Volvo company is trying to find a solution to boost V40 sales.
The Volvo V40 – small hatchback will likely step aside for a revamped model with slightly more ground clearance. But the evolution goes beyond the current hatchback to something more in tune with a coupe-shaped crossover, though Volvo is reportedly stopping short of saying the V40 will be replaced outright.
Volvo’s head of European operations Lex Kerssemakers talked about the hatchback’s future
In the report, he’s quoted as saying the automaker will “probably need another body style in the next two to three years in the 40 series.” He also said the company needed to be creative, “which is why we decided not to replace the V40.” – according to Autocar.
What exactly does this mean then?
V40 sales were down by a healthy amount across the pond in 2018, while SUV sales were, predictably, up. But Volvo already has an SUV in the 40 series – the XC40 – so replacing the hatchback with a completely different SUV makes no sense. On the other hand, it seems Volvo isn’t ready to completely abandon the small hatchback segment just yet despite the declining sales. The result could be some kind of crossover that falls somewhere in the middle, though that middle ground is admittedly thin. – says Motor1.com