Having unveiled the complete lineup of its large cars – the XC90, S90 and V90, Volvo now aims to roll out the next-generation 40 Series compact cars in the next two years. The Swedish automaker will start by unveiling two new concepts, believed to preview the new V40 and XC40, at its headquarters in Gothenburg next week.
The teaser images were released by Volvo on social media app Snapchat with captions “Teasing the future of Volvo” and “Not your daddy’s Volvo”, with the aim to appeal to younger buyers.
The pictures don’t reveal much about the upcoming cars except from the fact that they will follow in the footsteps of their larger counterparts by donning the Thor hammer headlights. We can also see that the trademark Iron Mark grille is more upright than before, while the bonnet shutline is extended further forward.
Both the V40 and XC40 will be based on the automaker’s new Compact Modular Architecture, which was developed in collaboration with parent company Geely. No information on what will power the cars, though Autocar suggests that both could feature three- and four-cylinder engines, along with plug-in hybrid and full electric drivetrains.
Additionally, a new S40 sedan could join the lineup to give the Audi A3 and BMW 2 Series a run for their money.