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2005-10-06 13:16

Award-winning Volvo S40 now in 1.8 guise too

Wheels24's John Oxley is currently on the media launch of the Volvo S40 1.8. The car's price tag is a keen R205 000. This is more than R20 000 less than that of the 2.4i version.

This model's four cylinder 1.8-litre engine kicks out 92 kW at 6 000 r/min while torque is 165 Nm at 4 000 r/min.

On Friday you can look out for John's impressions of this new budget Volvo.

Other bug news from Volvo is that its all-new C70 drop-top will be here by the middle of next year. Unlike its predecessor the latest C70 has a retractable hard-top instead of a canvas roof.

Under the bonnet of the C70 is Volvo's turbocharged 2.5 litre produces 162 kW and offers maximum torque of 320 Nm.

  • CLICK HERE for a photo gallery of the C70 coupe-cabriolet

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