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Volvo Car Corporation officially
revealed its all-new premium five-door, five-seat hatchback, the
Volvo V40 to the world's media during the Geneva Motorshow.. The
all-new Volvo V40 enters the Premium Hatchback class featuring a
luxury look and feel that emphasises the aura of a compact car with
large-car content and characteristics.
The classic V-shaped bonnet is further
enhanced by bolder expressive lines. The high-gloss grille is low
and wide in order to create a sporty, close-to-the-ground feel. The
lower opening is surrounded at the corners by sculpted bodywork,
stretching from one wheel arch to the other. The sculptured corners
not only add character, they also direct the airflow to improve
aerodynamics. Daytime Running Lights are set into the lower corners
of the front end, sweeping upward if viewed directly from the front.
The "blade design" of the front headlights creates an attractive
light pattern in the dark.
The buyer of the all-new V40 can
personalise the car with an exterior accessory styling kit. The kit
creates an exclusive, sporty aura and improves aerodynamic
The exterior styling kit includes
deflectors, a twin-coloured rear diffuser, a striping kit and
enlarged rectangular, chromed twin tail pipes. Diamond-cut 18-inch
alloy wheels with contrasting grey detailing and a roof spoiler can
be added separately.
Engine and Chassis
The all-new Volvo V40 boasts
class-leading driving dynamics thanks to focused attention to a
number of vital areas.
The chassis has been designed to
offer the agile, connected experience that creates true driving
The engine range spans everything
from Volvo Car Corporation's first diesel with CO2
emissions of just 94 g/km to the turbocharged T5 petrol engine with
254 hp and acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds.
All engine versions have start-stop
and braking energy regeneration, no matter whether they are fitted
with a manual or automatic gearbox.
The five-cylinder 2.5-litre
turbocharged T5 engine has a power output of 254 hp and 400 Nm of
torque, including 40 Nm overboost delivered during acceleration. To
achieve low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, internal
friction has been reduced.
The T5 comes with automatic
transmission and acceleration from 0-62 mph takes 6.7 seconds. Fuel
consumption is 35.8 mpg (EU Combined).
The mid-range offer includes two
versions of a 1.6-litre GTDi engine: T4 with 180 horsepower and T3
with 150 horsepower.
The 180 hp engine offers maximum
torque of 270 Nm, including 30 Nm overboost. This gives excellent
drivability throughout the speed range. The torque curve is
relatively gentle, resulting in a particularly comfortable driving
The 150 horsepower T3 engine offers
240 Newton metres of torque. Volvo's engine experts have managed to
bring fuel consumption down to 48.7 mpg. This corresponds to CO2
emissions of 134 g/km.
The five-cylinder 2.0-litre D4
turbodiesel has been optimised for fuel-efficient driving pleasure.
The piezoelectric fuel valves keep fuel consumption to a minimum
thanks to exceptionally fast and precise injection pulses under high
pressure. This results in efficient combustion. In order to give the
car better driving properties, the turbocharger has been fine-tuned
for high torque from low revs.
This engine delivers 177 hp and has
torque of 400 Nm across a wide rpm range. Acceleration from 0-62 mph
takes 8.3 seconds with the automatic gearbox (8.6 sec with manual).
Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions is 62.8 mpg (119 g/km)
with a manual gearbox and 53.3 mpg (139 g/km) with the automatic (EU
In addition there is the 2.0-litre
D3 producing 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque.
Both turbodiesels are available
with a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual gearbox.
D2 version with CO2
emissions of 94 g/km
The D2 version of the Volvo V40
comes with CO2 emissions as low as 94 g/km -
corresponding to fuel consumption of just 78.8 mpg. The 1.6-litre
diesel engine has 115 hp and 285 Nm of torque, including 15 Nm
overboost. The D2 engine is combined with a six-speed manual gearbox
and start/stop function.
Other details such as smooth
underbody panels also contribute to low fuel consumption and low
The 1.6-litre diesel engine can
also be mated to the six-speed Powershift gearbox.
||360 Nm + 40 Nm overboost
||240 Nm + 30 Nm overboost
||270 Nm + 15 Nm overboost
Prices and specification will be
announced at the end of March with customers able to place orders by
the end of April. Production starts in May, with customer cars
being delivered in September.