As the V40 is set to end production later this year, Volvo has announced its successor may be getting some crossover inspiration for the new generation. With the success that models like the XC60 and XC40 have seen, this transition makes perfect sense.
The new SUV-like body styling should come with added storage capacity as well as a more battery friendly chassis for an electric model that is expected to follow in the coming years. This not only will allow the V40 to move away from the dated Ford platform, but it will also help to further separate it from rivals like the A-Class, A3 and BMW 1 Series.
It will use the new CMA platform that has been developed in partnership with Geely, which underpins the XC40 and many of Geely’s new models. We expect that the production model will similar to that of the Concept 40.2 (pictured above), which served as a basis for the new Polestar 2.