Volvo has announced today – the new V40 Cross Country, with orders being taken in October 2012 for an expected deliveries starting in January 2013.
In 1997 Volvo introduced the V70 Cross Country and now they are looking to replicate their success with the smaller V40, you will still get all the rugged styling and all-wheel drive (model dependent) but in a compact package. Volvo are expecting to sell somewhere in the region of 1,500 V40 Cross Country in the UK in the first year.
There are a number of engine options, both petrol and diesel – with all-wheel drive being standard with the petrol five-cylinder 2.5-litre T5 engine which also features Hill Descent Control and Hill Hold.
The five-cylinder 2.5-litre T5 engine develops 254 hp and 400 Nm of torque, including 40 Nm over-boost delivered during acceleration. It comes with automatic transmission and acceleration from 0-60 mph takes 6.0 seconds. Fuel consumption is 34 mpg (EU Combined).
There is also the T4 petrol, a 1.6-litre GTDi engine with 180 horsepower and maximum torque of 270 Nm, including 30 Nm over-boost. Fuel consumption is 51 mpg and the CO2 emissions are 129 g/km.
On diesel front there is a five-cylinder 2.0-litre D4 turbo-diesel which delivers 177 hp and has torque of 400 Nm across a wide rpm range. Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes 7.9 seconds with the automatic gearbox (8.2 sec with manual). Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are 64 mpg (117 g/km) with a manual gearbox and 54 mpg (137 g/km) with the automatic (EU Combined). In addition there is the 2.0-litre D3 producing 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Both turbo-diesels are available with a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual gearbox.
There is also a D2 version of the V40 Cross Country which has CO2 emissions of just 99 g/km, which means it is road tax free and currently London congestion charge exempt. According to Volvo you should 74 mpg on the combined fuel cycle. The 1.6-litre diesel engine delivers 115 hp and 285 Nm of torque, including 15Nm over-boost.
All petrol and diesel engine versions have start/stop and braking energy regeneration, no matter whether they are fitted with a manual or automatic gearbox.
We will let you have full specifications and V40 Cross Country prices as soon as they are made available.
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