An extended All Wheel Drive offer on the Cross Country model and further CO2 reductions are the major power train news on the 2014 Volvo V40. Buyers of the successful V40 also have the opportunity to choose the new Sensus Connected Touch system with unique on-line possibilities, including voice-activated Spotify.
From May 2013, 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).
"By continuously cutting CO2 emissions, we demonstrate our leading position within fuel efficiency improvements," says Doug Speck, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Car Group.
The V40 D2 also now benefits from an optional automatic gearbox. CO2 emissions (EU Combined, preliminary figures) are down to 102 g/km (3.9l/100 km) in the standard version and 108 g/km (4.1l/100 km) in the Cross Country.
New T2 engine with 120 hp
Volvo Cars also adds a new four-cylinder, 1.6-litre variant to the range of direct-injected petrol engines. The Volvo V40 T2 has 120 hp and 240 Nm of torque. CO2 emissions with the manual gearbox are 124 g/km (EU Combined, preliminary figures), which translates into fuel consumption at 5.3l/100 km)
Sensus Connected Touch - connectivity on a new level
The all-new Sensus Connected Touch enables connectivity and Internet in the car and turns the 7-inch display into a state-of-the-art infrared, beam-scanned touch screen that can be used even when wearing gloves - a world first in cars and handy in winter.
Connection 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.
"The voice-activated Spotify is a unique, new feature. You can find the track you want just by saying its name. The voice-activated system works on all music sources connected to the Sensus Connected Touch," explains Doug Speck.