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The next generation Volvo V40 will also be sold in United States following its launch sometime next year.

Set to ride on the all-new C-segment Modular Architecture (CMA), Volvo's next V40 is being developed together with parent company Geely and now we have learned from Volvo's senior vice president Alain Visser the compact hatchback will be available in United States where it will probably be sold as a 2017MY. They are also analyzing the prospects of rolling out a long wheelbase version which if approved will likely be tailored mostly to the Chinese market.

Visser went on to specify all of Volvo's new models will offer a hybrid option and the V40 won't be an exception to the rule as one of the versions will team up a gasoline engine with an electric motor. He admits a diesel-electric hybrid would be interesting for the European market, but initially they will focus on using a gasoline engine.

Following the V40's launch, an XC40 crossover will join the range and is expected to come out in 2018. 

Gallery: Next generation Volvo V40 coming to United States; long wheelbase version considered

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