Volvo reveals V40 prices

Volvo reveals V40 prices

13/04/2012 in News, All News, Car Manufacturer News

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Volvo reveals V40 prices

Volvo’s new Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series competitor, the V40 five-door hatchback, will be priced from £19,745 when it goes on sale in the UK in September.

The luxury hatchback will be available in ES, SE and SE LUX trim with Bluetooth fitted as standard across the range. Customers are able to place orders now with production starting in May.

The engine lineup features a D2 version with CO2 emissions at 94g/km and possible fuel consumption of 78.5mpg.

The D2 comes with a 1.6-litre diesel engine which has 115bhp and 285 Nm of torque and comes with a six-speed manual gearbox and start/stop function.

The new model is the first car in the world to feature a pedestrian airbag, an innovation which helps reduce the severity of pedestrian injuries in the event of an impact. As expected, Volvo is still putting a huge onus on safety with its City Safety and Pedestrian Detection fitted as standard on the V40.

The entry level ES comes with Bluetooth with music streaming; high performance audio with five-inch colour display screen; electronic climate control; 16-inch Matres alloy wheels; dynamic stability and traction control; power windows; leather steering wheel and gear knob; and textile floor mats.

Nick Connor, acting managing director at Volvo Car UK, said: "The V40 generated a huge amount of excitement and interest when it was launched at the Geneva Motor Show last month.

“Early signs show that the vehicle's residual values will be strong, and we are confident that consumer finance packages and contract hire rates in the business sector will prove to be extremely competitive."

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Volvo will get a chance to express its new identity under Geely ownership with the launch of the second-generation XC90 in 2015. It promises to be the safest Volvo ever produced and comes with Volvo’s new four-cylinder engines, which were developed in-house.

After a few years of declining market share, its fortunes are already improving in 2014 as a result of the new Drive-E 2.0-litre diesel, which offers best-in class CO2 emissions for the power output. The engine is already available in the V40, S60 and V60.

The whole range will undergo renewal by 2019, with the S80 and V70 replacements expected to follow the XC90, with new S90 and V90 badges.

While competing with German premium brands is perhaps too much of a stretch for Volvo in the eyes of some in the badge-obsessed UK market, Volvo has an opportunity to create its own identity and character in the next few years with the traditional Volvo value of safety to the fore.

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