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Volvo V40 goes Cross Country

19 Sep , 2012  

Today Volvo have announced the V40 Cross County, a rugged brother of the normal V40. It follows in a long line of Cross Country models that started with the V70 back in 1997. The model is designed for ” those who want a sense of adventure in their everyday life”.

Details from the release:

  • 99g/km CO2 on D2 models
  • 74 mpg fuel economy on D2 model
  • 1.6-litre diesel engine has 115 hp and 285 Nm of torque, including 15Nm over-boost with a 6 speed manual gearbox
  • Start/Stop is fitted as standard across the range
  • Bluetooth, and wireless music playing standard across range
  • City Safety auto-braking, and Volvos Pedestrian airbag standard across range
  • Sleek silver roof rails
  • Alloy wheels available up to 19-inch
  • Contrasting front bumper, honeycomb mesh grille and upright day-running lights
  • Sculpted, contrasting sills
  • Contrasting rear bumper with integrated skid plate
  •  Five-cylinder 2.0-litre D4 turbo-diesel delivers 177 hp and has torque of 400 Nm
  • D4 diesel does 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds with the manual gearbox
  • D4 diesel manual comes in at 54mpg, with emissions at 137g/km
  • 2.0-litre D3 also availble producing 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque
  • Five-cylinder 2.5-litre T5 engine has a power output of 254 hp and 400 Nm of torque, including 40 Nm over-boost
  • T5 will go from 0-60 in 6.0 seconds, and achieves 34mpg
  • T4 petrol with a 1.6-litre GTDi engine, 180 bhp and 270Nm torque including 30Nm of over-boost.
  • T4 achieves 51mpg with CO2 emissions of 129 g/km
  • All wheel drive is standard on the T5 model only
  • Hill Descent Control, and Hill Hold standard on the T5 AWD version
  • T5 version comes with an automatic six-speed Geartronic gearbox only
  • T4 is available with the automatic six-speed Powershift transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox
  • Powershift operates in principle as two parallel manual gearboxes with separate clutches
  • 40/60 split, rear seat backrests standard across the range
  • TFT digital instrument cluster has three modes: Elegance, Performance or Eco
  • Mobile App allows the driver to check fuel levels before starting their journey, get information on wiper fluid or oil levels, or check whether the car has been locked
  • Volvo expects to sell 17,000 units per year
  • 8,500 a year expected to be sold in Europe
  • UK sales are likely to be 1200-1500 in the first full year
  • To be built at Volvos plant in Ghent, Belgium
  • Deliveries to start January 2013

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