Volvo V40 News

  • Volvo 40.2 concept

    Volvo's handsome V40 compact hatchback sold overseas won't get a repeat. That's according to the Swedish brand's European boss, Lex Kerssemakers, who has revealed that Volvo will replace the V40 with a high-riding model of some sort. “We need to do something more creative, which is why we decided not to replace the V40 directly,” Kerssemakers told Autocar in an interview published Thursday. Volvo already sells the XC40 crossover SUV in the compact class. This means a new high-riding model will likely feature a different body style. A likely bet is a crossover with coupe-like...

  • Volvo 40.1 concept
    Volvo concepts preview new S40 and XC40 compact cars

    With the launch of its large cars complete, Volvo is now focused on introducing a new generation of compact cars. The first of these compacts, or “40” series models, isn’t due until 2017 but to help build excitement—and perhaps persuade buyers to hold off on a...

  • 2017 Volvo V40, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    Volvo V40 updated, next-gen model bound for US

    Volvo’s rival to premium compact hatchbacks like the Audi A3 Sportback and Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the V40, isn’t offered in the United States though that is set to change with the next-generation model. However, a new V40 isn’t due for a couple of years still so in the meantime...

  • 2014 Volvo V40 D2 diesel - UK first drive
    V40 Polestar To Be The Next Fast Volvo?

    Swedish tuning firm Polestar needs very little introduction. It takes sensible Volvos, paints them an eye-searing shade of blue, and makes them very brisk indeed. It's managed to turn the S60 sedan and V60 wagon into proper drivers cars, and already taken victory in Australia's V-8 Supercars...

  • 2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country
    2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country Preview: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Volvo has unveiled the crossover version of its stylish V40 hatch, which it is calling the V40 Cross Country. The latest addition to the automaker’s lineup will be on display next week at the 2012 Paris Auto Show where it will be starring alongside a new V40 R-Design model. Designed for young...

  • 2013 Volvo V40 R-Design
    2013 Volvo V40 R-Design Preview: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Following the debut of Volvo’s new V40 luxury hatch at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the Swedish automaker is now expanding the range with a sporty R-Design model, which makes its official world debut this month at the Paris Auto Show. Though not a true performance upgrade like...

  • Volvo's Pedestrian Airbag system

    Airbags inside of automobiles are nothing new, and have saved thousands of lives worldwide since being put into widespread use. Volvo, always at the forefront of vehicle safety, believes that airbags can be used to protect pedestrians, too. According to Volvo’s research, 25-percent of traffic fatalities in China are pedestrians. While the numbers are lower for Europe (14-percent) and the United States (12-percent), they’re still significant. In a pedestrian-vehicle accident, most serious head injuries are caused by the person’s head striking either a solid structure...

  • Pedestrian airbag as shown on the Volvo V40
    Volvo V40 Gives Pedestrians Airbags Too: Video

    Volvo has made a bold claim about the safety of its cars. The automaker says that by 2020, it aims that nobody will be killed or seriously injured in one of its vehicles. However, Volvo is also looking out for the little guy on the street. Volvo's latest V40, a five-door hatchback that debuted at...

  • 2013 Volvo V40
    2013 Volvo V40: Scandinavian Style In The Compact Class

    Volvo’s highly-anticipated V40 five-door hatchback has finally made its official debut, online at least, and the latest images confirm that which we already knew, that Volvo’s latest entry in the compact class is ready to overtake the competition with a premium look, unique Scandinavian...

  • 2013 Volvo V40 spy shots
    2013 Volvo V40 Spy Shots

    More than five years after first introducing the stylish C30 three-door hatch, Volvo is finally preparing for the launch of a more practical five-door model as confirmed by these latest spy shots. Already announced for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show this March, the new Volvo five-door will go by the...

  • Volvo's upcoming V40 five-door.
    Volvo's New V40 Isn't Coming To The U.S.

    Volvo's recently teased V40 hatchback, set to be revealed at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, won't be coming to the United States.

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