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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
    Breaking: Striking Viking: Volvo V40 slips out on Facebook ahead of Geneva
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    Some automakers try their damnedest to keep their new products under wraps until they're good and ready to show it to the world. (And of those, some succeed more than others.) Others, meanwhile, steadily leak out photos and details – through official channels or back ones – to keep us hooked. We're not quite sure which approach Volvo meant to ...

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    Spy Shots: More images of Volvo V40 surface ahead of Geneva debut
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    When the curtains rise on the Geneva Motor Show in a couple of weeks, so will Volvo lift the veil on a vital new product: the V40. Replacing the C30, S40 and V50, the new V40 is the Swedish automaker's assault on the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, et al. We've had our glimpses at what to expect with a series of spy shots, a couple of teasers and a solitary rear ...

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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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    Teased: Volvo confirms new V40 on the way with shadowy look
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    Volvo's V50 wagon may have been discontinued following lackluster sales in the United States (it was phased out after the 2011 model year), but it's an important player in the Swedish brand's global portfolio, where small five-doors remain big business in other markets. To that end, Volvo has just teased its forthcoming V40 ahead of next month's ...

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    Report: Volvo looking for small car partner
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    There are drawbacks to being the property of a larger conglomerate, to be sure, but there are also benefits. Taking advantage of group buying power, shared developments costs and synergies with products from other divisions, for instance. And these are things that, since splitting off from Ford a couple of years ago, Volvo does not have at its disposal ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Spy Shots: Volvo V40 caught testing in winter wonderland
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    Our spy photographers have manged to lay lenses on the new Volvo V40 as engineers put the vehicle through a little cold-weather testing. Until just recently, we'd heard that the five-door version of the C30 would be called the V30, but Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby has confirmed that the model will actually come wearing V40 badges. Whatever they call it, Volvo ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Teased: Volvo to unveil new V40 in Geneva
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    We like Volvo, from the old boxy but good designs straight on through to the latest S60 mid-sizer. But there's no denying the fact that the swoopier designs – let's call it New Volvo – it's been producing the last several years are more appealing to the masses than its historic bricks. The C30, to our eyes at least, is still an interesting ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Volvo aims for BMW
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    As long as BMW doesn't own Volvo, then the Swede is allowed to target the roundel's cars as competitors. Autocar reports that Volvo is shaking up the lowest two rungs on its sedan line to put more space between them, and to better compete with the 3 Series. The smallest sedan, the S40, will be be made over from a 4-door sedan into a 5-door hatchback along ...

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