Volvo's upcoming V40 (or is that V30?) five-door has been spied testing again this week, as Volvo's engineers make the most of Northern Europe's winter weather.
This latest test car is covered head-to-toe in the usual hard-plastic camouflage plates, although earlier shots have revealed that Volvo's new small car will draw inspiration from the S60/V60 range, along with the stylish XC60 SUV.
Whether the new model will be named V30 or V40 is unclear, however reports out of Europe have claimed that Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby has quietly confirmed the return of the V40 badge.
Drivetrains for the V30/V40 will likely include Volvo's new stop-start and rear-axle kinetic energy regeneration systems. Volvo says the latter technology can give the vehicle an extra 60kW of power when needed.
Watch for the new small Volvo to appear at March's Geneva Motor Show.