Volvo V40 is a small family car and its debut was at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. So now, a year later, seemed to be the perfect moment for the company to renew the V40 and V40 Cross Country models through a number of changes.
The first modifications that occur are those regarding the engine. The two models receive a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 120 HP (88 kW) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque. This means that both Volvo V40s could use 5.3 L/100 km (44.3 mpg US / 53.3 mpg UK) having CO2 emissions of 124 g/km if they are provided with a manual transmission. By cutting CO2 emissions the fuel efficiency improves a lot and the cars become friendlier to the environment.
The manual version of the standard Volvo V40 D2 version (115 hp) brings CO2 emissions down to 88 g/km (EU Combined), which signifies fuel consumption of only 3.4l/100 km. The same figures for the V40 Cross Country with the D2 engine are 99 g/km (3.8l/100 km). The V40 D2 with the optional automatic gearbox has CO2 emissions of 102 g/km (3.9l/100 km) in the standard version and 108 g/km (4.1l/100 km) in the Cross Country.
Among the additional elements set on these V40s there is an optional Sensus Connected Touch infotainment system that has a 7-inch touch screen display and internet connectivity. Connection is made either through a car-mounted 3G/4G dongle or with the help of the driver's mobile phone.
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