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All-Electric Version Of Volvo’s New V40 Will Come With Two Battery Sizes 27
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in CMA, Electric Vehicles, PHEV, Reports, VOLVO, Volvo V40 on 12 27th, 2017


Volvo is reportedly planning a replacement for the V40, its contender in the compact hatch segment that goes against the likes of the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus, among others.

Expected to incorporate design elements from the 40.2 Concept that was shown last May, it will, according to AutoExpress, be underpinned by the same architecture as the new XC40 and will likely retain the same wheelbase length as well, thus making its interior more spacious than the current model’s.

Adopting the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) will give the new V40 access to a variety of engines. These include the D3 and D4 four-cylinder diesels alongside the T4 and T5 petrol units.

Moreover, since the platform has been developed with electrification in mind, the Swedish company’s compact hatch will go down the electrification route as well, with plug-in hybrid and pure-electric versions of the car, similar to those of its SUV sibling.

Volvo’s new hatch will also be offered with “at least two different battery sizes”, Volvo’s chief of R&D, Henrik Green, told the British publication, adding that “the base variant will be more cost-efficient, but with a slightly limited range”, whereas the “bigger option” will have “a higher price, but more range and more power”.

Although it’s unclear when exactly Volvo plans to introduce the successor of the compact hatchback, we’re probably looking at either 2019 or 2020.

The zero-emission variants of the XC40 and V40 won’t be the brand’s first fully-electric products underpinned by the CMA architecture, as this role is reserved for the Polestar 2 performance saloon, which is expected to arrive in the second half of 2019.

Note: Volvo 40.2 Concept Saloon pictured

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Premium Compact Crossover Shootout: Audi Q2 vs Mini Countryman vs Volvo V40 XC 17
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, Audi Q2, Audi Videos, MINI, MINI Countryman, MINI Videos, video, VOLVO, Volvo V40, Volvo Videos on 06 17th, 2017


If you’re after a compact family vehicle with a more adventurous look than the norm, you probably already considering the Audi Q2, the Mini Countryman and the Volvo V40 XC.
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Volvo Celebrates 20 Years Of AWD Technology [w/Video] 28
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in video, VOLVO, Volvo V40, Volvo V90, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC90 on 01 28th, 2017


Volvo is celebrating 20 years of building cars equipped with mechanical All-Wheel Drive by sending some of its most capable models out on a frozen lake in Sweden.
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Does The Volvo V40 Still Have What It Takes To Make It In The Class? 3
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in reviews, video, VOLVO, Volvo V40, Volvo Videos on 01 3rd, 2017


Introduced almost five years ago in Geneva and facelifted last year, the V40 is Volvo's entry in the compact hatchback segment.
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Volvo Enjoys Impressive Bump In Worldwide Sales 10
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, SUV, VOLVO, Volvo V40, Volvo XC60, Volvo XC90 on 10 10th, 2016


Volvo has posted its 16th consecutive month of growth and is on target for a record-breaking year of sales.
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U Spy: Why Is Volvo Running V40s Around Colorado? 27
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Scoops, U Spy, Volvo Scoops, Volvo V40 on 09 27th, 2016


Typically, when we bring you spy shots of a vehicle out on public roads, it's one that hasn't hit the market yet. So what do we care if a Volvo V40 has been spotted out in the open? The car has been out for over four years now, after all.
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Upcoming 40 Series Will Be Volvo’s Most Compact Cars, And That’s That 31
May
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Reports, VOLVO, Volvo S40 / V50, Volvo V40 on 05 31st, 2016


Volvo has recently shown two concepts previewing the next 40 Series models that will hit the market soon enough.
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2017 Volvo XC40, S40 Previewed With New Concepts, With Promise Of Pure EV 18
May
Posted by Zac Estrada in concepts, Paris Auto Show, video, VOLVO, Volvo Concepts, Volvo S40 / V50, Volvo V40, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC40 on 05 18th, 2016


Volvo has just shown two new concepts it says are big hints of what its new 40 series small cars will look like when they start to appear in 2017.
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Volvo Drops First Teasers Of V40 And XC40 Concepts, Debut Set For This Month 12
May
Posted by Andreas Tsaousis in concepts, Paris Auto Show, VOLVO, Volvo Concepts, Volvo V40, Volvo XC40 on 05 12th, 2016


The Swede’s assault on the premium segment is getting really, really serious with their new Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA fighters.
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Volvo Plans EV For 2019, Aims To Sell 1 Million Electrified Cars By 2025 21
Apr
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Electric Vehicles, Reports, VOLVO, Volvo S60 / V60, Volvo S90, Volvo V40 on 04 21st, 2016


Auto manufacturers want to integrate a number of electrified vehicles in their range and Volvo is no exception.
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Top 5 Pedestrian-Friendly Cars Tested By EuroNCAP [w/Video] 18
Apr
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW Z4, EuroNCAP, Infiniti Q30, Mazda CX-3, Mazda MX-5, Volvo V40 on 04 18th, 2016

In Europe, about 14% of all road fatalities involve pedestrians, which makes EuroNCAP's tests extremely important and crucial to a car's overall safety rating.
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Volvo Launches Polestar Performance Parts For Select Models [38 Pics+Video] 7
Mar
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Polestar, Reports, tuning, video, VOLVO, Volvo S60 / V60, Volvo V40, Volvo Videos, Volvo XC60 on 03 7th, 2016


Polestar, the performance arm of Volvo, introduced a series of performance parts for the S60, V40, V60 and XC60 models.
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Volvo Drops The Cover Off 2017 V40 And V40 Cross Country 24
Feb
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Geneva Motor Show, new cars, VOLVO, Volvo V40 on 02 24th, 2016


Volvo has shown the new face of the updated V40 and V40 Cross Country for the 2017MY, following an announcement made last week.
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Volvo Drops The Cover Off 2017 V40 And V40 Cross Country 24
Feb
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Geneva Motor Show, new cars, VOLVO, Volvo V40 on 02 24th, 2016


Volvo has shown the new face of the updated V40 and V40 Cross Country for the 2017MY, following an announcement made last week.
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Volvo’s Geneva Premieres Includes V90, Facelifted V40 And S90 15
Feb
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Geneva Motor Show, new cars, VOLVO, Volvo S90, Volvo V40, Volvo V90 on 02 15th, 2016


With only a couple of weeks left until the 2016 Geneva Motor Show officially opens its gates, Volvo has announced its debut list.
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