The Volvo V40 will leave the hatchback body and will climb the SUV car

Volvo V40

The Volvo V40 was the latest model that the Swedish firm developed under the umbrella of its former parent Ford . In fact, it's built on the effective C1 platform that used the third-generation Focus. However, it has been on the market since 2012 , and seven years is a lot for a model. Therefore, now that the brand is in its best historical moment, they are finalizing the development of their next generation.

Today, the Volvo V40 is one of the compact ones with lower segment sales. Maybe it can be for its price or seniority, but almost everyone agrees on the same thing: it's very small. For this reason, and to prevent the next iteration from going unnoticed, those responsible have decided to take another path. So, instead of creating a compact to use, would have thought to move to the segment of the SUV , but with a more original design.

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Volvo V40 2018

As confirmed by the Volvo Europe, Lex Kerssemakers, the relay of the V40 will not be a traditional compact. His words have pointed to the need to do something more creative and allow a greater increase in sales . So, veiled, suggests that they would be working on an SUV, which would complement the current XC40, although its design would have an air coupe .

The reason for carrying out this segment migration is simple: customers prefer a XC40 to V40 traditional. In this way, the Swedish firm will have easier to increase its global sales to 800 thousand units. Last year, 2018 , they managed to market in all markets where 643.253 vehicles are present. This figure represents the fifth consecutive year of growth and a new record for the brand.

However, while the new member of the brand arrives there will be a problem. The current V40 will leave the market at the end of 2019 and the arrival of its relay is expected in 2020 or 2021. However, in Volvo they seem not to be very worried, because they trust in the upward trend of XC40 . In addition, they are sure that their relief will be a success, because in addition to having a larger size , will help to integrate electrification without stealing space from the occupants.

It will be necessary to see how they advance the plans of Volvo to understand the evolution of the V40 . In any case, Kerssemakers has confirmed that the berlins and family will continue, for many more years in its product catalog.

Source - Volvo

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