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Volvo unveils pricing for V40 R-Design and V40 Cross Country

Volvo Car UK has disclosed the pricing of its newest vehicles, the Volvo V40 R-Design and Volvo V40 Cross Country.  The V40 R-Design has styling cues derived from the R-Design stable and features re-profiled front bumper and rear diffuser, five-spoke 17" Ixion wheels and silver matt door mirrors. The V40 R-Design also boasts of distinct R-Design embossed nubuck upholstery, sports floor mats, sports steering wheel and pedals.

Coming as standard for the V40 R-Design is a TFT crystal display screen with blue coloring, unique R-Design aluminium trim, illuminated gear-knob and vertical LED day-running lights.

For the ultimate sport luxury sports experience, a buyer could opt for the upgraded R-Design Lux, which, in addition to the standard specification, also features active bending xenon headlights with cleaning system, rain sensor and leather-faced R-Design embossed seats as well as cruise control, keyless start and rear theatre lighting.

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Volvo unveils the V40 R-Design ahead of 2012 Paris Motor Show

Volvo introduced today, ahead of 2012 Paris Motor Show the all-new V40 R-Design, a sporty version of the recently introduced hatchback. As you can see from the photos, the V40 R-Design comes with exterior styling changes over the standard V40, which contribute to a more aggressive appearance.

The exterior changes include a new front bumper with redesigned fog lights, a new front grille, a new rear bumper with integrated exhaust system and air diffuser and a new set of diamond cut wheels available in 17 or 18-inch diameters.

The car presented in the photos is in a Rebel Blue livery, but the V40 R-Design buyer has a choice of six other exterior colours. The chassis of the car has been developed in co-operation with Swedish racing driver Robert Dahlgren in the Volvo Polestar Black R team.

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Next Volvo V40 will get two battery options for the EV

Today, Volvo has a pretty complete range of new SUVs. These models vary from the largest XC90 to the smallest model which is the XC40. At the top of the range is the S90 along with the V90. Now, it is time for them to update the smaller cars in its lineup, and we mean their sedans and crossovers. In fact, the company is already testing for the new S60 and V60, and according to Auto Express, Volvo executives exactly know what they want from the new V40.

Starting with the V40 hatchback, the next generation model will now sit on a CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform just like that of the XC40. They will be built on the same wheelbase too. Apart from that, Volvo thinks that both vehicles can share a number of components, such as their powertrains and infotainment systems.

When Volvo launches the V40, it will initially be equipped with a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Aside from this, a plug-in hybrid may be available from the beginning too, if not later on towards its life cycle. In Europe, a diesel option will be available too following a fully electric version later on.

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R-Design versions of 2017 Volvo S90 and V90 introduced

Volvo Cars has unveiled the athletic Volvo S90 R-Design saloon (sedan) and R-Design V90 estate, both featuring an advanced sport chassis for a more dynamic road-hugging road performance. These R-Design models of the S90 and the V90 feature a new front end design with a distinct grille and spoiler-integrated fog lights. Both its front and rear ends are marked by piano black trim. The sides are accentuated by new five-spoke matt black diamond-cut wheels. Meanwhile, the interior is laden with a selection of styling cues like distinct deco trim, pedals and mats as well as special steering wheel and the sporty contour seats.

Moreover, the interior comes with a high-level illumination package. Interested customers could now place an order for S90 and V90 R-Design models. Bjorn Annwall, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Cars, remarked that R-Design provides the estate and saloon models of the 90 Series with a sportier edge and more responsive drive, as well as impressive performance styling.

Volvo introduced the Volvo S90 in Gothenburg, Sweden, installed with a number of features seen on the Volvo XC90 SUV. It is Volvo’s aggressive entry in the luxury sedan market, featuring superior materials and technology while providing supreme comfort and best-in-class semi-autonomous elements.

Read the entire article R-Design versions of 2017 Volvo S90 and V90 introduced

Owners of Volvo cars who want to boost the performance of their cars for that added driving pleasure would surely love the new customization options now available. Volvo subsidiary Polestar Performance Parts recently unveiled a wide range of enhancements for the Volvo S60, V40, V60 and XC60 models.

