Volvo says Geneva will feature the introduction of the refreshed V40 image

The Swedish automaker is extremely busy renewing its entire top end of the model roster, but one should not forget about the more affordable, bread and butter models.

As such, while the Swedish automaker is preparing the world introduction of the all-new V90 wagon after earlier this year it debuted its S90 sedan sibling, it has also announced the upcoming Geneva Motor Show is going to bring the facelifted V40 compact. The S90 and V90 are based off the new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) that has last year underpinned the second-generation XC90 sport utility vehicle, but the fresh V40 will remain on the same platform as it will only be mildly refreshed. The V40 is also important to the company, for example being the best-selling Volvo in the United Kingdom.

While rumors flying around were calling for an all-new V40 for this year, it appears the automaker has decided to refresh it one more time ahead of the retirement that should come in about two years. The V40 is also offered by Volvo as a crossover-inspired Cross Country version that is also expected to receive the same refresh option later this year. Keep an eye open on our website for the facelifted V40, as the first images and details will be released by the company on February 24 followed by the official world premiere on March 1 during the Swiss event.