The new Volvo V40 has been revealed at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
It boasts class-leading driving dynamics and the chassis has been designed to offer the agile, connected experience that creates true driving pleasure.
The engine range spans everything from Volvo's first diesel with CO2 emissions of just 94 g/km to the turbocharged T5 petrol engine with 254 hp and acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds.
All engine versions have start-stop and braking energy regeneration, whether they are fitted with a manual or an automatic gearbox.
The all-new Volvo V40 has two different chassis setups: Dynamic Chassis is standard and The Sport chassis is lowered by 10 mm compared with the Dynamic chassis. Springs and shock absorbers have a firmer setting, resulting in responsive driving pleasure with full control.
You can personalise your new Volvo V40 with features such as: deflectors, a twin-coloured rear diffuser, a striping kit and enlarged rectangular, chromed twin tail pipes, diamond-cut 18-inch alloy wheels with contrasting grey detailing and a roof spoiler. Whilst Light Emitting Diodes (LED) give the car an individual style and a high-tech look.
You can specify a fixed panorama glass roof that stretches from the front windscreen to the backrest of the rear seats.
The all-new V40 features Volvo's iconic ultra-slim centre stack, now in a more sculpted version than in previous models. The centre stack comes as standard in charcoal. Modern Wood, Shimmer Graphite and Centre Court (tennis-inspired look with a red stripe) are options.
The new, frameless interior rear-view mirror, is inspired by modern smart phone design and the interior lighting is designed to give a "theatre lighting" feel. LED lamps are used to light up strategic areas. The driver can enjoy a red-to-blue setting that adapts the light to the interior temperature - or choose between another seven mood themes. The reading lights front and rear can also be dimmed.
Prices and specification will be announced at the end of March with customers able to place orders by the end of April. Production starts in May, with customer cars being delivered in September 2012.
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