The numerous enhancement options being offered include chassis parts, exhaust, interior and exterior details designed to improve driving experience while reflecting owners' preferences. Polestar Chief Operating Officer Niels Möller explained that for a long time, the company has known of a strong demand for their products from Volvo owners all over the world.

This time, the company is happy to oblige these loyal customers by developing these enhancements aimed to improve driving pleasure, performance and handling of their cars. With Polestar's and motorsport partner Cyan Racing's 20-year motorsport experience, all Polestar Performance Parts were designed under the philosophy "Made to Perform."

Read the entire article Polestar launches line of performance parts for Volvo S60, V40, V60 and XC60

For 2017 Model Year, Volvo Cars has redefined its top-selling Volvo V40 and Volvo V40 Cross Country that are part of its newest offerings. Key exterior updates on the vehicles include the new LED Thor’s Hammer headlights that provide a bolder appeal similar to the new XC90, V90, and S90.

The V40 and the V40 Cross Country are the first models in the segment to be installed with all-LED features in the United Kingdom (UK) as part of its standard offering. The Volvo Iron Mark is also upgraded to have a more striking look together with fresh grille meshes.

According to Volvo Cars UK Managing Director Nick Connor, the V40 is the car maker’s best-selling vehicle in the UK. With the modifications specifically made for Model Year 2017, Volvo Cars has made the vehicle more appealing to potential buyers.

Read the entire article 2017 Volvo V40 Facelift arrives prior to 2016 Geneva Motor Show

A new R-Design version of the prize-winning 2016 Volvo XC90 has been launched. The R-Design family is well known for having the sportiest style within the XC90 lineup. The new Volvo’s seven-seat SUV will come with a variety of features such as a wide range of design, dynamic and equipment upgrades, all of them aiming to accentuate the sporty attitude of the vehicle.

Its exterior features 20-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. It is accentuated with silver-effect door mirrors that make a beautiful contrast with its gloss black mesh front grille and its tinted rear windows.

The inside is fitted with comfortable leather/nubuck sports seats, a 12.3-inch active TFT driver’s information display.

Read the entire article Volvo launches sportiest-ever R-Design variant of XC90 in the UK

Volvo unveiled the all-new XC90 back in August but the manufacturer also introduced the XC90 First Edition, which was reportedly sold out in just 47 hours. Now, the Swedish manufacturer unveiled another variant of the XC90: the 2015 Volvo XC90 R-Design. That’s right folks, the XC90 just got sportier and looks absolutely stunning!

As a result, the vehicle arrives with a redesigned front bumper, a new front grille, new fog lights, a silk metal window surround, integrated roof rails and silver matt mirror covers. At the rear, there is a redesigned bumper with integrated air diffuser and larger dual exhausts.

The design is completed by the 20-inch R-Design alloy wheels, but smaller wheels are available too. Inside, the XC90 R-Design gets gearshift paddles, Contour sports seats, a steering wheel wrapped in leather just like the gearshift knob, new pedals, floor mats and illuminated tread plates.

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Volvo is planning to expand its lineup of Polestar models and according to the latest rumors the Swedish manufacturer is currently deciding if it will work on the V40 or the XC60. Volvo already offers the Polestar S60 sedan and V60 estate models but wants to improve sales of its high-performance offerings.

Previous reports said that Volvo was planning a V40 Polestar but according to company’s powertrain boss Derek Crabb this is not true. Why? Because each of the individual markets want a different model such as a V40, XC60 or S60.

Still, the company considers that it can’t do it commercially and needs to rationalize that. If the current Polestar models from Volvo are powered by a six-cylinder engines that develops 350 hp, the upcoming models will get a high-performance version of the four-cylinder Drive-E powerplant.

Read the entire article Volvo XC60, V40 models next in line for Polestar versions

We already know that Ford is working hard on the next-generation Focus RS that will rival the Audi RS3 Sportback and the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG. Still, the mentioned vehicles will have a new rival as Volvo is considering a Polestar version of the V40. According to Auto Express, the V40 Polestar will use the new 2.0-liter four-cylinder supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine that will power the upcoming Volvo XC90 ‘Twin Engine’ T8 Hybrid.

