|Volvo Cars have announced an extended all-wheel drive on the 2014 Volvo V40 Cross Country variant. The latest Volvo V40, available from May onwards, is CO2-efficient as well, thanks to the upgraded powertrain.|
Volvo V40 T5, T4 and now T2 1.6L
Both the T5 (254 hp) and T4 (180 hp) of the Volvo V40 Cross Country can be equipped with all-wheel drive – enhancing the model’s all-road, all-weather capability. The manual version of the standard V40 D2 version (115 hp) now comes with CO2 emissions down to 88 g/km (EU Combined), which translates into fuel consumption of just 3.4l/100 km. The corresponding figures (preliminary) for the V40 Cross Country with the D2 engine are 99 g/km (3.8l/100 km). With the optional auto gearbox, the standard D2 powerplant offers a slightly higher fuel consumption and CO2 ratings at 3.9l/100 km and 102 g/km and 108 g/km, whereas the cross country gives a fuel consumption of 4.1l/100 km.
Now smaller 1.6-liter direct-injection engines are valid for the Volvo V40. The Volvo V40 T2, mated to manual transmission, provides 120 hp and 240 Nm of torque, while keeping up with a fuel consumption of 5.3l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 124 g/km (estimation).
Volvo V40’s new Sensus Connected Touch System
A Tech-savvy driver will love the Volvo V40’s new Sensus Connected Touch system. The system offers unique online possibilities and the voice-activated “Spotify” on a 7″ touch screen.
Connection to the internet is made either via a car-mounted 3G/4G dongle or the driver’s mobile phone. The user has access to full Internet browsing (except when driving), Internet streaming of music (Spotify and Deezer), Internet radio (TuneIn and Orange Live Radio), on-line (Google) Map and Search, Embedded Connected 3D navigation with online traffic info and dangerous zone warnings, Free Parking locator, weather information, a number of native and web applications, App Store for new functions and updates as well as a Volvo service locator. It is also possible to share a WiFi network with everyone in the car.