Two images of the 2013 Volvo V40 broke onto Facebook recently and it seems their friends didn't want to be left behind. Fourteen more press shots of Volvo's new five-door hatchback just burgled their way onto the Web, and from the front three-quarter it looks like a worthy competitor to the the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series.

Of course we don't have any more information, so we don't know which other Volvo family member or members it'll replace. However, we do get to see its interior, which is an evolution of that in the S60 and C30. More harmonized in design detail and more striking in materials, the dash cluster is reorganized and housed in metallic surrounds, while the center console moves even further toward Scandinavian minimalism.

We've also got a promo video and a Volvo commercial for the V40, which you'll find after the jump. It will be revealed officially at the Geneva Motor Show, which is hopefully when we'll find out if and when it's coming to the U.S.



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      MotionDesigner
      • 2 Years Ago
      Everything about this car is right. I love it.
      Cody
      • 2 Years Ago
      Someone needs to explain to me how this vehicle looks even remotely similar to a Ford Focus. Enlighten me, please.
        Shiftright
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cody
        It's a hatchback and has four wheels. Duh!..
        torqued
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cody
        http://0.tqn.com/d/cars/1/0/c/S/2/ag_12focus_rearlt1.JPG http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2013-volvo-v40-leak/#photo-4842362/ Identical? No. Remotely similar? yes.
      Kevin Gregerson
      • 2 Years Ago
      Volvocus 1. Admittedly, I like the design.
      pickles
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a fussy design in the small details- the hood, rear, that Buick-y detail on the passenger door -yet somehow it hangs together well. I sure don't understand why Volvo can't find a better way to integrate that 'pimple' within the grill though. It looks like a total afterthought -on a brand new design. This could be our next car to replace the aging 325it- if the mileage is in the upper 30s or 40s.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        b
        • 2 Years Ago
        exactly. the headlights are what i dislike the most because it has no flow into in the grill, but otherwise a very sharp looking hatch.
      mark
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not much wagon utility/rearward visibility compared to the previous model. Form over function.
        John S
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mark
        I don't like the narrow windows on the sides.
      billydagwood
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not a bad design -- very Volvo-nouveau. Gotta wonder about trunk space, though. So far it looks pretty tight back there...
      Awhattup
      • 2 Years Ago
      a sharp looking Volvo? WTH?
        fat kid
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Awhattup
        certainly not as sharp as the new design language coming up and starting with the next S80
      MACE
      • 2 Years Ago
      POLESTAR*, your cue!
      Oscar Zamora
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wondering if it's going to hit the US market.
      ayeco
      • 2 Years Ago
      Give that some beef and I'm in. Looks good, Volvo seems to fit my style right now but it has to have a lot of innards to make me happy. Which means: I'll never own one. That's a pity, b/c I like it.
      Trent
      • 2 Years Ago
      The brand is beginning to speak to me. I really like this new design.
        ufgrat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Trent
        It's not a bad direction, no. Although anyone who thinks this interior is more minimalist than say, my C30, is on serious medication. Or should be.
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