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Volvo V40: New four-cylinder Drive-E engines for small hatchback

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...

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Volvo V40 Safety Video Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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Volvo V40 Safety Video Review

The Volvo brand has long been synonymous with safety, and that includes even its smallest car - the Volvo V40. For a long time the Swedish carmaker has built its reputation on this foundation, not only through its marketing campaigns but also through innovative in-house research into safety technology...

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Volvo V40 Safety Technology
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Volvo V40 Safety Technology

Tegan Lawson and Tony Crawford take a look at the suite of safety technology available on the Volvo V40 hatchback, and test out the City Safety auto-braking feature.


Volvo V40: new small cars to be co-developed with Geely
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Volvo V40: new small cars to be co-developed with Geely

The next-generation Volvo V40 will be one of a number of compact models that will be co-developed with the brand’s Chinese parent company, Geely. Autocar reports the duo’s forthcoming Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) will underpin new sedan, hatchback and crossover models, and potentially others, from the Swedish manufacturer, as well as a range of compact cars from Geely and its umbrella brands in China...


Volvo V40, V40 Cross Country: 3.3L/100km diesel, 183kW petrol join range
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Volvo V40, V40 Cross Country: 3.3L/100km diesel, 183kW petrol join range

The Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country models have become the latest to introduce the Swedish brand’s all-new turbocharged four-cylinder Drive-E engine family. The premium V40 hatchback and V40 Cross Country compact SUV are now available overseas with the new-generation 2.0-litre D4 diesel and T5 petrol engines, as well as a new eight-speed automatic transmission and enhanced six-speed manual...


Volvo V40 Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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Volvo V40 Review

Today, the Volvo marketing message underscores style and sportiness almost as much as safety. We’ll get to the ‘sporty’ claims shortly, but on the latter, the bank-vault bodied, five-star Volvo V40, with its innovative safety systems scores highly, while Scandinavian minimalism pervades even this eco-slanted, entry-level model’s cabin...

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$36,990

Premium hatch comparison: Audi A3 v BMW 1 Series v Mercedes-Benz A-Class v Alfa Romeo Giulietta v Volkswagen Golf v Volvo V40
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Premium hatch comparison: Audi A3 v BMW 1 Series v Mercedes-Benz A-Class v Alfa Romeo Giulietta v Volkswagen Golf v Volvo V40

‘Premium’ is perhaps the word most difficult to define in the automotive lexicon. To some, it may be about delivering an image above the mainstream and the connotations of a badge; to others it may be about the tangibles of a product and the engineering behind the façade...


Volvo V40 Cross Country Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Volvo V40 Cross Country Review

Never mind its ‘cross country’ badge, it’s doubtful you’d want to make this year’s ski pilgrimage in the new Volvo V40 Cross Country unless you can afford the range-topping T5 version. For reasons we can’t quite fathom, Volvo decided to only put all-wheel drive and hill decent control on the $52,990 T5...

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$47,990 to $52,990

Volvo V40 Cross Country: pricing and specifications
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Volvo V40 Cross Country: pricing and specifications

The high-riding Volvo V40 Cross Country is now on sale in Australia, joining the regular V40 hatchback to bolster the Swedish brand's small car range. Volvo Australia's V40 Cross Country line-up comprises two variants, the $47,990 D4 Luxury and the $52,990 T5 AWD...


Volvo V40 Cross Country: tougher hatch here in August
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Volvo V40 Cross Country: tougher hatch here in August

The Volvo V40 Cross Country will go on sale in Australia at the end of August. The tougher-looking version of the new Volvo V40 hatchback will be available locally with a range of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines and the option of front- and all-wheel drive...


Volvo V40 T5 R-Design Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Volvo V40 T5 R-Design Review

The Volvo V40 T5 R-Design attempts to shake up the premium hot-hatch segment monopolised by the Swedish brand's traditional German rivals. The sports halo atop the Volvo V40 range, the $49,990 T5 R-Design is a more powerful alternative to the $47,500 BMW 125i and the $49,990 Mercedes-Benz A250 Sport...

