The all-new Volvo V40 will feature a diesel engine with emissions of just 94 g/km CO
At the other end of the engine range will be the turbocharged T5 petrol engine with 254 hp and acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds.
All engine versions feature start-stop and braking energy regeneration, whether they have a manual or automatic gearbox.
Volvo claims that the all-new V40 boasts class-leading driving dynamics.
The car features a class-leading safety and driver support package, including Volvo’s Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake.
New features include a world-first pedestrian airbag, Lane Keeping Aid with haptic auto steering, and a Park Assist Pilot that makes parallel parking easy.
The City Safety low-speed collision avoidance system has been further developed and it now operates at speeds up to 31 mph (currently 19mph on other models).
Volvo expects to sell 90,000 units per year of the all-new Volvo V40, with 85 percent of the total volume going to European customers.
Production of the all-new Volvo V40 starts in May 2012. The car will be built in Volvo’s plant in Ghent, Belgium.
Volvo will reveal the all-new Volvo V40 at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on 6 March.
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