Swedish tuning firm Polestar needs very little introduction. It takes sensible Volvos, paints them an eye-searing shade of blue, and makes them very brisk indeed. It's managed to turn the S60 sedan and V60 wagon into proper drivers cars, and already taken victory in Australia's V-8 Supercars series. The prospect of a Polestar-tuned V40 hatchback...
The rumored V40 Polestar would be aimed squarely at the Audi RS3.
Rumours of a Polestar-tuned hero in Volvo’s V40 hatch range persist, and it’s no surprise. While the existing T5 model already offers a mighty 187kW, the debut last year of Volvo’s S60 Polestar immediately had fans clamouring for an even bolder V40. Show More Summary
The all-new Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid may give an unlikely lifeline to the stillborn Volvo V40 Polestar hot-hatch project. UK publication AutoExpress reports the V40 Polestar could use the new turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine from the 2015 XC90’s T8 ‘Twin Engine’ powertrain. The new Drive-E engine, unveiled overnight, produces 235kW of power. [...]
The Volvo V40 will soon see an updated range of four-cylinder Drive-E turbo engines as the brand moves to lower fuel use across its range. A report from the UK’s Autocar states the new Volvo four-cylinder Drive-E engines – variants of which are set to be launched in the S60, V60 and XC60 lines in the [...]
2014 VOLVO V40 CROSS COUNTRY REVIEW Vehicle Style: Five door hatch Price: $47,990 (plus on-roads) Engine/Trans: 130kW/400Nm 5cyl diesel | 6spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 5.3 l/100km | tested: 7.3 l/100km OVERVIEW Volvo has entered the tidal surge of crossovers by jacking up its V40 hatch. Show More Summary
Polestar may be the most renown company in the Volvo modifying business, but these Swedish cars have gone through many workshops for visual and performance upgrades in recent years. One of them belongs to Heico Sportiv, a German venture that has left its fingerprint on anything from the compact Volvo C30 to the full-size XC90 SUV. Show More Summary
The Volvo brand has long been synonymous with safety, and that includes even its smallest car – the Volvo V40. For a long time the Swedish carmaker has built its reputation on this foundation, not only through its marketing campaigns but also through innovative in-house research into safety technology. In recent years Volvo has been [...]
Because life isn't fair, we don't get the stylish wagon known as the Volvo V40 in the United States. That means we don't get its soft-roading cousin, the V40 Cross Country. So, naturally, if Volvo tuner Heico Sportiv ever produces this...Show More Summary
The next-generation Volvo V40 will be one of a number of compact models that will be co-developed with the brand’s Chinese parent company, Geely. Autocar reports the duo’s forthcoming Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) will underpin new sedan, hatchback and crossover models, and potentially others, from the Swedish manufacturer, as well as a range of compact [...]
The Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country models have become the latest to introduce the Swedish brand’s all-new turbocharged four-cylinder Drive-E engine family. The premium V40 hatchback and V40 Cross Country compact SUV are now available overseas with the new-generation 2.0-litre D4 diesel and T5 petrol engines, as well as a new eight-speed automatic transmission [...]
D4 turbocharged diesel mill produces 190 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
Today, the Volvo marketing message underscores style and sportiness almost as much as safety. We’ll get to the ‘sporty’ claims shortly, but on the latter, the bank-vault bodied, five-star V40, with its innovative safety systems scores highly, while Scandinavian minimalism pervades even this eco-slanted, entry-level model’s cabin. Show More Summary
‘Premium’ is perhaps the word most difficult to define in the automotive lexicon. To some, it may be about delivering an image above the mainstream and the connotations of a badge; to others it may be about the tangibles of … Continue...Show More Summary
The Volvo V40 is a great-looking car that we don't get in the U.S., but being a Volvo, one of the things that makes it look the way it does is safety. In the front end that manifests itself as a pedestrian airbag, but if Volvo gets rid of it, it may spell a big change in the way the sleek little Swede looks. Read more...
As proof of just how quickly automotive technology can advance, just check out the Volvo V40. Developed with an external airbag aimed at better protecting pedestrians in the event of a collision, this innovative safety device could be...Show More Summary
Volvo premiered a world-first pedestrian airbag system with its new V40 hatch, but at least one company looks set to up the ante before the decade is out. Industry supplier TRW has confirmed it is developing new external airbags that...Show More Summary
What better way to finish one month and start a new one than going through our traditional World Roundup? None, I know. Enough of the world? That’s fine, I knew some of you would feel that way, and I’ve prepared something else: you can check out new car sales data for 176 additional countries and territories on [...]
2013 VOLVO V40 CROSS COUNTRY REVIEW What’s Hot: Willing engine, nice style, excellent brakes What’s Not: Thirstier than rivals, no manual option X-FACTOR: Like those earlier Cross Country wagons, the versatile new V40 is happy on tarmac or gravel. Show More Summary
Never mind its ‘cross country’ badge, it’s doubtful you’d want to make this year’s ski pilgrimage in the new Volvo V40 Cross Country unless you can afford the range-topping T5 version. For reasons we can’t quite fathom, Volvo decided to … Continue reading ? The post Volvo V40 Cross Country Review appeared first on CarAdvice.