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 has ambitious plans to grow its sales to fleets by up to 70% over the next decade. The increase reflects recent strong performances in the fleet market. In 2010 it achieved just short of 20,000 company car registrations, a 20% rise on 2009.

Demand will be driven in part by its low CO2 offering, including the S60 with emissions of and 60mpg fuel economy. It is particularly targeting SMEs, which it classifies as fleets of 5-100 cars.

Volvo is also putting greater emphasis on sales of parts and retail service hours. Volvo has been supporting dealers in getting their message across about the value of their services.

Recent examination of local independent rivals found that in five out of eight cases the independent was not cheaper.

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