The V40 delivers noteworthy
fuel-economy figures and, as you would expect from a Volvo, it is extremely
safe to travel in. This attractive hatchback is a great choice for
style-conscious families or anyone who just enjoys solidly built, generously
equipped and super-comfortable motoring.
The V40 looks good from front to back, with, for example, Norse-hammer-motif LED headlights and wraparound tail lights, each providing a distinctive light signature. The car possesses a distinctly sporty bearing, which is accentuated further with standard fixtures such as chrome-wrapped twin exhausts. The car rides on lightweight and stylish 16-inch alloy wheels, and comes with a range of body-coloured components, including auto-folding and heated door mirrors. A smart rear spoiler brings a touch of extra class to the vehicle’s rear fascia.
The V40 provides its occupants with a supremely comfortable automotive environment. The cabin is constructed using high-quality materials and comes with extremely supportive seats that are easily the match of others in the vehicle’s class, delivering a relaxing ride every time. The car is particularly suitable for a family of five, providing plenty of space for three younger passengers in the back row – or two full-size adults. The V40 also makes room for a 324-litre boot space, which can be expanded whenever the need arises to as much as 1,021 litres.
A 2.0-litre 120bhp petrol engine is a standard inclusion with entry-level Momentum trim lines. Attached to a six-speed manual gearbox, this produces 220Nm of torque and 0-60mph in roughly 9.2 seconds, as well as up to 50.4mpg and a 124g/km CO2 emissions figure. Optimal fuel efficiency is delivered by a 2.0-litre 118bhp diesel unit, which returns as much as 78.5mpg and emissions as low as 94g/km.
All models come with automatic air conditioning (featuring dual-zone climate control) fitted as standard, providing the means to enjoy a well-ventilated or perfectly heated cabin. A minimum-size five-inch colour display is also included, providing intuitive access to an eight-speaker sound system (featuring DAB radio). Bluetooth connectivity, meanwhile, enables audio streaming from compatible smartphones, as well as hands-free telephone communication.
Crash-test specialist Euro NCAP has awarded a full five-star rating to the V40, which achieved the highest score in its class: 98 percent. The car comes with a raft of protective features, such as City Safety, autonomous technology that helps prevent low-speed collisions. The V40’s suite of airbags includes one that benefits any pedestrian who might walk out in front of the car – it expands from within the bonnet, providing soft contact.
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