Volvo has updated its V40 for the 2017 model year a renewed sense of character and classier look. In 2012, the V40 was introduced as the fastest-ever hatchback in the world. The new V40 range comes in an eight main models, available with petrol or diesel engines, manual or automatic transmissions, and in a mix of Kinetic, Momentum, Inscription or R-Design grades.
The R-Design upgrade releases a truly energetic look and feel. A sportier body kit with aggressive front and rear bumpers, large (functional) exhaust tips, bespoke 18-inch alloy wheels, sports seats and a more expressive interior ambience are included in R-Design models – turning any ordinary V40 into a spirited, muscular sports hatch.
The R-Design grade tops the range, and includes the addition of R-Design badging, perforated leather upholstery on sports seats, unique interior décor elements, a sports steering wheel, sports pedals and of course the body styling upgrade.
Three main option packs are available on all derivatives, including the Sport Pack, Techno Pack and Premium Pack – each of which adds a selection of optional extras for an enhanced driving experience. The Base Pack, available for Kinetic models only, specifically includes cruise control, the digital instrument cluster, a rain sensor, front and rear parking sensors and the high performance sound system.
R-Design models can be specified with one of two extended R-Design packages, which have been tailored to add varying selections of the remaining available options to R-Design models, as the owner sees fit.
With the exception of the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol Drive-E engine in the V40 T3 automatic model, the entire line-up is powered by new-generation 2.0-litre Drive-E engines.
From the 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel which powers the V40 D2 – which can consume as little as 3.4-litres per 100 km and emit just 89 g/km of CO2 – to the powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit in the new Volvo V40 Cross Country T5 AWD, which puts out as much as 180 kW and 350 Nm, the entire range of engines ensures an optimal balance between driveability and efficiency. The gearbox range continues to include six speed manual, six-speed Geartronic (automatic) and eight-speed Geartronic transmissions.
Pricing: R351 100 – R504 400.