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$49,990

Volvo V40 Polestar with 258kW and all-wheel drive being discussed
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Volvo V40 Polestar with 258kW and all-wheel drive being discussed

Volvo tuning company Polestar was preparing to create a circa-258kW all-wheel-drive Volvo V40 Polestar hatch based on a World Touring Car Championships (WTCC) racer, but the plan was pulled to focus on development of the S60 Polestar sedan...


Volvo V40 D4 Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Volvo V40 D4 Review

When the Volvo V40 launched in February 2013, the Swedish carmaker took to pushing its ‘safety first’ barrow harder than ever before – after all, their new hatch is equipped with the world’s very first pedestrian airbag. But groundbreaking safety technology isn’t the only exciting thing about a car that could be fairly described as the most important Volvo model in 20 years...

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$41,990

Volvo V40 offers licence-saving Road Sign Information technology
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Volvo V40 offers licence-saving Road Sign Information technology

Buried deep inside the all-new Volvo V40's mind-bogglingly comprehensive list of active and passive safety systems is a feature called Road Sign Information. The potentially licence-saving technology uses a forward-looking camera to read speed limit signs as well as ‘no overtaking’ signs...


2014 Volvo V40 range to offer dual-clutch transmission
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2014 Volvo V40 range to offer dual-clutch transmission

A dual-clutch transmission will be added to the Volvo V40 line-up in 2014 as the Swedish manufacturer looks to improve the performance and efficiency of its recently released small car. Volvo vehicle line director Hakan Abrahamsson told CarAdvice at the Australian launch of the Volvo V40 that selected variants of the premium hatchback including the entry-level diesel would benefit from a dual-clutch automatic gearbox option from 2014...


Volvo V40 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Volvo V40 Review

The all-new Volvo V40 is charged with the unique and unenviable task of filling the shoes of three now-extinct Volvo models: the S40, V50 and C30 models. It’s the Swedish brand’s first five-door hatchback since the 440 of the 1990s, giving it a belated rival to the Volkswagen Golf and a raft of entry-level vehicles from Germany’s premium-car manufacturers...

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$34,990 to $49,990

Volvo V40 boasts world's first pedestrian airbag
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Volvo V40 boasts world's first pedestrian airbag

The all-new Volvo V40 hatch has arrived in Australia with the world's first pedestrian airbag. Sensors located in the front bumper register contact between the car and a person (including a child) before a pyrotechnic charge blows the bonnet upwards to deflect the person away from the windscreen, while simultaneously deploying an airbag to cushion the person against the engine and the windscreen...


Volvo V40 launches from $34,990
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Volvo V40 launches from $34,990

The eagerly awaited all-new Volvo V40 has arrived in Australia promising class-leading dynamics and styling, along with state-of-the-art features and the world's first pedestrian airbag. The Volvo V40 is effectively the replacement car for the S40 sedan and V50 wagon models, which ceased production in 2011...


Volvo V40 Polestar set for Australia in 2013
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Volvo V40 Polestar set for Australia in 2013

An even hotter version of Volvo's new hatchback is on the way, and the Swedish manufacturer says Australia is a prime candidate for the new model, dubbed the Volvo V40 Polestar. While the Volvo V40 R-Design, unveiled at the 2012 Paris motor show, is all about sporty styling enhancements that can be combined with all available powertrains from the 82kW D2 diesel to the high-performance 183kW T5 turbo petrol, the Volvo V40 Polestar promises to bring more serious power and performance enhancements...


Volvo fast-tracks new SPA platform
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Volvo fast-tracks new SPA platform

SPA. They may just look like three little letters, but to Volvo, they represent the future. Short for 'Scalable Platform Architecture', Volvo V40 technical director Sven-Gunnar Johansson told CarAdvice at the 2012 Paris motor show SPA will underpin every next-generation Volvo car and SUV...


Volvo V40 Cross Country likely for Australia
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Volvo V40 Cross Country likely for Australia

The all-new Volvo V40 Cross Country has been revealed ahead of the tough-looking hatchback's world premiere at the 2012 Paris motor show on September 27. The official information from the Swedish manufacturer comes just hours after the first images and details of the new model appeared online yesterday...


