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What's new: 2003 Volvo S40 and V40


For immediate release


As Volvo's entry-level offerings, the S40 and V40 represent a tremendous value without compromising safety or performance. For 2003, both the S40 and V40 receive a host of visual and performance improvements along with several new additions to the optional Premium and Sport Packages.

  • Horsepower increase to170 (10-bhp increase from 2002)
  • Body-color side moldings and bumpers
  • Black "egg-crate" grille
  • Three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Four-dial instrument cluster
  • Standard in-dash single disc CD player
  • Sport Package additions:


Front spoiler


Blackout headlamp surrounds


"Galactica" 16-inch alloy wheels


Rear deck spoiler (S40 only)


Rear roof spoiler (V40 only)

  • Premium Package additions:


Leather-wrapped hand brake handle


Leather-wrapped gearshift lever


Competitive Group


S40: Audi A4 sedan, Subaru Legacy, VW Jetta and Passat.


V40: Subaru Legacy and Outback, VW Jetta and Passat.



Daniel Johnston or James Hope

Product Communications


S40, V40, Safety, 2003
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