Generally not, but sometimes yes. The S90 with A-Plan/Costco was a phenomenal bargain and probably still is decent. The S60/V60s probably lease out well right now- I haven’t calculated one lately.
Some people lease a car for the payment- bang for the buck. Some people lease a car and pay more to get what they want. Volvo usually falls into that category.
The discount you get (or lack of discount) is a function of supply and demand and can happen with any brand. The PT Cruiser was selling like hotcakes for $3-5K over MSRP when it first came out. Lots of different Range Rovers sold for MSRP and you had to wait 6-12 months to get one. The Shelby GT350 (and especially the GT350R) sold for well over MSRP. If a car needs help selling, the manufacturers offer low rate leases and/or financing, rebates, and dealer incentives.
Volvo actually lost money bringing the C30 to the United States due to its cost and the exchange rate. Infiniti seems to specialize in low lease payments for what you get.