Volvo V40

The Volvo V40 was introduced in 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show to much acclaim. It combines the practicality of a hatchback with the luxurious interior and exterior style recently revived by the Volvo brand.

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About the Volvo V40

The Volvo V40 is known for its many features ranging from the exterior to the interior cabin. One of the most noteworthy features is the Pedestrian Airbag, which is rumored to be the first of its kind in the world. This unique and revolutionary design feature was created to reduce any pedestrian injuries in the event of an abrupt car stop. Other additions compliment this safety feature including, the Volvo City Safety system and the Pedestrian Safety function accompanied by full automatic braking power.

When put under review, the Volvo V40 is gaining recognition for its sleek design, five-door hatch, modern and fresh exterior, and turbocharged engine. The five-door hatch lends way for unique design features along with additional cabin and cargo space. The cargo capacity itself is capable of transporting 335 L. Inside the cabin, you can benefit from an abundance of space with 1073 mm in front leg room and 953 mm in front head room. The V40 is also known for its comfortable design in the back seat with 847 mm rear leg room for passengers.

More importantly, the Volvo V40 is building a reputation for challenging consumers who would otherwise opt for the Audi or BMW counterparts in the class. With a fresh interior and all the luxury accents imaginable, it is hard to resist the new Volvo. U.S. consumers will have to wait patiently in hopes that this model makes its way across the Atlantic and into local showrooms.

Volvo V40 Features

Exploring the 2012 Volvo V40 is much like finding one hidden gem after another. Along the exterior you will encounter a sturdy frame that reaches 4369 mm in length and 1445 mm in height. The first year model lineup includes multiple trim packages, including two different diesel D2 packages, the D3, and the D4. Petrol trim packages are also available in the T3 and T4. All variations include the park assist pilot, lane keeping aid, and Volvo On Call Mobile App.

Starting under the hood, Volvo is introducing a vareity of engine types and descriptions all boasting their own unique attributes. The D2 (205/tire) four-cylinder, diesel engine reaches 115 horsepower and 0-100 in 12.3 seconds. The D2 engine boasts similar stats with some minimal variations in terms of performance. Moving up on the trim packages you can also choose from the D3 five-cylinder engine with front wheel drive that builds to 150 horespower. The D4 reaches 177 horsepower and two Petrol versions known as the T3 and the T4 reach 150 and 180 horsepower, respectively.

The sleek and superb body style of each trim package remains the same in terms of height, weight, length and cabin measurements. Exterior color options are plentiful and include Flamenco Red Metallic, Vibrant Copper Metallic, and Silver Metallic, to name a few. Rim options ranging from Mannan 7x17 to Matres 7x16 are also avaliable on the T3 and T4 packages. Rich leather upholstry and trim features can also be customized to meet all of your design needs.

Additionally, one can expect to find plenty of standard features—regardless of the trim package—such as the Volvo engine start and stop system and the brake energy regeneration. To keep in line with Volvo’s rich safety history, the advanced V40 is equipped with state-of-the-art technology ranging from the pedestrian airbag to the City Safety System.

Volvo V40 Evolution

The first model Volvo V40 was released in 2012 and there has been brief mention of the 2013 Volvo V40 protypes, but no confirmed data has been released.

Unfortunately for US consumers, the 2012 Volvo V40 will not be sold in the states. It is currently under production in Volvo manufacturing plants in Belgium and should be released in Europe at some point in the summer. The new sleek design of the V40 will be a direct competition for other cars in the class such as the Audi A3 or the BMW 1 Series.

Select a Volvo V40 Year

2004 Volvo V40

Midsize, Wagon

The 2004 Volvo V40 classifies as a compact station wagon that first debuted in 1995.

2003 Volvo V40

Midsize, Wagon

2002 Volvo V40

Midsize, Wagon

The 2002 Volvo V40 wagon is the smaller version in the Swedish maker’s wagon line-up.

2001 Volvo V40

Midsize, Wagon

The 2001 Volvo V40 was first introduced in 1995 and right on the heels of its U.

2000 Volvo V40

Midsize, Wagon

The 2000 Volvo V40 serves as the first of this model to reach American car lots, but the model has been around since 1996.