• May 3rd 2012 at 9:44AM
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The emergence of the V40 is arguably the biggest news to come out of Volvo since Ford sold it to Geely. Just as with any new car – European hatchbacks especially – the aftermarket will follow shortly with modifications, and in the case of Volvo, that means Heico Sportiv.

The German tuning house specializes in Gothenburg's finest. The firm already has a new ECU module for the T5 engine in the V40 that brings output up from 237 horsepower to 266 and from 236 pound-feet of torque to 269. Heico has released a pair of renderings previewing what it plans to do with the outside of the slick new sport-wagon.

From the teaser renderings, we can see a new set of lightweight seven-spoke alloys, new bumpers front and rear, side skirt extensions, a relatively low-key diffuser and quad ovoid exhaust tips. In other words, the V40, only slightly more so. Unfortunately, since the V40 isn't earmarked for American showrooms, this may be as close as we'll get.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Everyone is getting voted down for comparing this to an A-Class. Sorry for stating the obvious. Does it help that I like both cars and don't think either one copied the other? I just think there is a particular way of styling cars these days that seems to be getting overused to the point of appearing cookie cutterish. It's attractive but it going to start to get boring when repeated so often.
      Wide Slicks
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks just like a Ford.....
      • 3 Years Ago
      You realize that all modern cars are basically copies of each other? That wasn't the case in the good ol' days etc. etc. end of rant. But seriously though, it looks a heck of a lot like the new A-class. That said, I really like where Volvo is going with their new image! -HS thepetrolblogger.blogspot.com
        • 3 Years Ago
        eh, aerodynamics and maximum interior room sorta limit the shapes of cars. eventually it'll feel like nascar, companies will put different stickers on the same super aerodynamic bodyshape...
      • 3 Years Ago
      So it' a new A-class?
      • 3 Years Ago
      This sketches are sooo amateur!
      Justin Shaw
      • 3 Years Ago
      I want I want I WANT!!! Actually I want Volvo to just make a supercar already. The Swedes have the brains to do so, look at Koenigsegg. OT I'm jealous that Europe gets so many nicer cars than we do here in the States.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Shaw
        Our cars are much more expensive, and so is our gas. I'd say we're even :)