Volvo's V50 wagon may have been discontinued following lackluster sales in the United States (it was phased out after the 2011 model year), but it's an important player in the Swedish brand's global portfolio, where small five-doors remain big business in other markets.

To that end, Volvo has just teased its forthcoming V40 ahead of next month's Geneva Motor Show on its Facebook page. (Here in the States, Volvo's S40-based load lugger was called V40 from 2000 to 2004). While we can't make out much other than a two-box shape, headlamps that wrap over the front fenders and what looks to be LED corner markers, the official posting confirms the vehicle's debut, along with a 'V40 Live Launch' social media campaign that encourages brand fans to interact with the company's designers. Head on over to Volvo's Facebook page for more information and come back here on March 6 to get photos and information from the V40's Swiss unveiling.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      I recently bought a used v50 myself, and man, I really wonder why these things weren't more popular. They have a great timeless design both in side and out (it makes the new Hyyndai aesthetic feel forced and downright gaudy), feels really well built, drives great (might not be a BMW, but respectable in every way), and I love the fact that it has a small footprint, but comes in the shape of a wagon. And if you want, you could get a nice turbo engine and AWD. Apart from the manual transmission which was discontinued a few years ago, what more could a car guy want as a realistic every day driver?
      • 3 Years Ago
      The level of attention to detail is amazing!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope it doesn't have the goofy Mazda smiley face... Looks a little squished in back from the profile shot. Might make a good competitor for the A3.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wish there was some way to not treat the US like one homogenous market. I see tons of V40's in San Francisco, and Audi must sell at least 50% of A3's for the US here too, because they are everywhere. Nobody is buying F150's here.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Needs AWD and 250hp to be relevant.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Its already a Ford Focus platform... If it doesnt look like one, it'll look like a Mazda 3 hatch. Nothing new.
      • 3 Years Ago
      As annoying as this shot is, I am so happy to finally see a company not release one of those silhouette images with the bright character lines, etc. (like Infiniti and, now, everyone else seems to use).
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is this coming to America? If it is, I WILL buy one.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The silhouette looks more like a hatchback than a wagon, which would make more sense with the V40 name.
      Kai F. Lahmann
      • 3 Years Ago
      let's play with brightness and contrast... well, not that much to find, but a front not far from the C30 I'd say.
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