Volvo has announced it will bring the refreshed V40 to the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in early March.
Volvo registered a record 2015 with more than 500,000 sales and is now “firmly entering phase two of its transformation journey.” The Swedish manufacturer is renewing its entire model lineup and is preparing for the world premiere of the brand new V90 wagon that follows the S90 debut from earlier this year.
The two models based on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) will be joined by the facelifted V40, the best-selling Volvo model in the United Kingdom. Until now it was believed the automaker will reveal a brand new V40 this year, but it turns out the current model will be refreshed one last time and will remain on the market for around two years. Currently the V40 is also being offered as a rugged Cross Country model that will likely receive facelift soon.
The cheapest V40 UK customers can buy now is equipped with a 1.6-liter engine, producing 115 horsepower (80 kW) and 199 pound-feet of torque. When mated to a standard 6-speed manual gearbox, this units returns 65 miles per gallon (3.6 liters per 100 kilometers) in combined cycle.
First pictures and details about the facelifted Volvo V40 will be released on February 24, while the official premiere will take place on March 1 at Hall 6 of the Palexpo center in Geneva.
Note: Volvo V40 facelift rendering by RM Design pictured.