Volvo already confirmed that its all-new V40 is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show, but French site L'Automobile apparently beat them to the punch with this singular, grainy shot of Volvo's new entry-level five-door.

If this is it, we likey, particularly the deep belt line that runs up and over the rear fenders and the two-tiered glass hatch. Things get a bit too busy in the back, but we'll reserve judgement until we see it in the sheetmetal in a few weeks.

Mum's the word on other V40 details, though reports have suggested a range of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel powertrains, the most powerful of which will likely be a 240-horsepower turbo unit sending power to the front wheels. Stay tuned for the full details in early March.


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      th0mb0ne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks nice, but the rear end of the c30 was it's best feature. was hoping they would keep that portion......unless of course this car isn't meant to replace the c30. Not loving the high belt line either....the ample amount of window space is why I like my v50.
        Jason Golden
        • 2 Years Ago
        @th0mb0ne
        Yep...it's that beltline which makes the car look cutesy and playful and trendy...none of which I'd associate with a dignified nameplate such as Volvo.
        ThomasP
        • 2 Years Ago
        @th0mb0ne
        we can be hopeful for a 3 door version with the C30's backlight!
      Jeff
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks very nice, much like the V50 T5 when it first arrived years ago. Unfortunately, there was almost no aftermarket support for the turbo motor which made it unpopular with enthusiasts. Lets hope theres a little more upside with this powerplant.
      Ernie Mccracken
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks good.
      Whtubid2
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice reply XiLh. Do a little research before leaving uneducated comments like that. Without Geely Volvo would be another Saab story. I know nobody likes the Chinese but they are the real deal. Do a little googling.
      thedriveatfive
      • 2 Years Ago
      Designed to copy the lucrative hybrid styling market. With a profile only a staunch leftard could love.
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @thedriveatfive
        muhahha...this must be the most ridiculous comment i ever read on this site.... are there really people THIS stupid on earth?
      • 2 Years Ago
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      CasualAdventurer
      • 2 Years Ago
      U-G-L-Y. I am not Sir Mix-A-Lot, so not a fan of "big butts".
      BlackDynamiteOn
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like what I'm seeing out of Volvo Their new style works! Audi takes steps back Volvo steps up! BD
      natron3030
      • 2 Years Ago
      One time I inadvertently exposed my rear end after drinking too much at a little shindig. The wife was not happy.
      ThomasP
      • 2 Years Ago
      i hate to break it to you guys... but this looks NOTHING like a Prius. As someone who lives in California, I am very familiar with how they look. This has a pretty standard hatchback/wagon profile.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Jason Allen
        • 2 Years Ago
        You use THAT moniker and then have the nerve to call something else poorly designed!?!? ;)
      Jason Golden
      • 2 Years Ago
      Damn that ungainly, upswept beltline...with a Nissan Rogue-esque (Chevy Traverse-eque?) termination at the quarter panel. These trendy styling cues will not age well. Volvo could re-invent intself with "boxy" again, and actually provide a unique product which (visually) ages well.
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