The V40 is a hatchback from Volvo on which the V40 Cross Country Crossover is also based. The V40 might be small in size but it has all the makings of the regular Volvo which is known for brilliant performance and excellent safety. The V40 is available in India with the design changes which are reminiscent of the bigger Volvo S60 at least from the front which was recently launched in India. So here is what the new 2017 model will be offering.
Volvo V40 Exteriors
The V40 now gets a full LED Thor’s hammers like headlamp cluster which is also seen on the newly launched Volvo S60 sedan. The front grille sports a waterfall design with the large ironmark Volvo badge placed in its center. The whole design is largely similar to the Cross Country whereas the side profile is similar to the outgoing model and consists of a new set of 17 inch alloy wheels adorned with a modish design. At the rear end, it sports a black glossy finish under the rear window which is flanked by the large L-shaped crystal LED tail lights. The rear bumpers are shod with fog lamps and are concluded with a dual exhaust pipe setup.
Volvo V40 Interiors
The cabin of the V40 has a great list of equipments and the quality is top notch as well due to the Scandinavian craftsmanship that the car has been topped with. It features leather seats which are electrically adjustable and come with memory function as well. These seats have a heating function as well. The V40 is available in 3 different leather trims and all the doors have a bottle holder for improving storage capacity. The cargo space is aplenty in the V40 from the illuminated lockable glovebox and integrated cupholders. The hatchback also has center armrest at front and rear as well. The flat folding front passenger seats accomodate large cargo and the rear seats can also be folded in form of 60:40 as well. The boot has a pull-up safety net to hold the baggage into the place.
Volvo V40 Dimensions
The hatchback has identical dimensions to the Cross Country with just a few changes in the length at a 4369 mm, 1857 mm of width, a height of 1420 mm and wheelbase of 2647 mm. The turning radius is 10.8 meters for the V40.
Volvo V40 Features
The Volvo V40 is adorned with typical loaded with several features like Full LED headlamps, full leather upholstery, clean zone air filter with climate control which reduces the PM2.5 and PM10 by 95 per cent. Cross Country also features a personal car communicator with keyless entry and drive. A fixed panoramic sunroof helps in uplifting the cabin ambience. The crossover also has a Bluetooth and USB enabled high performance Harman Kardon audio system with a 7 inch touch screen equipped which is equipped with Volvo’s SENSUS navigation system.
Volvo V40 Safety Features
Safety is of utmost importance in the Volvo V40 and it has proved its mettle by getting a 5 star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests. It features a first in the industry, a pedestrian airbag, safety cage, 2 stage front airbags with driver's side knee airbag, emergency brake assist with ABS, side impact protection and whiplash protection. Along with that it also features park assist pilot, rear parking camera and Volvo’s patented City safety feature.