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by Tim Beissmann

The 2016 Volvo V40 Cross Country has arrived in Australia with enhanced connectivity features and slightly higher prices.

The price of both Volvo V40 Cross Country variants increases by $1230 for the 2016 model year, with the D4 Luxury now $49,220 and the T5 Luxury $54,220 (both plus on-road costs).

The 2016 V40 Cross Country now features a connected service booking system as part of its upgraded infotainment system that includes a 7.0-inch central screen with Sensus Navigation infotainment system, internet connectivity with in-car web apps, and an eight-speaker audio system.

Specification is otherwise similar to before, with highlights including LED daytime running lights, 18-inch black alloy wheels, roof rails, reverse-view camera and rear parking sensors, City Safety autonomous braking system, adaptive digital instrument cluster display, climate control, electric front seats, and leather upholstery.

The price of many options has also increased for 2016, though positively Volvo has cut the price of two of the most popular add-ons: metallic paint (now $1150, down $600), and the Driver Support Pack (now $4000, down $1000).

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Both variants remain the same under the bonnet. The V40 Cross Country D4 Luxury variant retains its twin-turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which produces 140kW at 4250rpm and 400Nm between 1750-2500rpm. As before, the front-drive entry model features the eight-speed auto, sprints from 0-100km/h in 7.5 seconds, and consumes 4.5L/100km combined.

The updated V40 Cross Country T5 Luxury likewise continues with Volvo’s new-generation 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine. The powerplant produces 180kW at 5500rpm and 350Nm between 1500-4800rpm, propels the car from 0-100km/h in 6.1sec and uses 6.9L/100km on the combined cycle.

The engine drives all four wheels via the brand’s eight-speed automatic transmission.

The V40 Cross Country has recently been joined in local showrooms by the larger V60 Cross Country wagon, as well as the updated-for-2016 Volvo V40 hatch.

 

2016 Volvo V40 Cross Country pricing (plus on-road costs):
D4 Luxury $49,220 (+$1230)
T5 Luxury $54,220 (+$1230)




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