The new Volvo V40, and its larger sibling the V40 Cross Country, are a compact five-door hatchback with a versatile range of engines. Perfect for families, the range is comfortable enough for long journeys on the motorway, or the short drive to school each morning. New R-Design models provide even greater performance, engine efficiency and interior luxury.
The new Volvo V40 range can be discovered in more detail and taken for a test drive at Lancaster Reading.
Should an accident threaten, City Safety, Pedestrian Airbag technology (beneath the bonnet), and Dynamic Stability and Traction Control help minimise the risk of injury or prevent collisions entirely. You can also choose an optional Driver Support Pack for a range of additional safety mechanisms.
The V40 range, including the R-Design and Cross Country models, achieved a 98% safety rating for Euro NCAP, making it one of the safest cars on the road today.
The V40 - particularly "R-Design" models - create a sporty but sophisticated look. The eye-catching front end includes a glossy black grille and angled LED lights, while the underbody is made from boron alloy steel to increase strength and reliability. With a height of less than 1.45m, the V40 has an athletic profile and increased aerodynamics to improve performance. R-Design editions, moreover, boast twin exhaust pipes and five-spoke alloy wheels. For its part, the V40 Cross Country comes with silver roof rails, LED daytime running lights and assertive-looking underbody protection at the flanks and rear.
Carefully fitted seats in Nubuck textile and perforated leather adorn the black interior but, despite the sleek new style, the cabin is completely devoted to everyday use.
The front is ergonomically designed to make issuing commands from the driver's seat straightforward, and the austere dashboard features three driving set-ups – Elegance, Eco and Performance – to suit your mood. Liquid crystal instruments provide excellent legibility, so you are always aware of exactly how the V40 is performing.
Whatever your driving preferences, the Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country are sure to have an engine to meet your requirements.The 150bhp D3 diesel engine displays excellent all-round specifications; the renowned T5 petrol can reach a top speed of a blistering 155mph; and the D2 115bhp diesel engine emits as little as 94g/km of CO2 and fuel economy of up to 74mpg.
Some R-Design models can go even better, achieving the same great performance whilst achieving 88g/km and extraordinary combined fuel economy of 83.1mpg.
Performance is matched by outstanding handling.
The Volvo V40's electric power steering mean you can navigate with satisfying ease.
An optional lowered sports chassis reduces body roll through corners.
Stability Control and Torque Vectoring add an extra dimension to the V40's agility, and ensure that it remains in total control on the road, even in difficult conditions
4369 mm / 172 in|
1802 mm / 70.9 in|
|Vehicle height||(unladen) 1445 mm / 56.9 in|
2647 mm / 104.2 in|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||
1474 kg / 3250 lb|
|Engine / Cylinders||
|Engine Capacity||1596 cc|
240 nm @ 1600-4000 rpm|
110 kW @ 5700 rpm|
|Top Speed||130 mph|
|Acceleration||0-62 mph / 8.8 sec|