Text: AutoIndustriya.com / Photos: Volvo Press | posted February 26, 2013 17:02
New model hopes to engergize brand's market presence
Volvo Philippines has confirmed that it will launch two new vehicles this year - the V40 five-door hatchback, and its all-roader version, the V40 Cross Country. The V40 made its global debut in Geneva last year.
The new V40 consolidates both the S40 sedan and V50 wagon into one model, it is based on a 'new' P1 platform slightly based off the Ford C1 platform used by the C30, which received the axe late last year along with former CEO Stefan Jacoby.
Both vehicles will be available locally with gasoline or diesel engine versions. While no details were given as to what exact engines will be fitted in the V40, available engine options for other markets are either a 1.6-liter turbo, or 2.5-liter five cylinder turbo engine, 1.6-liter turbo diesel, or 2.0-liter five-cylinder turbo diesel.
Volvo touts the new vehicles to set a new standard for intelligent, indulgent and ingeniously safe vehicles.
"The All-New Volvo V40 is an exciting new car. With a bolder design and intuitive features, this car reflects our promise of making life less complicated for the driver," said Carl Goran Larsson, Volvo Cars Asia Pacific President.