Volvo V40 Review
The new Volvo V40 is a crossover designed and developed by the Swedish auto manufacturer Volvo. This 5-door crossover was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in the year 2012. v40 is available in 2 trims – Ocean race and R-Design in Philippines with appealing features and powerful engine. This efficient engine is capable of delivering decent power and mileage which makes it a good family drive. Other than attractive exterior and interior features, this drive has numerous safety features which make it a worthy family vehicle in which you can take a drive along with your loved ones. A competitive price tag with all these striking features ensure that its customer may not have to check out similar segment vehicles by competitors.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
For Filipino customers, the new Volvo V40 is offered in two trims – Volvo Ocean Race and R-Design. Both of these trims are powered by 1.6-litre turbo 4-cylinder gasoline engine which has a capacity to churn out a maximum power measuring to 180 hp at 5700 rpm along with a maximum torque clocking at 240 Nm between 1600 to 5000 rpm. This power packed engine coupled with 6-speed automatic transmission sips 6.1-litre/100 kms of fuel on an average and with 6-speed manual transmission, the fuel consumption is 5.5-litre/100 kms. The acceleration and pick up of this drive is also impressive with 7.7 seconds from standstill to 100 kmph with a decent top speed.
Volvo has given an innovative exterior with numerous appealing features which altogether give an elegant look to its V40 crossover. Its most appealing exterior feature is the radiator grille which is beautifully finished with chrome, having the Volvo insignia plotted at the center. Its bold and beautiful headlights complete this front in an impressive manner. To enhance this exterior, this stylish crossover has a striking bonnet with crisp lines on it to give a sporty impression. The rear is also appointed with equally stylish features including spoiler for improved efficiency and dual chrome tailpipes. The Ocean race trim is packed with sporty 17-inch alloy wheels and the R-Design has been equipped with 18-inch wheels with appropriate tires. To provide a spacious cabin to its occupants, this crossover has overall dimensions measuring 4369 mm x 1802 mm x 1420 mm (L x W x H) along with a wheelbase of 2647 mm.
Step inside the Volvo V40 crossover and there is a long list of striking and appealing features which await to welcome you. To deliver a fun filled ride everytime, this crossover is packed with numerous comforting features. The driver seat has been appointed with electric adjustment and memory to provide best driving comfort. The dual zone air conditioning system of this drive ensures that you get comfortable temperature while riding in this vehicle. Panoramic sunroof is also provided in V40 to add more value to the aesthetics while offering natural light to enjoy at the same time. The premium upholstery on seats give an elegant and gracious look to the entire cabin. The dashboard of this crossover is designed with soft plastic and has instrument panel and all the control plotted over it in an intelligent way. To deliver fun and entertainment onboard, this drive is equipped with a standard audio system along with Bluetooth handfree system and Volvo On Call and smartphone app. A boot space measuring 324-litre is provided at the rear of this drive to accommodate your luggage.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Volvo is considered to be among those manufacturers which keep the safety of passengers in priority while designing a vehicle. The V40 is also packed with numerous safety features like front, side and curtain airbags, safety belts along with pre-tensioners and load limiters and Whiplash protection system. Other than these features, this crossover also has collapsible steering column which collapses after sensing an impact from front to protect the driver. It has energy absorbing frontal structure, reinforced passenger compartment and side impact protection system which minimize the impact on passenger after a hit. Features like Anti-Lock Braking system, Ready Alert Brakes, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability and Traction Control and Advanced Stability Control ensure stability and control even when you drive it on high speeds.
Excellent performance, classy and appealing interior, you get all of it in the new Volvo V40 crossover. This drive has gained a lot of popularity in a short span of time with its sumptuous features and efficient engine. This drive is also packed with a number of safety features as standard which is the USP of Volvo.