On the SUV, the new petrol engine is combined with an electric motor that delivers 80 hp, while the total output of the hybrid system is around 400 hp.

The 2.0-liter petrol engine is expected to develop on the V40 Polestar around 315 hp, which means it will be able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 6.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km/h or 155 mph.

Read the entire article Volvo considering a Polestar version of the V40

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid could now be availed in R-Design specification. Customers can avail of the Volvo V60 D6 AWD R-Design Lux Nav starting at £51,675 (excluding a Plug-In Car Grant of £5,000) on-the-road. Deliveries are expected to start in August 2014.The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design features an exterior that marries the Plug-in Hybrid identity with the R-Design’s front bumper and grille, rear diffuser and 18-inch Ixion wheels.

V60 D6 AWD R-Design Lux Nav features a full R-Design cabin, fitted with sports seats complemented by a blend of black nubuck textile and perforated leather. The vehicle also features sports pedals, sports floor mats and charcoal headlining. The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid also dons the special plug-in hybrid instrumentation and information.

Coming as standard on all Volvo V60 D6 AWD R-Design Lux Nav is the Volvo On Call telematic system, which enables users to use a free mobile app to access several functions and allows constant contact between the driver and the vehicle.

Read the entire article Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid gets R-Design specification

After over a year of pressuring Volvo Cars' executives in Sweden to reverse a decision not to offer the Volvo V60 in the United States, the carmaker's American sales unit finally got its wish. The Volvo V60 will come to the US starting January 2014. But Volvo Cars of North America won't stop at V60, and will also push for the smaller V40 five-door.

Tassos Panas, head of marketing and product development at Volvo Cars of North America, remarked that he will spend 2014 lobbying for the V40 too.  He remarked that the V40 "is a great small vehicle," and they would love to have it offered in the US. He added that although the V40 is not currently in their plan, it would not stop him from making it a reality.

Panas, however, has to deal with one significant problem -- the V40, which went on sale in Europe in 2012, is not approved in the US. The V40 replaced the V50 station wagon and S40 sedan in Volvo's lineup for Europe, targeting the BMW 1 series and the Audi A3.

Read the entire article Volvo V60 to be sold in the US, V40 might be next

2014 Volvo V40 will be having more optional features as well as emit less carbon dioxide pollutants in the air. The Volvo V40 D2 and V40 R-Design D2 could now be ordered with an automatic gearbox paired with the engine. The standard and R-Design versions boast of carbon emissions (EU Combined, preliminary figures) of just 102g/km (72.4mpg).

V40 Cross Country, meanwhile, has carbon emissions of 108g/km (68.9mpg).  As announced at the Geneva auto show, the manual versions of the V40 D2 and V40 D2 R-Design (115hp) now feature reduced carbon emissions from 94g/km to 88g/km (EU Combined), translating into a 4.6mpg improvement in fuel consumption to 83.1mpg.

The manual version of the Volvo V40 Cross Country with the D2 engine has carbon dioxide emissions of 99g/km (74.3mpg). Doug Speck, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Car Group, remarked that by continuously cutting CO2 emissions, Audi demonstrates its leading position within fuel efficiency improvements.

Read the entire article 2014 Volvo V40 range receives D2 automatic and T2 petrol versions

Besides the all-new Volvo V40 and the V40 R-Design, the Swedish manufacturer will also bring at this year’s Paris Motor Show the new V40 Cross Country. The description of the car is quite simple: we have a standard V40 that rides 40 mm higher, wheels with the same sizes as the Volvo V70 (up to 19-inch rims), a honeycomb mesh grille, upright DRL-lights, contrasting sills and a new rear bumper with integrated skid plate.

Inside, the Raw Copper exterior launch colour is echoed in the contrasting stitching. Moreover, the V40 Cross Country features Copper Dawn centre stack inlay, while the leather upholstery comes in five different versions, including the Espresso Brown accent colour.

