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2012 Volvo V40 Spyshots – Winter Testing

Last week Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby announced that the new v30 range would be called the v40.

And as regular as clockwork our spies have spotted the V40 undergoing winter testing in northern sweden.

Not just will the V40 be a brand new model, but it will also replace two existing models.

When the V40 arrives in 2012 the current S40 and V50 will be discontinued in Volvo line-up.

During an interview on friday Stefan Jacoby got the question if the V40 will replace the C30 as well but just answered that the C30 is a 3 door car and the new one will have more than 3 doors. So we have to wait and see what happens to the C30 in the future.

The v40 is targeted against the Audi A3 Sportsback and BMW new 1 series which is a hint at the aspirations at Volvo.

From the limited view of the car we guess that it will look a lot like a smaller version of the V60.

We expect the same engines to be carried on with a choice of 4 diesels from 115hp to 215hp, and soon to be followed by a range of petrols from 180hp to a range topping 320hp option along with AWD.

The new V40 will have its public debut in March at the Geneva Car Show.

Porsche Cajun Mule Spied Winter Testing

The Porsche Cajun mule has been spotted in northern Sweden undergoing winter testing.

We were expecting to see at least a production prototype around now, so we find it strange that the mule is still cross dressed in the Audi Q5 form.

This car is expected to be in direct competition to the current Range Rover Evoque and priced around £35,000 for the base model.

The chassis is based on the mules Q5 but will be an heavily modified affair, with a wider track and some Porsche fettled power units from Audi.

Rumour has it that there will be two engine options at launch including a 180bhp Diesel along with a 235bhp 2.0 litter.

Later on in 2012 we expect to see the S variant which will be powered by a 3.0 litre V6 with around 300Bhp but expect this figure to change depending on the rumoured sporty Evoque.

An Hybrid model will follow in 2013, We expect to see a concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor show.