Volvo’s decision to return to the five-door hatchback arena is quite timely as its competition is once again taking this segment more seriously — if not huge in sales volume — in Thailand.
The last time the Swedish brand made such a body silhouette was in the late 80s with the 440. And it was only recently that they have decided to abandon the estate guise for the V40 badge.
What precisely the V40 is today is a true hatchback (the C30 was a three-door) to rival the Audi A3, BMW 1-series, Lexus CT, Mercedes-Benz A-class and Volkswagen Golf.
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