What’s more interesting is that the interior lighting is designed to give a "theatre lighting" feel – as a result, it features seven different mood light options. Under the hood, the car you see in the pictures features a five-cylinder 2.5-litre T5, engine delivering 254 hp and 400 Nm of torque, including 40 Nm overboost delivered during acceleration.

Read the entire article 2012 Paris Motor Show Preview: Volvo V40 Cross Country

Volvo’s all-new V40 model passed the European NCAP collision test, setting a record on this crash safety test. The Swedish company has always prided itself on its reputation for safety. Volvo’s S60 model got the top rating in the new IIHS crash test. The V40 now holds the record for best-ever overall results recorded on the Euro NCAP test.

There are four categories in this Euro NCAP test. These are adults occupant protection, child protection, pedestrian protection, and safety assist. The V40 got a 98% rating on the protection for adults category, the highest result ever recorded in this test. The V40 got the highest points possible in the safety assist category.

It also set a new record for pedestrian protection, attributed to Volvo’s new pedestrian airbag. Thomas Broberg, Senior Technical Advisor Safety at Volvo Car Corporation, said that its “fantastic result” stands for another major step in attaining its 2020 target, which is for no death or serious injury to result from riding a Volvo.

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Volvo is launching versions of the V40 hatchback that are expected to help restore the automaker’s reputation for producing top-performing vehicles. At the end of 2011, a 254hp T5 version of the new V40 hatchback will be launched. Volvo had once been the favorite of fast-barge fans for the T5 & R versions of the 850 and V70. The T5 shares a lot of its underpinnings with the front-drive Focus ST.

Then Volvo will provide an all-wheel-drive version of the V40 T5 together with the front-drive model. As a result, the AWD model will form the basis of a more exciting V40 from Polestar, Volvo's tuning division.

According to Volvo's UK managing director Nick Connor, the V40 Polestar would require a minimum of 10% higher power than the T5, placing its output at 280hp.

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Volvo is now back, and this time, the carmaker has transformed into a high-volume premium brand. Now owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, Volvo is attempting to compete against other carmakers in the high-volume segment like Audi with its A3 model and BMW with its 1 series line-up by introducing its first high-volume premium car -- the five-door V40 compact hatchback.

Volvo unveiled the V40 at the Geneva Auto show in March and is building it using a platform supplied by Ford Motor Co., its former parent. The V40 is expected to replace the V50 station and S40 saloon.

Volvo has used "V" as a designation for its wagon products, but the letter in V40 is used to mean another thing as planned by the company's marketing executives -- "versatility." The V40 uses the same 60/40 rear seat configuration like other hatchbacks that could be folded down to create a flat cargo area. Despite that, Volvo wants the V40 to stand out among other hatchbacks, at least in terms of safety technology.

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Volvo is equipping the first pedestrian airbag in the world as a standard in its all-new V40, as the automaker aims to ensure that nobody gets injured or killed in a new Volvo by 2020. This innovative airbag is introduced a year after the company joined MPs and road safety specialists to create the blueprint in the United Kingdom for safer roads in the next decade with the launch of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety.

The automaker is a strategic partner of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS). In addition, the new Pedestrian Airbag will also aid in further lowering the number of fatalities involving pedestrians, currently 14% in the European region and 25% in China.

There are 1.3 million people killed annually on roads all over the globe. If this number, there are 24,510 individuals killed or seriously injured in the United Kingdom.

Read the entire article Pedestrian Airbag Technology to be offered as standard in all-new Volvo V40

Just as order books open, the brand new Volvo V40 gets wide acceptance in the fleet industry especially by future value guides and leasing companies. Residual values, desirability and demand for this latest five-door hatchback are forecasted as being strong. According to National Corporate Operations Manager Selwyn Cooper at Volvo Car UK, the vehicle relies more on fleet advice and feedback in the last six to twelve months before its launch.

He further stated that this is the most important vehicle that the company has introduced in the past 20 years. Much of the design, technology and specification of Volvo's new hatchback are developed with the "company motorist in mind," he added.

Moreover, he explained that the fleet industry are now an "integral part" of their final development of a vehicle prior to its launch in order to be sure that prices, positioning and specification are "all where they should be."

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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.

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