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Volvo previews smaller, more affordable 40 Series with two concepts (pictures)

Volvo is poised to make its crisp new Scandinavian design and safety tech available to the masses with a more attainable new 40 Series.

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Volvo V40 Series Concepts
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

Dubbed 40.1, this compact crossover SUV will be a linchpin in Volvo's drive to sell up to one million electrified cars by 2025.

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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

Volvo's long-time high-mounted hockey-stick headlamps return on the V40.1

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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

Volvo's 40.2 previews a rakish five-door hatchback model on the company's new compact architecture.

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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

Blacked-out A- and B- pillars lend the 40.2 a floating canopy-like roofline.

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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

Note the hidden rear door handles, which give the design a more coupe-like profile.

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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

A blacked-out roof lightens the V40.1's design visually.

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Volvo Concept 40.1 detail
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Volvo Concept 40.1 + 40.2 birds-eye detail
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

A long, thin rectangular grille and squared-off features emphasize the design's width.

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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

U-shaped bracket-like taillamps look good here.

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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

Volvo Concept 40.2 rear quarter high
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Volvo Concept 40.2 detail
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

Volvo Concept 40.2 detail
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Volvo Concept 40.2 detail
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

Volvo Concept 40.1 detail
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

Volvo Concept 40 detail
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IntelliSafe on CMA - the core of Volvo safety
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CMA with T5 Twin Engine powertrain - 3/4 view
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

Drive-E 3 cylinder Petrol - modular design
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

CMA Battery Electric Vehicle Technical Concept Study - 3/4 view
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CMA with 4-cylinder powertrain - 3/4 view
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

CMA with 3-cylinder powertrain - 3/4 view
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

CMA with T5 Twin Engine powertrain - Top view
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

CMA with 4-cylinder powertrain - Top view
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

CMA with 3-cylinder powertrain - Top view
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

CMA Battery Electric Vehicle Technical Concept Study - Top view
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

T5 Twin Engine - Regenerative braking
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

Drive-E 3 cylinder Petrol - optimised structure
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

Drive-E 3 cylinder Petrol - interior
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

T5 Twin Engine on CMA and T8 Twin Engine AWD on SPA
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

T5 Twin Engine - hybridised 7 speed Dual Clutch Transmission
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Volvo V40 Series Concepts

T5 Twin Engine - hybridised 7DCT schematic

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