Volvo V40 (2013-)

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For the original Volvo V40 sold from 1995 until 2004, see Volvo V40 First generation (1995–2004)

Volvo V40
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Manufacturer Volvo Cars
Production 2012–present
Model years 2013–present
Assembly Ghent, Belgium (Ghent Factory)
Shah Alam, Malaysia (SMA)[1]
Designer Peter Horbury
Chris Benjamin
Body and chassis
Class Compact car (small family car)
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform Volvo P1 platform

T2, T3, T4 1.6 L I4
T5 Drive-E 2.0 L I4
T5 2.5 L I5

D2 1.6 L I4
D3, D4 2.0 L I5
D4 Drive-E 2.0 L I4
Transmission 6-speed manual
6-speed Powershift
6-speed Geartronic
8-speed Geartronic
Wheelbase 2,647 mm (104.2 in)
Length 4,369 mm (172.0 in)
Width 1,802 mm (70.9 in)
Height 1,445 mm (56.9 in)
Curb weight 1,357–1,498 kg (2,992–3,303 lb)
Predecessor Volvo V50 and C30

The Volvo V40 is a small family car, available in five-door hatchback form, that was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.[2] It has been on sale in Europe since May 2012, and the United Kingdom since August 2012.[3]


The V40 was designed by American Chris Benjamin and is the last Volvo to be designed under British designer Peter Horbury before he moved to Volvo's parent Geely.[4]

It is built on the modified Ford C1 platform which was used by the Volvo C30,[5] S40, V50, and C70 models with modifications to the electric power steering, and revised spring and damper settings.[6]

The engine lineup ia Volvo models, with two petrol engines; a 1.6 litre EcoBoost I4 producing either 150 and 180 hp, dependent on specification, and a 2.5 litre Volvo B525 I5 producing 254 hp, and two diesel engines; a 1.6 litre PSA Peugeot Citroen / Ford Duratorq engine, which produces 115 hp, whilst only emitting 94 g/km of CO2,[7] and a 2.0 litre I5 Volvo diesel engine available in two versions, 150 hp and 177 hp.[8] In some countries, the V40 T5 uses a 2.0 litre I5 (B5204T9) producing 213 hp @6000 rpm and 300 nm from 2,700-5,000 rpm.

From the 2014 model year, Volvo has begun fitting its in-house developed Drive-E (VEA) diesel and petrol engines to the V40. As of January 2015, these engines are available in the new V40 D4 (replacing the previous 5-cylinder D4) and V40 T5 (replacing the petrol 5-cylinder T5).

Also available is the IntelliSafe safety precrash system.

Volvo V40 Cross Country (2013-)[edit]

Volvo V40 Cross Country

The Cross Country is a version of the Volvo V40 with protective body panels, bigger wheels and tyres along with an increased ride height. Its T5 petrol variant features All Wheel Drive, along with Hill Descent Control. The V40 Cross Country is equipped with more powerful engines than the regular V40[9][10][11][12]

Volvo launched the V40 Cross Country in India in June 2013, and is priced at Rs. 28.5 lakh.[13]

V40 T5 Drive-E, D4 Drive-E (2014-on)[edit]

From 2014, Volvo has fitted their new in-house developed Drive-E (VEA) engines to some models in the V40-range. Available in both the V40 and V40 Cross Country bodies, the D4 Drive-E includes a 4-cylinder twin turbo diesel engine rated 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp) and 400 N·m (295 lb·ft), a six-speed manual transmission tuned for improved fuel economy, pressure feedback from each fuel injector, reduced friction, and a smart valve solution on the cooling system for a more rapid heat-up phase after a cold start.

The T5 Drive-E includes a 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine rated 243 PS (179 kW; 240 hp) and 350 N·m (258 lb·ft), with 8-speed automatic transmission.[14][15]

These new engines replace the older, but identically branded, 5-cylinder engines.


  • Best Executive Hatch, at the Scottish Car of the Year awards in 2012, which was held in Glasgow, Scotland on October 14, 2012.
  • Auto Express Safety Award 2013 held at Grand Connaught Rooms, London on July 2, 2013.[16]
  • Best Medium Family Car and 2013 Car of the Year by the motoring website on July 2, 2013.[17]


  1. ^ Hafriz Shah (20 August 2013). "Volvo V40 launched in Malaysia – RM174k to RM199k". Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Volvo V40 unveiled ahead of Geneva Auto Show -- Autoweek (Retrieved 2012-02-22)
  3. ^ "New Volvo V40". Autocar. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Volvo V40 revealed". Auto Express. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Volvo V40 platform". Auto Express. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Volvo V40 updated platform". Autocar. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Volvo V40 D2". Auto Express. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Volvo V40 engines". carscoop. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Volvo V40 Cross Country first drive review". Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country road test". Overdrive. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Volvo V40 Cross Country lands". TopGear. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Volvo V40 D2 Cross Country review (2013 onwards)". msn cars. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Volvo launches V40 Cross Country at Rs 28.5 lakh". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  14. ^ Volvo V40 D4 with new Drive-E powertrains: The most powerful, lowest emission engine in its segment
  15. ^ Volvo V40 D4 with Drive-E engine can be more efficient than a Toyota Prius
  16. ^ "All-new Volvo V40 wins Auto Express Safety Award 2013". Capital FM Motors. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "Volvo V40 Takes Another Two Titles At Awards". The Auto Channel. Retrieved 24 September 2013.