The Volvo V40 is a sleek 5 door hatchback that makes an instant impression. With its dramatic design, sharpened features and characteristics from some of the larger models, the Volvo V40 is compact yet full of life. Add to the mix some of Volvo's traditional strengths such as efficiency and class-leading safety and you have a true family car.
The exterior of the V40 combines curves and clever sculpting with a hexagonal tailgate. Its low wide bonnet adds to the cars sporting stance and on road presence. Step inside the cabin and you will find lots of space for both the driver and passengers. Additional light can be flooded into the car with the option of a panoramic glass roof which also adds a touch of opulence.
The V40 proves that class-leading fuel efficiency in a compact car can also be combined with exciting driving dynamics and a full suite of features that are expected from a true luxury car. Full of modern touches, this premium car is the first new model that has been fully developed around Volvo's 'Designed Around You Strategy'. The plush interior has mood lighting, a gently illuminated gear lever knob and a high quality dash that features Volvo's familiar floating centre console, a 7inch infotainment display and funky new digital dials. The dashboard is interactive and gives you 3 display modes to select from – elegance, eco and performance.
As with all Volvos, the V40 features an abundance of safety kit, including a start-stop system, 'pedestrian detection with full auto braking' and a new collision avoidance system that works at up to 30 mph. However, the biggest safety innovation is the all-new pedestrian airbag that pops the car's bonnet on impact providing a large cushion which pedestrians can fall onto but still allows the driver visibility of the road ahead. The V40 has been awarded the maximum 5 star Euro NCAP safety rating. Both the V40 R-Design and V40 Cross Country also hold the 5 star rating.
You can choose from ES, SE, SE LUX and the top of the range sports-inspired R-Design which includes reprofiled front bumper and rear diffuser, five-spoke 17" Ixion wheels, silver matt door mirrors, unique R-Design embossed nubuck upholstery, sports floor mats, sports steering wheel and pedals, TFT crystal display screen with unique blue colouring, illuminated gear-knob, unique R-Design aluminium trim and vertical LED day-running lights. There is also an R-Design LUX model available which takes the standard specification even higher and includes bending xenon headlights with cleaning system, rain sensor, leather-faced R-Design embossed seats, cruise control, keyless start and rear theatre lighting.