2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 front 3/4 view

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 rear 3/4 view

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 front 3/4 view

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 rear 3/4 view

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 side view

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 front view

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 rear view

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 front detail

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 headlight

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 grille

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 grille

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 wheel

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 wheel

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 side mirror

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 rear fender

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 taillight

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 rear hatch

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 rear hatch

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 rear hatch

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 rear bumper

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 engine

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 engine

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 interior

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 interior

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 interior

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 front seats

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 steering wheel

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 gauges

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 gauges

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 gauges

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 gauges

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 gauges

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 gauges

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 gauges

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 navigation system

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 vehicle settings display

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 vehicle settings display

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 vehicle settings display

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 instrument panel

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 multimedia system control knob

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 shifter

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 sill plate

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 door

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 rear seats

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 rear seats

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 rear cargo area

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 rear cargo area

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 rear cargo area

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 exterior pedestrian airbag

  • 2013 Volvo V40
  • 2013 Volvo V40 exterior pedestrian airbag

Volvo vice president of powertrain engineering, Derek Crabb, recently said that the Swedish automaker is developing smaller and smarter powertrain options that will "turn V8s into dinosaurs" – a statement that could have been our first indication that Volvo is no longer looking to create a luxury flagship sedan to take on German land yachts like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series. Now Automotive News seems to be backing this up after speaking with CEO Hakan Samuelsson, who said that a big sedan wouldn't fit the brand's green image and, more importantly, might not even be a car that its customers would even consider.

Rather than trying to compete in a small, established market against rear-drive, 12-cylinder sedans, Volvo is looking at the emerging, higher-volume premium small car segment to take on its German rivals with the all-new Volvo V40 (shown above). Not wanting to abandon the big-vehicle segment altogether, a next-generation XC90 is due out within the next couple years (and was spotted in some recent spy shots), and it will ride on the new Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA), which will be shared with the new S80 according to the AN article.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • Share This Photo X