Volvo has provided a combination of reduced CO2 emissions with a wide range of specifications in its new V40 premium hatchback range.
Perhaps most importantly for many consumers, the V40 obtained the highest score ever seen in EuroNCAP crash testing. Volvo has produced the safest vehicle in its class and drivers will be pleased to know that, because of technology such as braking system City Safety and the first ever pedestrian airbag, they will qualify for lower insurance premiums.
Not content with a reputation for safety alone, the V40 range also boasts a wide range of trim levels for business and private customers alike. Alongside the standard V40, Volvo has also made the V40 Cross Country and V40 R-Design available in every possible trim.
The managing director of Volvo Car UK, Nick Connor, said the V40 delivered unprecedented choice in the premium hatchback sector without compromise for the customer. He added that Volvo has provided the combination of reduced running costs with a wide range of features and equipment for years now.
Volvo first made the V40 range available in Britain back in July. It offers motorists the option of six different engines, the newest being a 2.5-litre, five cylinder, 254hp T5 Geartronic version. This piece of kit can take the V40 from 0-60mph in a tidy 5.7 seconds and offers a maximum speed in excess of 150mph.
Alternatively Volvo offers a range of diesel engines including a couple of 2.0-litre versions. The 150hp D3 and the 177hp D4 are both available with the option of a manual or automatic transmission. For a manual gearbox, on a combined cycle, it can achieve a fuel efficiency of 65.7mpg.
Those drivers looking for cheaper running costs may want to consider the D2 engine with a 1.6-litre capacity. All D2 V40s will be exempt from the Congestion Charge in London and can also trigger lower parking charges for residents in certain areas of the UK. Volvo offers the D2 model in three body styles and any kind of trim your heart desires. All this on top of CO2 emissions of less than 100g/km.
Nick Connor said that Volvo customers will not only enjoy the financial benefits of a low-emission vehicle, but can still retain the luxury of a top-of-the-range bodystyle and trim. The combination of the two assets may prove undeniable for customers who are looking for a touch of class to go with low running costs and impressive environmental credentials.
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