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Cape Town - Volvo has updated its local V40 range, including its V40 Cross Country, with several design tweaks.
The V40's mid-cycle facelift incorporates a number of subtle design tweaks to keep the compact hatchback inline with the rest of the Volvo range. The V40 is available in four specification levels; Kinetic, Momentum, Inscription or R-Design.
Available as standard on certain derivatives, and as a cost-effective option on others, are new LED headlights featuring Volvo’s signature ‘Thor’s Hammer’ light.
A new grille sports vertical bars and new wheel designs along, with sporty options, are available.
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Inside, new floating centre stack decor panels are available while the familiar digital instrument cluster remains. Image: Janine van der Post
Drive-E engines all-round
With the exception of the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol Drive-E engine (V40 T3 automatic model), the entire line-up is powered by new-generation 2.0-litre Drive-E engines.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel, powering the V40 D2, has a fuel consumption of 3.4 litres/100km with emissions of 89g/km. The powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit in the V40 Cross Country T5 AWD delivers 180kW/350Nm.
Transmission options include a six-speed manual, six- and eight-speed geartronic (automatic).
Standard equipment includes six speakers, aux and USB connectivity, dual-zone auto climate control, auto power windows (all-round), leather steering wheel, eight cup holders, two 12-volt power outlets, remote central locking, alloy rims, a frameless auto-dimming rear-view mirror, daytime running lights, spoiler and a tyre pressure monitor.
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Three option packs are available; Sport Pack, Techno Pack and Premium Pack.
All V40 and V40 Cross Country models are sold with a five-year or 100 000km warranty, a five-year or 100 000 km Volvo Plan (full maintenance plan), Tracker Connect and tinted Llumar smash-and-grab-protected glass.
V40 D2 6-speed manual Kinetic, Momentum, Inscription or R-Design - R351 100Image: QuickPic
V40 D3 6-speed Geartronic Momentum, Inscription or R-Design - R432 400
V40 D4 8-speed Geartronic Momentum, Inscription or R-Design - R442 400
V40 T3 6-speed manual Kinetic, Momentum, Inscription or R-Design - R337 700
V40 T3 6-speed Geartronic Momentum, Inscription or R-Design - R396 500
V40 T4 6-speed manual Momentum, Inscription or R-Design - R400 200
V40 T4 6-speed Geartronic Momentum, Inscription or R-Design - R420 300
V40 T5 8-speed Geartronic Momentum, Inscription or R-Design - R459 700
V40 Cross Country D3 6-speed Geartronic Momentum or Inscription - R452 700
V40 Cross Country D4 8-speed Geartronic Momentum or Inscription - R469 300
V40 Cross Country T4 6-speed manual Momentum or Inscription - R412 500
V40 Cross Country T4 6-speed Geartronic Momentum or Inscription - R432 600
V40 Cross Country T5 AWD 8-speed Geartronic Momentum or Inscription - R504 400