Volvo V40 Review & Ratings
- 9 October 2016
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
The Volvo V40 is a small family car and is available in the form of a 5-door hatchback. The V40 was officially introduced to the public in 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show. This vehicle has been available for purchase in Europe since May of 2012 and in the UK since August. A modified version of the Ford C1 platform was used in designing the V40, and it was also used with other vehicles from this carmaker, including the C30, S40, and C70. There are two petrol engines available for this vehicle, including a 1.6-liter EcoBoost I4 which can produce up to 150 and 180 horsepower, depending on the exact specifications. There is also the 2.5 liter Volvo B525 engine which can produce up to 245 horsepower.
Two diesel engines are also available with the Volva V40, including a 1.6 liter Ford Duratorq engine which can produce up to 115 horsepower and a 2.0 liter I5 Volvo diesel engine which is available in 150 horsepower and 177 horsepower versions. The V40 T5 comes with a 2.0 liter I5 in some countries and is capable of producing up to 213 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 300 nm. The Cross Country is yet another version of this vehicle and was designed with protective body panels as well as larger wheels and tires with an increased height ride.
The Cross Country model has a T5 petrol variant that features all-wheel drive as well as Hill Descent Control. This vehicle also comes with other more powerful engines than the regular V40, and they are available in different markets throughout the world. The D4 Drive-E model is available in V40 and V40 Cross Country bodies and uses a 4-cylinder twin turbo diesel engine that is rated for 190 PS or 187 horsepower and 400 N m with 299 pound-feet of torque. This vehicle uses a manual transmission that has been tuned for better fuel economy as well as pressure feedback from every fuel injector and a smart valve solution on the cooling system.
The Volvo V40 has won a number of awards since it was first introduced to the public, including the Best Executive Hatch at the Scottish Car of the Year awards in 2012. This vehicle also won the Auto Express Safety Award in 2013 at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. The Best Medium Family Car award of 2013 was also given to the V40 for its numerous safety features.
This vehicle’s numerous safety features, including its Pedestrian Detection as well as lane-keeping assist with steering feedback make it an excellent family car, which is one of the reason why it has won so many awards thus far. The V40 is a powerful yet practical and safe vehicle which appeals to many different types of consumers, which is precisely why it has become one of Volvo’s best-selling models. Although trim options may be limited with this vehicle, its sheer specs more than make up for it in the end.
The T5 model has an engine that uses stop/start technology and is able to go from 0-to-62 mph in just 6.7 seconds, which is a fairly impressive feat on Volvo’s part. There are many different things about the V40 which consumers find appealing, including its great handling, smooth ride, powerful engines, and sleek modern design. This car has undergone numerous safety tests with excellent results, leading to its numerous awards for driver, passenger, and even pedestrian safety. With a number of innovations and interesting features, it is no wonder why so many people are obsessed with this Volvo car and have so many good things to say about it.