Volvo V40 hatch will probably get replaced by a crossover

Volvo 40.2 concept

Volvo 40.2 idea

Volvo’s good-looking V40 compact hatchback bought abroad will not get a repeat.

That is in accordance with the Swedish model’s European boss, Lex Kerssemakers, who has revealed that Volvo will substitute the V40 with a high-riding mannequin of some kind.

2017 Volvo V40

2017 Volvo V40

“We have to do one thing extra inventive, which is why we determined to not substitute the V40 instantly,” Kerssemakers instructed Autocar in an interview revealed Thursday.

Volvo already sells the XC40 crossover SUV within the compact class. This implies a brand new high-riding mannequin will probably characteristic a special physique type.

A possible guess is a crossover with coupe-like styling, one thing Volvo sister model Lynk & Co. is already growing on the CMA modular platform each manufacturers use for his or her compact vehicles. One other different is a high-riding sedan, one thing Volvo previewed in 2016 with the 40.2 idea automobile.

The V40 arrived in 2012 and is the final mannequin not primarily based on both the CMA or bigger SPA modular platforms. Volvo will finish manufacturing of the automobile later this yr, nevertheless it is not clear when its substitute will arrive. Nonetheless, Kerssemakers in his interview with Autocar mentioned that Volvo might want to add a brand new physique type to its compact vary within the subsequent two to 3 years.

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