-Picture the auto industry as The Jungle Book, and you could cast Volvo as Mowgli. A scrappy player abandoned by Ford that reappeared in the Chinese wilderness, Volvo had to burn most of its lineup to the ground—C30, C70, S80, S40, V50, V70—before it could walk out reborn and acclaimed by luxury-minded consumers. The 40-series cars have been dead in America since 2011, although a V40 hatchback has continued trolling around in Europe since. What we have now is the future 40-series foretold in a compact crossover dubbed Concept 40.1 (and a compact notchback sedan called the Concept 40.2, which we’ve covered separately). Their names may sound as scintillating as a Firefox browser update, but this striking pair represents a set of lightly disguised production cars scheduled to enter production during the 2017 calendar year.
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from Car and Driver Blog http://www.caranddriver.com/news/volvo-401-concept-previews-upcoming-xc40-news