Volvo V40 Cross Country leaks online
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Volvo V40 Cross Country leaks online

Images and details of the Volvo V40 Cross Country have appeared online ahead of the high-riding, rugged-looking compact hatchback’s premiere at next week’s Paris motor show. Previously expected to be called the XC40, the official images, which appeared on Greek enthusiast website 4troxoi, reveal the off-road-themed small car will wear ‘V40’ badges and feature a ‘Cross Country’ stamp on the rear metal scuff plate...


Volvo V40 R-Design: hotter hatch to headline local line-up
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Volvo V40 R-Design: hotter hatch to headline local line-up

The Volvo V40 R-Design has been revealed ahead of its official unveiling at the 2012 Paris motor show at the end of this month. The all-new Volvo V40 R-Design follows the tradition of sports-tweaked Volvos, bringing with it details such as a silk metal-framed high-gloss grille, restyled front bumper, daytime running lights, rear diffuser, twin exhaust pipes and five-spoke diamond-cut 17-inch wheels with optional 18-inch wheels also available...


Volvo V40 breaks safety records in Euro NCAP crash testing
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Volvo V40 breaks safety records in Euro NCAP crash testing

The Volvo V40 has scored the highest ever overall safety rating from Euro NCAP, making the Swedish manufacturer's all-new hatchback one of the safest cars in the world. The V40, which is scheduled to go on sale in Australia in the first quarter of 2013, set new records in two of the three crash tests and matched the maximum score in the safety assist category on the way to an overall five-star safety rating...


Holden Volt, Renault Megane, Audi A3 and Volvo V40 get 5-star NCAP safety rating
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Holden Volt, Renault Megane, Audi A3 and Volvo V40 get 5-star NCAP safety rating

The Holden Volt plug-in hybrid is among a group of four vehicles to earn a five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) in the latest round of assessments, joining five other vehicles tested by Euro NCAP to also achieve the maximum safety rating. Among those tested overseas was the all-new Volvo V40 hatch, which achieved the best overall result ever record by Euro NCAP...


Volvo V40 Review
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Volvo V40 Review

The new Volvo V40 means the Swedish car maker finally has a five-door hatch to rival the Audi A3 Sportback, BMW 1 Series and Volkswagen Golf. While selling alongside the three-door C30, the Volvo V40 replaces the s40 compact sedan and twin V50 wagon in one swoop with a sporting design, as the V, according to Volvo, stands for ‘Versatile’...

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$34,990

Volvo XC40: first look at V40-based compact SUV
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Volvo XC40: first look at V40-based compact SUV

The brand-new Volvo XC40 compact crossover has been spotted during a photo shoot in Norway ahead of its anticipated debut at the 2012 Paris motor show in September. Although Volvo is yet to officially confirm the existence of the V40-based SUV, these spy images, captured by a reader of Norwegian website DN.no, confirm the XC40 is almost ready to hit international showrooms...


Volvo V40 pedestrian airbag in action
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Volvo V40 pedestrian airbag in action

Volvo has released footage showing how its world-first Pedestrian Airbag Technology, fitted as standard on the entire Volvo V40 range, actually works. First seen earlier this year, the system uses seven sensors in the front of the car to transmit signals to a control unit that evaluates if contact has been made with a human leg before deploying the pedestrian airbag...


Volvo V40: new hatch will be oldest model by 2015
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Volvo V40: new hatch will be oldest model by 2015

The new Volvo V40 hatchback hasn't even gone on sale, yet it will be the 'oldest' model in the Swedish car maker’s range within three years. Volvo, now under the stewardship of Chinese company Geely, is in the process of a major product overhaul that by 2015 will see the introduction of all-new models, a refresh of every other model, and the disappearance of the brand’s famous five-cylinder engines...


Volvo V40 to feature world-first pedestrian airbag
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Volvo V40 to feature world-first pedestrian airbag

An external airbag designed to protect pedestrians is just one of the new safety features that promises to make the all-new Volvo V40 the safest hatchback in history. Due in Australia either late in 2012 or early in 2013, Volvo’s Pedestrian Airbag Technology will be a standard feature across the local V40 range...