|Designer||Peter Horbury |
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact car (small family car)|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Platform||Volvo P1 platform|
D2 1.6 L I4
D3, D4 2.0 L I5
D4 Drive-E 2.0 L I4
|Transmission||6-speed manual |
|Wheelbase||2,647 mm (104.2 in)|
|Length||4,369 mm (172.0 in)|
|Width||1,802 mm (70.9 in)|
|Height||1,445 mm (56.9 in)|
|Curb weight||1,357–1,498 kg (2,992–3,303 lb)|
The Volvo V40 is a small family car, available in five-door hatchback form, that was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. It has been on sale in Europe since May 2012 and the UK since August.
The V40 was designed by American Chris Benjamin and is the last Volvo to be designed under British designer Peter Horbury before he moved to Volvo's parent Geely.
It is built on the modified Ford C1 platform which was used by the Volvo C30, S40, V50, and C70 models with modifications to the electric power steering, and revised spring and damper settings.
The engine lineup is carried from current Volvo models, with two petrol engines; a 1.6 litre EcoBoost I4 producing either 150 and 180 hp, dependent on specification, and a 2.5 litre Volvo B525 I5 producing 254 hp, and two diesel engines; a 1.6 litre Ford Duratorq engine, which produces 115 hp, whilst only emitting 94 g/km of CO2, and a 2.0 litre I5 Volvo diesel engine available in two versions, 150 hp and 177 hp.
Also, in some countries, the V40 T5 uses a 2.0 litre I5 (B5204T9) producing 213 hp @6000 rpm and 300 nm from 2,700-5,000 rpm.
2014 Volvo V40 car front view
Volvo V40 Cross Country (2013-)
The Cross Country is a version of the Volvo V40 with protective body panels, bigger wheels and tyres along with an increased ride height. Its T5 petrol variant features All Wheel Drive, along with Hill Descent Control.
Volvo launched the V40 Cross Country in India on the month of June 2013. It is priced at Rs. 28.5 lakh.
- Best Executive Hatch, at the Scottish Car of the Year awards in 2012, which was held in Glasgow, Scotland on October 14, 2012.
- Auto Express Safety Award 2013 held at Grand Connaught Rooms, London on July 2, 2013.
- Best Medium Family Car and 2013 Car of the Year by the motoring website Carsite.co.uk on July 2, 2013.
The 2014 Volvo V40 D3 SE Lux rear view