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2013 Volvo V40 [w/video]

Forbidden Fruit For What Ails The Swedes in North America We've entered a really good period of automotive excitement if premium-minded European hatchbacks move you. Things just seemed to fall into place suddenly about six months back when it became clear that Mini's lineup was about to have fierce competition from the new Audi A3, soon-to-arrive new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the still fresh BMW 1 Series hatch and this car here, the all-new Volvo V40. Regarding the near monopoly Mini has enjoyed in the States among the Euro premium hatch species, the thrill of BMW's boutique brand has... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 1.6L I4
Power:
177 HP / 177 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Paris: 2013 Volvo V40 R-Design leaves us feeling blue in Paris
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    We were more than a little bummed when Volvo proclaimed it didn't intend to bless the United States with its V40 hatchback/wagon. We're even more bummed now that there's this newly debuted R Design model at the Paris Motor Show. Even though the most powerful engine remains the same 254-horsepower turbo five cylinder (a 115-horsepower diesel engine is ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Paris: Volvo V40 Cross Country is ready to make the neighbors jealous
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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Official: Heico Sportiv debuts Volvo V40 mods with bio-diesel racer
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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    2012 Volvo V40 takes aim at A3, 1 Series
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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Geneva: 2012 Volvo V40 takes aim at A3, 1 Series
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    With the S40 gone and the C30 on its way out the door, Volvo has a few holes in its line that Audi and BMW are happy to fill with the all-new A3 and 1 Series, respectively. Enter the V40, a five-door hatch that's one of the most attractive designs from Sweden since the Ikea Skürg. It's a svelte bit of kit, with an organic fascia bleeding into a ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Official: Volvo drops the full skinny on new V40
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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Breaking: More Volvo V40 images hit the Internet [w/video]
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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Breaking: Striking Viking: Volvo V40 slips out on Facebook ahead of Geneva
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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Spy Shots: 2013 Volvo V40 rear end inadvertently exposed
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    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 ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Teased: Volvo confirms new V40 on the way with shadowy look
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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Teased: Volvo to unveil new V40 in Geneva
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