2013 Volvo V40 will have a starting price of £19,745 in the UK

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 13, 2012

The Volvo V40 -- the all-new premium five-door, five-seat hatchback that made its debut last month at the Geneva Motor Show – has a starting price of only £19,745 on the road, according to Volvo Car UK. The all-new Volvo V40 comes with a class-leading series of innovative high-tech features. This is the first model from Volvo that would be developed fully under its human-centric, Designed Around You strategy.

This model is the first ever in the world to get a pedestrian airbag, a feature that lessens the severity of pedestrian injuries if there is an impact. The V40 is the only model in its class to offer City Safety as standard. It also offers Pedestrian Detection, which is effective at speeds of as fast as 22mph.

It offers strong Benefit In Kind (BIK) figures for company car users with the V40 D2 at £43 and £85 for 20% and 40% tax payers respectively.

The V40 D2 provides the best BIK figures of all the premium 5-door hatchbacks, surpassing the BMW 116d ED (£45 and £90) and the Audi A3 1.6 TDI (£48 and £97).

The V40 will be offered in ES, SE and SE LUX trim with Bluetooth featured as standard throughout the range. Orders may now be placed for these hatchbacks, which start production in May. Deliveries will begin in September. The D2 version of the Volvo V40 boasts a combined fuel consumption of 78.5 mpg and has a CO2 emissions rating as low as 94 g/km.

The 1.6-litre diesel engine boasts an output of 115 hp and 285 Nm of torque. It also is offered with a six-speed manual gearbox and start/stop function.

Therefore, the V40 has better running costs and the lowest vehicle tax bands. The entry-level ES features an amazing lineup of standard equipment such as the City Safety technology; the world's first pedestrian airbag; Bluetooth with music streaming; high performance audio with 5" color display screen; Electronic Climate Control; a set of 16" Matres alloy wheels; Dynamic Stability and Traction Control; power windows; leather steering wheel and gear knob; and textile floor mats.

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