Volvo enthusiast site Swedespeed notes that the Gothenburg-based automaker has recently been filing a large number of trademarks in both the United States and Europe, a move that may hint that new compacts and electric vehicles are on the way.
For the U.S. market, applications for V20 and V30 offer limited details, apart from the fact that the trademarks are associated with “land vehicles.” Given that Volvo has V40, V60 and V90 models either already available or in the product pipeline, it would seem natural to assume that the V20 and V30 monikers would be reserved for smaller cars.
Perhaps even more telling are submissions in Europe to secure the names P5, P6, P8, P9 and P10.
Identified in the trademark applications as “vehicles and conveyances: electric vehicles,” the site speculates that the designations could follow the naming convention that Volvo has adopted for the XC90 T8, where the ‘P’ series could denote a line of fully electric vehicles – much like as the “T” is used to indicate a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.
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