Volvo has unveiled it’s latest V40 line-up and it’s a very impressive mix.
I’m a huge fan of Volvos – having had a couple that were real workhorses – but the new model makes Volvo a real contender for the smaller luxury car segment and this is a real alternatrive choice for people thinking about buying the BMW1.
There’s also the addition of the new R-Design and Cross Country variants, making the customer choice very impressive.
Their D2 models feature sub-100g/km CO2 emissions across all trim levels and in three bodystyles (which means in London you won’t pay the Congestion Charge).
It’s no surprise to find that the V40 is also the safest car in its class too, having achieved the highest score ever recorded by EuroNCAP in recent crash tests, thanks in part to pioneering technologies such as the world’s first pedestrian airbag and Volvo’s autonomous braking system City Safety, which also now qualifies for reduced insurance premiums.
There’s no compromise either for customers who want to combine comfort with sports-inspired styling as the V40 R-Design is fitted as standard with the dynamic chassis and available with the optional sports chassis.
The all-new V40 was launched in the UK in July and is available with a choice of six engines, including a new 254hp, five-cylinder 2.5-litre T5 Geartronic performance model, which can cover the 0-60mph sprint in 5.7 seconds and will continue on to a top speed of 155mph.
Meanwhile, diesel engines include two 2.0-litre units − D3 with 150hp or D4 with 177hp − both of which are available with a choice of manual or automatic gearbox and combine impressive performance with frugal fuel economy (up to 65.7mpg for manual versions on the combined cycle).
Rounding off the diesel engine range is the 1.6-litre D2 engine.
The V40 range is priced from £19,995. For more information, visit the website: www.volvocars.co.uk.