The A to Z of Cars – Volvo V40

Sat 12th May 2018

There are thousands of cars to choose from at The choice is amazing, so to help you decide which motor might be best for you, this helpful guide to every model on the market should help.

Volvo V40
According to the wording on Volvo’s UK website the V40 is ‘Built for the city, with its clean, contemporary design and smart technology, this is a car designed to make your life easier.’

The V40 was designed by American Chris Benjamin who said upon release "I wanted an emotionally engaging car that looked like a coupé but had the practicality and functionality of a five-door hatchback.

"I wanted a car with a wedge shape, a high tail and wide shoulders. I see it as a combination of coupé and a sports wagon. Volvo has always done estates well and has had some classic coupés too." He describes it as, "a 3D piece of art you can drive".

Unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, it has been on sale since August 2012 in the UK and since then has won plenty of awards, including Best Medium Family Car and 2013 Car of the Year by Carsite.

A facelift in 2016 introduced the distinctive ‘Thor’s Hammer’ headlights which can also be seen on Volvo’s XC90 II, S90 II and V90 II


Upmarket looks, refined to drive, first-rate safety kit. 3/5 – Auto Express

It's great-looking, great to drive with a classy interior and very fuel efficient engines.  4/5 – Top Gear

Practical, unpretentious cabin. Robust and easy to use. Good value for money. 4.5/5 – Autocar

Assembly – Ghent, Belgium
Class – Small Family Car
Similar Cars – Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf, Vauxhall Astra

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