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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

2016-19 Volvo V40, S90, V90 CC, XC90 recalled

Volvo Car Australia has issued a recall for more than 2000 vehicles across the 2016-2019 model-year V40, S90, V90 Cross Country and XC90 model lines fitted with diesel engines over concerns the engine intake manifold could melt. The Swedish manufacturer reports that the engine valve may leak in affected models, causing the intake manifold "to melt or deform"...

Volvo recalls eight models for engine fix

Volvo has announced a recall for the 2014-18 V60/S60, 2017-18 S90, 2015-19 V40/V40 Cross Country, 2017-18 S90, 2017-19 V90 Cross Country, 2014-17 XC60, and 2016-18 XC90 over concerns about an issue with the engine valve. According to the company, the valve could leak and make the intake manifold melt or deform. If the manifold is damaged, the engine could lose power...

Volvo V40 and S90 axed, V90 'on the backburner'

Volvo Australia has quietly dropped the V40 and S90 from the local line-up, and has officially said the standard V90 is "on the backburner" after being delayed several times. Speaking with CarAdvice, the company's local PR boss, Greg Bosnich, confirmed the ageing V40 has been dropped though some demonstrator stock remains in dealers...

Volvo recalls several MY15-16 models for fuel leak

Volvo Cars Australia has issued a recall for the 2015 and 2016 model-year V40, V40 Cross Country, S60, V60 and XC90, over concerns about a leaking fuel hose. UPDATE, 15/01/2019: The ACCC has amended the wording of the recall notice, removing mention of a fire risk...

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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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