Geneva 2012 Preview: Volvo V40

Geneva 2012 Preview: Volvo V40 image

Text: / Photos: | posted March 01, 2012 17:29

Bringing sexy back


The Volvo Car Corporation will be making their own very special reveal at Geneva, as they will be launching the all new Volvo V40, taking on the competition in the premium hatchback class.

"The all-new V40 is the first new model that is fully developed according to our human-centric, Designed Around You strategy. Charged with an outstanding set of high-tech features it definitely will give our toughest competitors a headache," says Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation.

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The V40 sports Volvo's most modern, expressive car with their very own luxury look and feel, a high-quality aura and meticulous attention to detail. The all-new V40 also boasts class-leading driving dynamics thanks to focused attention to a number of vital areas. The chassis is designed to offer the agile, connected experience that creates true driving pleasure.

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The engine range spans everything from Volvo Car Corporation's first diesel with CO2 emissions of just 94 g/km to the turbocharged T5 petrol engine with 254 hp and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds. All engine versions feature start-stop and braking energy regeneration, no matter whether they are fitted with a manual or automatic gearbox.

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"The all-new V40 wraps you in a super-comfortable cockpit with outstanding ergonomics and technology that make you feel informed, focused and relaxed. This driver-centric approach is what modern Volvos are all about," says Stefan Jacoby.

Of course, being a Volvo, the V40 comes with an extensive suite of safety features, including Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Braking, Lane Assist with auto steering as well as City Safety that has been improved to work at a higher speed of 50 km/h (31 mph).