The facelifted Volvo V40 hatchback will be priced from £20,255 when it goes on sale in early April; alongside the facelift Volvo has revised trim levels
15 March 2016

The facelifted Volvo V40 will be priced from £20,255, and will go on sale from early April. 

The line-up now starts with Momentum, which replaces both the entry-level ES and first-rung SE trim levels. Momentum models come with LED headlights, and prices start from £20,255 for the T2 petrol engined version.

Inscription trim, formerly badged Lux, starts at £23,105, while sporty R-Design trim mirrors the equipment level of Momentum, and starts at £22,345, with R-Design Pro mirroring Inscription kit levels and starting at £24,090. Cross Country, the more rugged variant of the V40, starts at £23,555, rising to £26,405 for Cross Country Pro.

The most expensive V40 is the T5 AWD Cross Country Pro, at £33,975. Nav Plus variations on Momentum, R-Design and Cross Country trim carry a premium of £850 over their standard counterparts, and add a sat-nav, upgraded stereo, cruise control and rear parking sensors.

Mechanical tweaks to the facelifted V40 include a a smaller petrol tank in the manual D2: reduced from 62 to 40 litres. The original 62-litre fuel tank is available as a no-cost option, however.

Petrol engines are also split according to their transmission; T2 and T3 engines with manual gearboxes are 2.0-litre units, while automatic transmission-equipped T2 and T3 cars come with a 1.5-litre engine. Despite the difference in capacity, all figures remain the same between the engines, including claimed fuel economy of 51.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 127g/km on manual cars and 129g/km on automatics, on both T2 and T3. 

The facelifted V40 was revealed at the Geneva motor show, with styling and interior tweaks bringing it in to line with the rest of the current Volvo line-up. 

Exterior upgrades include a new grille mesh incorporating the Volvo iron mark and Volvo’s new T-shaped LED headlights, taken from the Swedish manufacturer’s S90, V90 and XC90. There are also five new exterior colours.

A total of eight new wheel designs across the V40, R-Design and V40 Cross Country models are available.

A new City Weave upholstery, taken from the Volvo Concept Estate, is also available on the V40. A new Charcoal/Blond steering wheel option, new interior panel trims, including Milled Aluminium, Black Grid Aluminium and Stealth Aluminium, and trim-coloured door inserts with contrasting stitching are among the other new features.

Black headlining will be made available as an option and Volvo’s On Call technology also gets an update. The system already delivers connectivity to Apple Watch and Android Wear, but is now compatible with Microsoft Band 2 connectivity, enabling voice control when using Windows 10-based smartphones. A calendar integration function is now included, connecting your personal calendar to the app and allowing calendar appointment destinations to be sent to your sat-nav, while a Flic button function has been added to perform tasks, such as locking the car and start/stop pre-heating.

Volvo’s CleanZone technology is also featured, ensuring outside air is finely filtered before entering the cabin, removing pollutants and aiding allergy sufferers.

Volvo's sales and marketing boss at Volvo Car Group, Bjorn Annwall, said: “The V40 is the best-selling Volvo model in Europe and the second most popular Volvo model globally, making it a very important car for the company. With the updates for 2017 model year we make this already very successful model even more attractive to customers in the segment.”

Sales of the facelifted V40 begin in early April.

See what we made of the Volvo V40 T3 R-Design here

See what we made of the Volvo V40 D2 Cross Country here

Danni Bagnall

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24 February 2016

Windows 10 smartphone support? I think Windows Phone has less than 3% market share. What a pointless feature and waste of time.

24 February 2016
winniethewoo wrote:

Windows 10 smartphone support? I think Windows Phone has less than 3% market share. What a pointless feature and waste of time.

Actually, Windows phones are quite popular with businesses. I know a few friends who have one from their work. This will be to target that market. I used to have one, and as an OS, it is much better than you would expect it to be, just the lack of apps being the issue. That is being worked on, as Microsoft has been looking at ways tp port over existing iOS apps to work on WP. Volvo may be looking at that business market and deciding it is worth investing in to get that customer base.

24 February 2016

Seems that Volvo has eliminated front foglamps - very strange for foggy UK and Scandinavia - is it 'safe' to eliminate them?

24 February 2016
soldi wrote:

Seems that Volvo has eliminated front foglamps - very strange for foggy UK and Scandinavia - is it 'safe' to eliminate them?

Well since 99.9% of drivers have no idea when or how to use foglights correctly I don't see that it matters a great deal!

24 February 2016
stavers wrote:

Well since 99.9% of drivers have no idea when or how to use foglights correctly I don't see that it matters a great deal!

Very good!

26 February 2016

Not for someone who owns a windows phone.

24 February 2016

The V40 is a poor seller in Europe and needs replacing soon, it still runs a chassis from the Mk2 Focus and I've a feeling the 1.5 petrol engine is the old Ford one too but I can't be certain about that. It's a real shame people are going to be thinking about whether or not their phone is going to be compatible with their future car.

 

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24 February 2016
xxxx wrote:

The V40 is a poor seller in Europe and needs replacing soon, it still runs a chassis from the Mk2 Focus and I've a feeling the 1.5 petrol engine is the old Ford one too but I can't be certain about that. It's a real shame people are going to be thinking about whether or not their phone is going to be compatible with their future car.

It's Volvo's best seller in the UK. Why does it need replacing soon? And why is it a 'shame' that people will be thinking if their smartphone is compatible with their car? Shouldn't be a problem for most people. It's a much nicer looking car (and interior) than, for instance, the 1-Series.


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24 February 2016
Mini2 wrote:
xxxx wrote:

The V40 is a poor seller in Europe and needs replacing soon, it still runs a chassis from the Mk2 Focus and I've a feeling the 1.5 petrol engine is the old Ford one too but I can't be certain about that. It's a real shame people are going to be thinking about whether or not their phone is going to be compatible with their future car.

It's Volvo's best seller in the UK. Why does it need replacing soon? And why is it a 'shame' that people will be thinking if their smartphone is compatible with their car? Shouldn't be a problem for most people. It's a much nicer looking car (and interior) than, for instance, the 1-Series.

And so it should be the best selling Volvo model, still not a great seller, the A3 sells nearly 2 and half times more in Europe and I think the v40 struggles to get in the top 50

 

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15 March 2016
xxxx wrote:

The V40 is a poor seller in Europe and needs replacing soon, it still runs a chassis from the Mk2 Focus and I've a feeling the 1.5 petrol engine is the old Ford one too but I can't be certain about that. It's a real shame people are going to be thinking about whether or not their phone is going to be compatible with their future car.

Its actually based on Fords Global C platform, which is the same as the current (mk3) Focus, the Kuga and the Escape, I also believe the 1.5 engines could be Volvos own new 3 pot DriveE engine, but I an not 100% certain, however, even if it is a Ford engine, does it really matter, the majority of JLR products are powered by Ford or Ford PSA engines, its only the new 2.0 ingenium engines that are JLR's own.

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