volvo models...!! Even the 2012 Passat would better fit what a Volvo should be.
Feb 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarl
I'm for the new Volvo.

Much nicer looking that the rolling boxes they used to make.
Feb 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRP

To be fair, the V40 only really shares a platform with the Focus and Mazda3 save the floorpan. All other components are unique. The Audi TT shares a platform with the Golf, and those are vastly different machines (not spiritually of course).
Feb 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlex Niro
2011 Volvo sales in Canada: 6815 units... This is as miserable as Suzuki!!
As a comparison, with one niche model MINI sold 5155 vehicles.
Numbers don't lie.
Feb 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaoloF69
Looks more like an expensive Ford Focus - but hopefully better.
Mar 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHenry
I am very Excited to get some Details of V40.. I am trying to get some Info but I think most of them are Fake.. Does any place I can get the Proper Information...

Mar 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlbert Pinto
this is looking fantastic, specially it's headlights.
Apr 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergifts to pakistan
This looks really nice car although I don't like the back view.
Apr 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarport
It's funny, because this post is old, and im finding it now, and now, this vehicle is released AND I almost bought it. HOWEVER, to say the least, I bought the Kia Soul. It's just an all around better vehicle for me (and probably anyone) I was so close to getting the Volvo, then I, just for fun, went into my local kia dealer and told them straight up that i was on the verge of getting a Volvo. Wow, the great people at capital kia in yorkton (my hood) showed me some really cool thins I didnt know about the kia, and gave me a price no one could beat. there you have it, now Im a proud Kia driver. Really, local or far far away, I suggest doing business with these cats. Worth checking out, wherever you are.
Feb 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia Ray

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