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.
According to the official press release, the V40 Cross Country equipped with this engine has a fuel consumption of 7.8 l/100 km (EU Combined). Still, the T5 is also also available in a 2.0-litre version with 213 hp and 300 Nm of torque on certain markets. Moreover, a T4 is also available and this version features a 1.6-litre GTDi engine with 180 horsepower and maximum torque of 270 Nm. This model has a fuel consumption of 5.5 l/100 km.
This corresponds to CO2 emissions of 129 g/km. A 2.0-litre five-cylinder T4 engine with 180 hp and 300 Nm of torque is available on certain markets. The T5 version is equipped with a six-speed automatic gearbox, while the T4 is available in combination with the automatic six-speed Powershift transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox.
Furthermore, a five-cylinder 2.0-litre D4 turbodiesel is also available, delivering 177 hp and 400 Nm of torque. This model can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.3 seconds with the automatic gearbox (8.6 sec with manual). Fuel consumption is 4.4 l/100 km (117 g/km) with a manual gearbox and 5.2 l/100 km (137 g/km) with the automatic (EU Combined). A 2.0-liter D3 producing 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque is also available.
Both diesel engines are available with a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual gearbox. The D2 version of the V40 Cross Country is powered by a 1.6-liter diesel engine with available with a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual gearbox. The D2 engine is combined with a six-speed manual gearbox, start/stop function and has a fuel consumption of 3.8 l/100 km.