Volvo V40 images leaked on Facebook

With just a few more days until the Geneva Motor show, carmakers are doing their best to keep their products wrapped up until the final unveil. However, the auto media industry has once again been successful in unmasking this Volvo hatch, waiting its unveiling at Geneva Motor Show.

A Polish auto magazine Motodziennik has previewed the Volvo V40. These images emerged from the Facebook page of the Polish auto magazine. The images reveal a great deal of detail as much as it has stirred up the excitement.

We can make out more from these leaked images of the car, than we could from the official images of most. The Volvo V40 is a premium 5-door compact car, that could replace the C30 hatchback, S40 sedan and V50 station wagon, but all these are pure speculations until the Geneva Motor show.

Volvo V40

The V40’s design has a subtle resemblance to the S60. We can make out the restyled hexagonal grille and swept back headlight on the front. The bonnet bends along the A-pillar and flows all the way to the fender. The bonnet is raised from lower end to make room for the twin exhaust pipes. The side line flows all the way to the C-pillar and compliments the uniquely designed tail lamps. There is also a shy spoiler and a hatch made entirely of glass.

The V40 measures 4,500 mm in length and will be based on the new Scalable Platform Architecture that will underpin most future Volvos. Powering the V40 will be Volvo’s next gen 2-litre, four-cylinder Volvo Environmental Architecture (VEA) engine.

Volvo V40

When launched, it will go up directly against the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series. It does have an extra edge over being a Swedish car; translates to it being cheaper than the Germans.

We bought you the news of Volvo bringing hatch to India. And if this is what we’re welcoming, it will be bought in CBU form, keeping it in price range of the Mini Cooper and Mercedes B-Class.

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