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Volvo V40 Cross Country – 99g/km CO2


Volvo V40 Cross Country

The new Volvo V40 Cross Country offers emissions as low as 99g/km CO 2
in the case of the D2 models.

The D2 version of the V40 Cross Country comes with CO 2
emissions at a class-leading 99 g/km – so there’s no road tax to pay – while fuel costs are also kept low with up to 74 mpg fuel economy. The 1.6-litre diesel engine has 115 hp and 285 Nm of torque, including 15Nm over-boost. The D2 engine is combined with a six-speed manual gearbox and start/stop function.

The five-cylinder 2.0-litre D4 turbo-diesel delivers 177 hp and has torque of 400 Nm across a wide rpm range. Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes 7.9 seconds with the automatic gearbox (8.2 sec with manual). Fuel consumption and CO 2
emissions are 64 mpg (117 g/km) with a manual gearbox and 54 mpg (137 g/km) with the automatic (EU Combined).

In addition there is the 2.0-litre D3 producing 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque.

Both turbo-diesels are available with a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual gearbox.

The V40 Cross Country features All-Wheel-Drive as standard on the T5 petrol turbo to enhance the all-road, all-weather, capability.

The five-cylinder 2.5-litre T5 engine has a power output of 254 hp and 400 Nm of torque, including 40 Nm over-boost delivered during acceleration. It comes with automatic transmission and acceleration from 0-60 mph takes 6.0 seconds. Fuel consumption is 34 mpg (EU Combined).

There is also the T4 petrol, a 1.6-litre GTDi engine with 180 horsepower and maximum torque of 270 Nm, including 30 Nm over-boost. Fuel consumption is 51 mpg. This corresponds to CO 2
emissions of 129 g/km.

It’s a shame that All-Wheel-Drive isn’t offered with a diesel engine option.

The V40 Cross Country also features Hill Descent Control on the T5 AWD version, which controls the car’s speed automatically when driving down steep inclines. The V40 T5 AWD Cross Country also has a practical Hill Hold function that makes starting on a hill easier.

The T5 version comes with an automatic six-speed Geartronic gearbox only, while the T4 is available with the automatic six-speed Powershift transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox. The Powershift operates in principle as two parallel manual gearboxes with separate clutches, a system that provides quick and fuel-saving gear changes.

All petrol and diesel engine versions have start/stop and braking energy regeneration, no matter whether they are fitted with a manual or automatic gearbox.

Volvo expects to sell 17,000 units per year of the new Volvo V40 Cross Country. Around 50 per cent of the total volume will go to European customers and around 30 percent to Chinese buyers. UK sales are expected to be between 1200-1500 in the first full year.

Prices will be announced and orders taken in early October, with production starting in November. Customer deliveries are expected to start during January 2013.

Read our Volvo V40 review