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Featured PICTURES 2018 Volvo S40

Discussion in 'The Volvo Lounge' started by tristatez28lt1, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. tristatez28lt1

    tristatez28lt1 Well-Known Member


    Previewed by the Concept 40.2, the new compact sedan is expected to go on sale in 2018.
    The second generation of the XC60 was Volvo's main attraction at the Geneva Motor Show. It is also being presented to the public through a series of videos that showcase the technological innovations and the high level of safety of the new SUV. Interestingly, in some of these videos, a mysterious compact sedan plays a secondary role. But it's too detailed to be just a CGI object from the environment. A few things indicate that it could be a teaser of the future S40, a car that was based on the Ford Focus in its last generation and was discontinued in 2012.

    Discovered by our friends at Indian Autos Blog, the mysterious compact sedan features the visual identity of today's Volvo cars, with the unmistakable Thor's hammer-shaped LED DRLs integrated into the headlamps. The taillights seem to be an evolution over the style of the current S60, but the smaller size and some other details point to a new model from the 40 series.


    Like the 40.2 concept, which previews a new compact sedan, the five-door model seen here adheres to the fastback trend with C columns in a steep slope and a short trunk as main characteristic of this style. Compare the CGI model and the study below:


    As designers often say, mind the proportions. Despite the less square style, the CGI car has the same short overhangs, raised waistline, and a C column positioned well back, giving the rear a coupé look. Finally, take a look at the shape of the rear bumpers, having a similar design when viewed from the side.


    The next vehicle on Volvo's pipeline is the XC40, which is expected to debut at the Shanghai Motor Show in April. Like the first compact SUV of the brand, the future S40, if green-lighted, will also be based on the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture), the new modular platform from Volvo and Geely. Still with no debut date confirmed, the sedan should only be revealed from the second half of 2017 onwards, maybe at the Frankfurt Motor Show.


    It is worth mentioning that this new range of compact cars will include a 100 percent electric model, as well as a hybrid powertrain based on the TwinEngine plug-in technology, all as part of the Swedish brand's daring goal of selling more than one million electric-powered vehicles globally by 2025

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    • Giannis

      Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

      Hmm, I'm not happy with what I see.
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      • slicknick

        slicknick Well-Known Member

        Looks like a Volvo crossbred with a Tesla Model X....REALLY not feeling this one
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        • CrunchSlaughtered

          CrunchSlaughtered Active Member

          This goal is more of the Chinese owners than of the Swedish brand
        • martinbo

          martinbo Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

          I see no resemblance to the concept whatsoever. Nothin'.
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          • rs271

            rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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            • klier

              klier Member

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              But....those proportions..... :rolleyes::rolleyes:

              Wholeheartedly agree Martin, it's nothing whatsoever like the concept, despite what the author wants us to believe.
            • SCOTT27

              SCOTT27 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

              I think it's the current(old) S60 but digitised and superimposed with the new face of Volvo.
              I do not think anyone would let this happen and reveal an important new car this way.
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              • Centurion

                Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

                Volvo need a successful hatchback. The C30 was striking but a tad to unconventional to be a volume seller. For the next 7 years, they can't just rely on XC60 and XC90 for revenue.
              • Giannis

                Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

                If anything, the entry level 1.6 and 1.8l engines were massively underpowered.
              • SCOTT27

                SCOTT27 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                The XC40 again has potential just like the XC60 has in spades.
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                • Busty

                  Busty Active Member

                  This might be physical fake or virtual fake (some in here seem to be professionals in picture editing who might wanna play detective) but this is never gonna be the real car. The still of the rear looks CG-artificial at first glance and the silhouette (esp. the greenhouse) is much too short in the rear door area ...
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                • Giannis

                  Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

                  IMO, the new S40 needs to be to the S60, exactly what the A3 sedan is to the A4.

                  I'm not sure whether a funky hatch will work better than a small executive sedan.
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