Volvo S40 Premium Compact Saloon - The World Debut At The 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show

New S40

At its world debut at the Frankfurt motor show, further details of the all-new Volvo S40’s modern interior, driving dynamics, engine range and advanced safety and environmental credentials are now available. Highlights include:

Smaller and Younger, but a Grown-up Competitor

Although 50 mm shorter than its predecessor, the all-new Volvo S40 has grown in terms of design, style, desirability and competitiveness, and has all the large car features from Volvo’s S60 and S80 saloons in a premium compact format.

As well as class leading safety standards, the Volvo S40 now offers such desirable extras as integrated telephone, satellite navigation and Volvo’s IAQS (Interior Air Quality System), and is expected to appeal to younger buyers, with a quarter of customers in the pre-family stage.

With a wider track and longer wheelbase, the new Volvo S40 virtually puts a wheel at each corner for better on-road stability, more interior space and large car feel.

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Published : 18/09/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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