Published on February 27th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Volvo V40 Looks Like A Winner, Coming In 2012
Now this is Volvo that could set sales records in Asia. Good looks and dynamic design, this is all-new Volvo V40 which has been leaked right before its launch this March at the Geneva Motor Show. This V40 carries a familiar Volvo DNA with its hexagonal grille, swept back headlamps, flowing hips, a rising belt line, and full-height taillights. At the rear, the V40 has a hatch that’s built mostly from glass, reminiscent of the rather lackluster C30 hatch. Rumors has it that this V40 will be available with all new 1.4 and 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines, optional all-wheel drive, and Volvo’s City and Pedestrian Safety systems.
A new Scalable Platform Architecture will be used on the all-new Volvo V40. This will soon be used on most of Volvo’s upcoming models. According to reports, the V40 is 177.2 inches long. If this is true, it means that it would be one foot longer than a Volkswagen Golf, nearly a foot longer than its fiercest rival (the outgoing Audi A3), and only 0.8 inches shorter than the outgoing Volvo V50.