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2013 Volvo V40 leaked again

February 23, 2012

Some more images of the new 2013 Volvo V40 have been leaked, this time showing the new model in full detail. Volvo is set to give it a proper unveiling at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show next month.

As we can see, the V40 will be a nice, modern-looking compact car. There’s some sporty styling cues down at the front chin spoiler, with Volvo’s three-angle fascia. The grille area is pronounced forward, in tune with the company’s current design language.

The bonnet lines flow smoothly up to the A-pillars and finish off at the rear. Whether this is an optioned up model or what variant level it is is unknown at this stage, but it does feature a cool glass roof which appears to blend straight into the windscreen.

The 2013 Volvo V40 will be the Swedish company’s answer to the Volkswagen Golf, BMW 1 Series, and Mercedes-Benz A-Class, introducing a fresh new offering to the segment.

Under the bonnet, the new car is expected to come with a number of turbocharged petrol and diesel engine options. Likely candidates include 1.6-litre units producing from 90kW to 135kW, and up to a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel.

Now that the new model has been well and truly revealed, it is expected Volvo will release full details before the opening of the Geneva show on March 6.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.