After various leaks and teases, we now have the real deal: Polish magazine Motodziennik has fully revealed the all-new Volvo V40 well ahead of schedule. The new hatchback is officially slated to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
We already had a pretty good look at the V40′s form thanks to a leaked spread from a Swedish magazine last week. Even Volvo’s own Facebook teaser photo gave quite a bit away, especially once the shadows had been removed. Now that we can see the full car, we see the V40 uses Volvo’s familial DNA, including a hexagonal grille, swept back headlamps, flowing hips, a rising belt line, and full-height hockey-stick taillights. Out back, the V40 makes a nod to the petite C30 with a hatch that’s crafted mostly from glass.
Volvo has already stated that the V40 will not be coming Stateside, which makes sense given the brand’s discontinuation of the slow-selling V50 wagon in the U.S. The automaker has yet to confirm any details, but it’s rumored that the V40 will be offered with 1.4- and 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines, optional all-wheel drive, and Volvo’s City and Pedestrian Safety systems.
The all-new Volvo V40 is said to ride on the brand’s new Scalable Platform Architecture that will underpin the majority of its future models. Previous reports have stated the V40′s length at 177.2 inches long; if true, that’s a foot longer than a Volkswagen Golf, almost a foot longer than the about-to-be-replaced Audi A3 (its closest competition), and just 0.8 inches shorter than the outgoing Volvo V50.
Stay with Automobile Magazine for the official details on the Volvo V40 once it makes its debut at the Geneva show in a few weeks, and for all the news from the show floor.
Source: Motodziennik Facebook