Volvo Kills the S40 and V50 Models for 2012

Volvo has announced the death of the S40 and V50 models. Both models have been killed for the 2012 model year, due to disappointing sales.

The S40 sedan and V50 wagon have failed to appeal to American buyers, which is shown by the double digit sales decreases in year-over-year sales.

“The S40 and V50 are great cars,” says Volvo spokesman James Hope, “[but] our focus, however, needs to be on our volume vehicles, specifically the S60, XC60, XC90, S80 and XC70.”

Volvo is still going to offer the C30 hatchback and C70 convertible despite the fact that neither model is in high demand in the U.S.

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