Currently reading: New Volvo V40 and XC40 concept teasers
All-new Volvo '40 series' family teased ahead of this week's reveal; V40 and XC40 expected

The all-new Volvo V40 and XC40 are believed to have been officially pictured for the second time in teasers released on Snapchat - although Volvo hasn't confirmed any details of the cars beyond hinting that they belong to the brand's smallest family of models, the '40 series'. 

Volvo has revealed its new concepts. View the V40 concept here, and the XC40 concept here.

A Volvo spokesperson could not specify what type of car the concepts would be when contacted by Autocar, but it is known that Volvo will reveal two separate concept cars this week. It was also confirmed that the two cars will sit on the all-new CMA platform, which has been co-developed with Volvo owner Geely and will underpin Volvo's smallest model range. CMA is designed to be premium enough to allow Geely to develop more upmarket products while supporting a more profitable, wider range of Volvo’s 40 series models.

See what we made of the current Volvo V40 T3 R-Design here

See what we made of the current Volvo V40 D2 Cross Country here

Unusually, Volvo used the social network Snapchat to tease the pictures, which is believed to reflect the company's desire to attract younger buyers with its smaller, cheaper models. The caption on one of the images reads "Not your daddy's Volvo", again hinting that it will appeal to younger buyers.

The images also confirm that the concepts will closely follow Volvo's current design conventions, with 'Thor's Hammer' LED daytime running lights set in intricate light clusters and uncomplicated front-end styling. 

Click here for the latest Volvo XC40 spy pictures

The next-generation Volvo V40 and XC40 will be powered by a mixture of three and four-cylinder engines, with plug-in hybrid and potentially fully electric versions of the cars also being developed.

The Volvo XC40 is strongly tipped to be the first model in the range to be launched, most likely in 2017, because of the sales potential of small crossovers in the current booming market. Insiders believe the Infiniti QX30 and Mercedes GLA rival could end up being the firm's best-selling model.

A Volkswagen Golf-rivalling V40 hatchback and a small Volvo S40 saloon, which will be in effect a rival for the Audi A3 saloon and the BMW 2 Series saloon, will then follow.



Read our review

Car review

The all-rounder that Volvo used to woo people away from premium brands can now be had from just £3k

Join the debate

Add a comment…
winniethewoo 16 May 2016

It would be interesting to

It would be interesting to find out the exact numbers of people they need to develop engines, develop the chassis etc... I suspect this sort of info wouldn't be available in the public domain however.
winniethewoo 16 May 2016

JLR also have around 26k

JLR also have around 26k employees, and their development pipeline looks like that of a company that size. If you are going to add the people resources of Tata cars, who have almost 100k employees, JLR should be able to create a product portfolio like BMW, Mini, Rolls Royce. Yet they don't do they... because they are basically seperate entities.
roverfan1984 13 May 2016

New S40 would be nice

I hope they do make a new S40 as well as the V40 and XC40, as the article suggests. The mk1 and mk2 S40 both sold well in the UK and elsewhere and you still see them a lot. If it looked like a scaled down S90 then I'm sure it would be a great success.