Production ended in May 2012. They offer plenty of options to ease the day-to-day commute, and aren't half-bad to drive when you're in… What a difference a year makes. This can help avoid or mitigate a collision. Dynamic Sport Suspension Volvo's suspension boosts handling capabilities without extracting a significant penalty in ride comfort. Improvements include improved audio systems, increased storage space and new safety features like emergency brake lights which flash rapidly during hard braking to alert traffic behind the car.
Archived from the original on 2014-11-20. Aluminum trim is standard on both the 2. In , Rikard Rydell and won the. A limited edition 'Xi' trim level was also offered for a short run on Phase 1 and Phase 1. A minor facelift gave more streamlining, slightly different front wings and front bumper, and larger front indicators, as well as minor instruments and fascia re design. The Volvo S40 was the first car to earn a four star safety rating.
The model of 2009 saw rear end boot lid changes, with wider spacing of the 'Volvo' lettering and larger characters, as in the newer Volvo models. This is a place where authentic, finely crafted materials meets timeless Scandinavian design. New for 2010 Volvo not only brought back the five-speed manual transmission, but the automaker also made it standard on the 2. Twin Engine technology delivers a powerful yet efficient driving experience that includes pure electric propulsion, balanced hybrid mode for everyday use and the combined combustion and pure electric power that will change your driving experience forever. The chassis for this car and the majority of its components were developed by Volvo, however similar mechanical components can be found in the and the European. It was also elected the South African for 2005 by the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists. There was also a 1.
Press the thumbwheel to dial. A four cylinder turbo diesel is also part of the programme. To ensure that you get the V40 that you want, we have created a wide range of options and trim levels, giving you freedom to create a car that reflects your individuality. Shown here are some of the car's storage spaces. Cross Traffic Alert makes reversing out of parking spaces safer, easier and less stressful by warning you of vehicles that are about to cross your path. Manufactured in Belgium, the S40 bears a close resemblance to other Volvo models.
The T5 model received a new engine the with a performance increase of 9 hp 6. Volvo S40 comes with a wide range of engines, four cylinder and for the first time also five cylinder petrol engines for the medium sized Volvo cars. Even in the base 2. When parallel parking, all this convenient and safe feature requires is a space just 1. Few traces of the old squared-off profiles are left on today's products from the Swedish-based automaker.
The T5's suspension is noticeably stiffer than usual for Volvos, but discomfort occurs only on rougher bumps. Compact outside, the S40 is quite roomy in the front-seat area, though it lacks good rear-seat headroom. Press repeat- edly to select the setting for the left, right or both sides. The inline fives were frequently improved upon by Volvo since the engine's debut in 1991 for the 1992 model year Volvo 850. Competitors include the Saab 9-3 and Audi A4.
It can help you find a parking space, then take you straight to it. With Sensus Connect and its range of entertainment apps, you receive a huge choice of streamed music and radio stations. Quiet and refined, the T5 is a spirited performer, with its smooth-shifting five-speed Geartronic automatic transmission adeptly handling the engine's power. The 40 Series cars were equipped with engines, such as a 1. While the S40 is a nimble car, its 168 horsepower affords it an estimated 8. In fact, as was disclosed later, it was directed by. A tire pressure monitoring system is standard; blind spot detection is optional.
With the S40, Volvo offered the same comfort and safety levels in compact size as the drivers of the larger 850 had already enjoyed for some years. It's always there when you need it, so your car becomes more than just a means of travel - it's your personal assistant. The S40 competes evenly with the and Ralliart, and undercuts the by a good margin, although the pricing gap closes quickly once comparable features are added. Report on the T4 by club official Chris Wickers. Except for appropriate engine sounds when accelerating, little noise is heard. Inside the car, we find a new design language with a clear Scandinavian influence. The T5 R-Design gets more power by turbocharging the same inline-five found in the 2.
All-Wheel-Drive Availability Even if required only occasionally, all-wheel drive enhances the Volvo's feeling of security. The S40 and its V50 wagon sister were substantially freshened for 2008. The official première was at the , in September 1995, with the V40 premièring in December 1995, at the. Soon, the two original versions with 1. Precise, accurate steering puts you in control, and for those looking for an even sharper response, the Sport chassis lowers the car and adds firmer suspension. Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes all round Dimensions: Wheelbase 256 cm The Volvo V40 is mechanically identical to the S40 model, but has in traditional Volvo style been further developed into a compact estate car, offering the same comfort, safety and performance levels as the S40, but with the added flexibility obtained through an estate car body.
A power sunroof, power passenger seat and Keyless Drive are part of the Preferred Package, while hard drive-based navigation, leather seating surfaces 2. If you can swing the extra cash, opt for the T5 R-Design — its turbocharged engine brings the little S40 to life. The T5 is also now available with Ice White paint. It competed in the with between 1997 and 1999 with winning the. The S40 has standard safety features like electronic stability control, traction control and electronic brake-force distribution, while blind-spot monitoring was optional. For instance, at a length of 172.