Volvo is phasing out the less popular S40 sedan and V50 wagon for the 2012 model year, as the automaker continues to make changes in its lineup since it was recently acquired by Chinese automaker Geely.
This week's batch of automotive recalls kicks off with Honda addressing front window issues on a handful of 2011 Odyssey minivans -- marking the minivan's second recall in the past two weeks -- while Volvo issues structural repairs for a seven -- yes, seven -- of 2011 S40 sedans.
Volvos have been good-looking long enough to banish the sensible-shoes image that has dogged the Swedish brand for decades. We can thank Brit designer Peter Horbury for sculpting the once slab-sided boxes into sleek shapes while maintaining their uniquely Volv
The new S40 looks like a scaled down S60, which can't be a bad thing because the S60 is a fine looking sedan. Inside, the S40 uses an intriguing center stack that takes its cues from modern furniture design to free up space. Underpinning the new car is a corpo