The all-new Volvo V40 five-door hatchback will cost from £19,745 when it goes on sale in September
13 April 2012

The all-new Volvo V40 five-door hatchback will cost from £19,745 when it goes on sale in September.

Two petrol and three diesel engines complete the range at launch. The most frugal engine will be the 113bhp 1.6-litre diesel D2 mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. It emits just 94g/km CO2 – qualifying it for zero road tax – while returning 78.5mpg, according to Volvo. The optional £1485 six-speed automatic gearbox is only available on diesel models.

The most powerful engine in the V40 range – the 178bhp T4 petrol – will be joined by an even more potent T5 unit later in the model’s life. All cars in the range are fitted with stop-start.

The V40 comes in three trim levels – ES, SE and SE LUX – with Bluetooth, climate control, an entertainment system with a five-inch colour screen, 16-inch alloys, Volvo’s City Safety system and a pedestrian airbag – a world first – fitted as standard across the board.

Mid-spec SE cars add cruise control, keyless start and chrome touches to the car’s exterior, while range-topping SE Lux variants get a leather interior, 17-inch alloys, and LED daytime running lights.

The most expensive V40 in the range is the D4 (175bhp) SE Lux Nav which costs £26,795.

Kyle Ecob

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13 April 2012

".... all-new Volvo V40 " what that really means is a re-shelled Focus as the Chassis is from the Ford as is the Petrol engine.

No less-a-car just a bit less-a-Volvo

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

13 April 2012

I wonder if it will be cheaper than the new a class.

jer

13 April 2012

Damn the one I like with an Auto and sunroof will be at least 28k.

13 April 2012

No saloon variant?

13 April 2012

I'm really looking forward to this car, and the figures for the diesel engine look impressive.

13 April 2012

[quote sirwiggum]

No saloon variant?

[/quote]

er. S60?

13 April 2012

[quote curious_insider]

[quote sirwiggum]

No saloon variant?

[/quote]

er. S60?

[/quote]

S60 is the next class up. A bit like replacing a 440 with an 850.

I'm in 2 minds about the V40.

In one way it seems to me to be something of a spiritual successor to the old Saab 900.

14 April 2012

yawn

14 April 2012

[quote sirwiggum]

No saloon variant?

[/quote] Is there a Saloon version of the Mercedes A-Class or the Audi A3 or the BMW 1 Series, these are the cars the V40 has been built to compete against, small saloons dont sell well in this sector, and there is always the er... S40.

14 April 2012

[quote Autocar]The all-new Volvo V40 five-door hatchback will cost from £19,745 when it goes on sale in September.[/quote] If you can't wait until September, the all-old Volvo V40 five-door estate costs from £399 and is on sale at Autotrader right now. Just saying.

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