Just 343 examples of the V40 Carbon will be built.
The Polestar-tuned Volvo V40 Carbon was unveiled overnight, but the chances of ever seeing the car down under are next to zero. At the beginning of the month, the companies announced that it would soon be offering Polestar Performance Optimisation packages for models powered by Volvo’s Drive-E engine lineup. These Polestar upgrades, it was said, [...]
Volvo and Polestar have teamed up once again to produce the more performance-oriented V40 Carbon edition, boasting a number of enhancements but only available in select markets, of which ours is sadly not one. Continue reading VolvoShow More Summary
The 2015 Volvo V40 Cross Country is an interesting beast. Firstly, it’s only available in AWD when you opt for – and pay the requisite premium – for the range-topping T5 model despite Volvo claiming it’s an ‘SUV’. That’s exactly what we have on test in the CarAdvice garage for the week, the T5. [...]
Volvo is planning to update all of its front-wheel-drive models for the 2016 model-year, with all to receive the carmaker’s Drive-E engines. The V40, V60 and V70 (currently unavailable in Australia), along with the S60 and XC60 are all included in the planned update, with both petrol- and diesel-powered units to be Drive-E spec. Show More Summary
We’ve just driven the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V and find it to be superior—yes, superior—to its German rivals. Why does it win? Sheer flat-out ability. Volvo is working on a new generation of compact cars, based around a modular platform developed with Chinese automaker Geely. One will be a replacement for the current V40 hatch, and...
For most, the Volvo V40 T5 R-Design probably isn’t the first premium hot-hatch that springs to mind. That’s because it goes up against German prestige stalwarts including the Mercedes-Benz A250 Sport and BMW 125i M Sport, as well as offerings such as the Volkswagen Golf R and GTI, and the uncompromising Renault Megane RS265. But sometimes, left of centre is a positive. The [...]
Volvo may not have invented the wagon but no company has as much dedication to the practical cargo hauler as the Swedish brand. With the new V60 Cross Country they have expanded to six wagons world-wide (V40, V40 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country, V70 and XC70). Show More Summary
Volvo has launched a pair of special-edition models into the Australian market this week, celebrating its first year in the local V8 Supercars championship. Based on the S60 T4 Kinetic midsized sedan and the V40 T4 Kinetic small hatch,...Show More Summary
Volvo Cars Australia is capitalising on its strong V8 Supercars season by releasing a pair of special edition versions of its entry S60 sedan and V40 models, each of which is called Sprint Edition. The limited-edition models, each limited to 100 units, bring more than $4000 worth of sporty extras to the party and sharp [...]
The Volvo XC40 will be the second model created out of the Swedish brand’s new C-segment Modular Architecture (CMA) following the next-generation Volvo V40 due around 2016. Volvo senior vice president Lex Kerssemakers confirmed details about the new platform at the Paris motor show, which is being developed in conjunction with Chinese parent Geely as [...]
Want a rugged Volvo wagon? Gothenburg has two kinds to offer: there's the XC crossovers on the one hand and ruggedized wagons on the other. As we reported last month from the unveiling of the new XC90 in Sweden, Volvo plans on offering more Cross Country wagons in the future. Show More Summary
A Volvo prototype spotted in Spain suggests the Swedish automaker is about to expand its lineup with a new V60 Cross Country soft-roader. Volvo currently sells a Cross Country version of its V40 compact overseas, and it’s likely the new V60 Cross Country will also remain out of bounds for U.S. buyers due to the potential cannibalization of...
Things have been slow in Gothenburg the past few years, but they're picking up speed. The only new model Volvo has released in the past four years since it was taken over by Geely - that being the V40 introduced in 2012 - started its development when the company was still under Ford's umbrella. Show More Summary
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