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After numerous leaks, Volvo has finally begun releasing official information about the new, five-door V40.
"The all-new V40 is the first new model that is fully developed according to our human-centric, Designed Around You strategy. Charged with an outstanding set of high-tech features it definitely will give our toughest competitors a headache," said Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation.
One of the details that Volvo is finally getting into are the engines in the V40. It will be available with Volvo's new, 1.6l 115hp diesel engine that emits 94g/km of CO2, the T5 petrol engine with 254hp and other engines that Volvo is not detailing quite yet. Volvo claims that the T5 will accelerate the V40 to 100km/h in 6.7 seconds. All engines will have start/stop and regenerative braking regardless of transmission.
In terms of safety, the V40 comes with Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake, the world's first pedestrian airbag, parking assist and City Safety that can stop the car automatically below 50 km/h.
The new images do not tell us much more about the car that we did not already know. The new photos are detail shots of the LED running lights and door pulls.
Volvo is planning to sell 90,000 V40s a year worldwide with 85% of sales being in Europe. It will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6. The V40 will be built at Volvo's factory in Ghent, Belgium.
EncyclopediaVolvoV40 (modern) Gen.1V40 T5
121 cu in
216 hp @ 6000 rpm
Fuel consumption (combined)
30.95 US MPG
annual ownership cost