New Volvo V40

New Volvo V40


New Volvo V40

With low emissions, a slick design and plenty of torque, the V40 is well-designed premium hatchback


Volvo’s penchant for stylish but understated vehicle design is fairly apparent in the bodywork of the V40. The bonnet is somewhat derived from the V60, whilst the front-end is smoothed off; the rear is notable for its prominent glass detailing. The V40 also looks very sporty due to its low, wide stance. The cabin is spacious enough for all passengers, with legroom and headroom especially generous in the front, and a light, airy interior that makes the V40 an enjoyable vehicle to ride in. The boot also includes an intuitive folding floor that enables the division of space or alteration of height.


As a result of sharing many of its parts with the Ford Focus, the Volvo V40 is very agile and composed, and excels when moving through corners. The firm ride is a real benefit, allowing for tightly controlled body roll and compliance with the light steering that makes handling the car at low speeds easy. The V40’s performance of petrol engines is best represented by the T4, which hustles along quite nicely in return for revs. The diesel engines offer stellar performance given their economy and emissions, with even the strongest of the three (D4) being tax-free but able to sprint to 62mph in seven seconds. Climate control, Bluetooth, DAB radio and alloy wheels are included in all V40 models. The SE trim adds cruise control, automatic wipers, leather seats, xenon headlights and more. There is also the cross country edition of the V40, which introduces a raised ride height and chunky bumpers.

Safety & Economy

Volvo is an ever-safe brand, and installs airbags, a pedestrian airbag in the bonnet and automatic braking.


Perfect for Driving Enthusiasts, Small Families and Professionals Although the hatchback market is the newest sector Volvo has entered, the V40 manages to successfully tick all the boxes, with great handling, stylish design and a range of efficient engines to suit every taste.

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