Volvo Teases Concepts for New Compact Models

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Volvo is getting ready to debut its compact offerings.

Although the Swedish automaker won’t confirm what’s being teased, it is believed that Volvo is getting ready to show off the new S40 or V40 along with a compact crossover sporting the XC40 nameplate. It is known that Volvo will debut two separate concepts next week, both of which will ride on the company’s new CMA platform that is co-developed with Chinese-owner Geely. In an usual move, however, the company used Snapchat to tease the upcoming concepts, a move likely made to appeal to younger buyers. In fact, the caption on one of the images read, “Not your daddy’s Volvo.”

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Not surprisingly, the concept follows in the footsteps of recent models from the automaker. Up front we can see the “Thor’s Hammer” LED daytime running lights and Volvo’s signature front-end design. It is believed that the next-generation V40 and XC40 models will offer a mixture of three- and four-cylinder engines, with electrified variants being developed including a plug-in hybrid.

Given how popular crossovers are becoming, expect to see the compact XC40 to hit the market first, most likely by next year. The V40 wagon and the S40 sedan will follow.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Nauticalone Nauticalone on May 13, 2016

    I'm hoping Volvo will debut the new XC60 soon! I own a 15 XC60 and want to decide between upcoming new replacement or new Jaguar F-Pace.