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2017 Volvo V40 D4 Review: Inscription with Polestar Performance pack

The 2017 Volvo V40 gets some styling tweaks and a new Polestar Performance pack. Does that make it better?

2015 Volvo V40 Cross Country Review

Volvo's entry into the compact SUV class has been revised for 2015 with a new engine and new gearbox. We're testing the V40 Cross Country in T5 guise.

2015 Volvo V40 T5 R-Design Review

The V40 T5 R-Design packs a punch with Volvo's new four-cylinder turbocharged Drive-E engine. Powerful and loaded with safety technology, its an interesting alternative to its traditional hot-hatch competitors.

Volvo V40 Safety Video Review

The Volvo V40 combines sleek looks with high-tech safety.

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Volvo V40 Videos

The tech that could save your licence

We test Volvo's Road Sign Information system that uses a camera to monitor speed limits...

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 Comparisons

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 News

Volvo V40 replacement confirmed, XC40 production increased

A replacement for the Volvo V40 has been confirmed by the Swedish brand, although no timing has yet to be announced. Volvo says it will launch "new models on its Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), replacing the current V40". Spy photos for these new models have yet to emerge. The current V40 was launched globally in 2012, and given a facelift (above) in 2016...

Volvo and Amazon Prime Now combine to offer test drives

Volvo has teamed up with Amazon to offer tech-savvy potential buyers a test drive, provided they live in a specific part of the UK. Starting in London (June 9/10) and running through Birmingham (16/17 June), Manchester (23/24 June) and Edinburgh (30 June/1 July), the program will allow Amazon Prime Now subscribers to book a test drive of the V40 and have the car delivered to their door...

Volvo Australia confident V40 can remain a viable option when new SUV lobs

The Volvo small car range is set to boom with the addition of the all-new Volvo XC40 compact SUV, and in some people's minds there is a question over how the Volvo V40 will fit in that space when that happens. While you may not spot a Volvo V40 every day when you’re stuck in traffic, the brand has had a reasonable amount of success with the current-generation small hatchback model...

Volvo recalls several 2017 models for airbag fix: 117 vehicles affected

Volvo has issued a recall for its 2017 model-year S60, V60 Cross Country, XC60, V40, V40 Cross Country and XC90 over concerns the frontal and seat airbags may not function as intended. The Swedish manufacturer reports the airbag igniter may not adequately inflate the driver, passenger, and/or seat airbag units in the event of an accident...

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Volvo V40 Owner Reviews

2016 Volvo V40 T5 Luxury Cross Country review

I bought this car in January 2016 for around-town duties with the kids, as well as the occasional drive to/from work, which meant driving along a long, winding road in NSW’s Southern Highlands (Bowral to Nowra via Kangaroo Valley for those that know it). Because of the kids, I needed the safest car I could afford. Because of the location and roads, I needed AWD...

2014 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country Review

my 2014 Volvo V40 Cross Country had done faultless and comfortable 25,000km. its comfort factor is high. its performance factor is high. It is reasonably thirsty in all city driving but luckily i very little of that. But on the highway it get 7.2l/100km on the F1 driving in Cruise control at the speed limits...

2015 Volvo V40 D4 Luxury Review

This is my 7th Volvo and the best ever. Good looking, smart,with excellent performance from the smooth 5 pot engine, this is an intelligent city and country car. I was looking an agile city car with moderate space, looks and performance and from Europe. I have had VW, Fiat and Renault…but went back to Volvo for quality, reliability and longevity...

2013 Volvo V40 T4 Luxury Review

This is my first Volvo. i wanted for this model to come out because it was the first one that really made sense to me. I've had it for just over a year and love it. It is a smart looking car and very well put together. i do a mix of city driving and driving up the coast to see family...

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