The Volvo S40 is a small family car produced by the Swedish manufacturer Volvo Cars since 1995. The first generation introduced the S40 (S from saloon) and V40 (V from versatility, estate) cars in 1995. The second generation of the car was released in 2004, while the estate variant's name was changed to V50. Furthermore, a coupé and convertible version was marketed as the C70.
The range was replaced by the new Volvo V40 five-door hatchback in 2012.
The Volvo S40 was the first car to earn four stars in Euro-NCAP.
The Mystery of Dalarö was the title of a promotional campaign launched by Volvo in early 2004.