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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

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 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

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 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 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

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 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

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...

Opel Corsa, Subaru Forester, Volvo V40 awarded five-star ANCAP safety ratings

The Opel Corsa, Subaru Outback and Volvo V40 have been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) in the latest round of crash testing. ANCAP CEO Nicholas Clarke said the standout performer was the Volvo V40 (above and below), which scored 36.67 points out of 37...

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...