This would be the next step in an overhaul of the brand's entire range, and the division of its product portfolio into three groups as it launches 14 products through 2019: S sedans, V wagons, and XC crossovers. Visser said that models outside those three bodystyles "are not currently in the planning. That's really not a priority." However, long-wheelbase versions do fit into the scheme, and a V40L is under consideration if the demand is there. Among the powertrain options will be a gas-electric hybrid, part of Volvo's commitment to offer a hybrid for every one of its models.
After the disappearance of the C30 two years ago, a new V40 would give Volvo something to challenge the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus. Before that, though, we'll see the flagship S90 and V90, and the De Telegraaf report says that the S60L will come to the US later this year.