Volvo is aiming to turn the tide in the family hatch class with its new V40.
We test it against key rivals from BMW and VW
Is Volvo sailing into choppy waters? After more than 15 years, the company is returning to the fiercely fought family hatch class with its all-new V40.
The car is being billed as the manufacturer’s most important model in 20 years, and expectations are sky-high. Yet with upmarket rivals like the BMW 1 Series already established and new versions of the Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class on the horizon, the V40 will need to be very accomplished to succeed.