Volvo V40 T2 [122] R DESIGN Edition 5dr Petrol Hatchback

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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Sports Floor Mats, Front and rear electric windows, DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control, Dynamic chassis, Speed sensitive steering, Intelligent driver information system (IDIS), Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors...

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Ten Second Review

As with most things in life, the best products take what seems a complicated bunch of requirements and reduce them to something very simple and elegant. The improved, facelifted Volvo V40 is just such a car. The Swedish company has built a premium five-door family hatch that looks great, drives well, makes sense on the balance sheet and which has an amazing amount of safety equipment built into it. It really is as good as it looks, especially with a set of highly efficient 'Drive-E' engines beneath the bonnet.

Background

Traditionally, Volvos have been better when they've been bigger. It's not that the Swedish brand hasn't tried its hardest with compact, more affordable models. On the contrary, it has a heritage in such designs stretching all the way back to the PV51 of 1936. None though has been what you'd call desirable, unless for you, desire is a virtue that's safe, solid and sensible. Here though, is a car that is. The improved V40 premium family hatch. Despite the 'V' designation, traditionally used by the brand to reference estate cars, this is a Focus-sized family hatch - but a rather posh one, aimed at the top end of this segment where you'll find premium models like BMW's 1 Series, Audi's A3 and the Mercedes A-Class. It's job is to take on these elite rivals, a task that's been made easier since the introduction of a series of petrol and diesel engines from Volvo's efficient 'Drive-E' range. Now the car's been smartly facelifted too. Let's check it out.

Driving Experience

Here's a hatch clearly developed by people who care about driving and it delivers a very good compromise indeed of absorbent ride and assured handling composure. So much so that I've begun to question the 'less is more' mantra I tend to apply to the brand's other models when it comes to engine output. There's not much point in having loads of power in a car that handles like a pudding. This one though, can cope with a bit more, which is why it's worth opting for the fastest of the three diesel engines on offer, the 190bhp D4. Rest to 62mph here takes 7.4s en route to 143mph. All the diesel units available are now from the brand's frugal 'Drive-E' family of engines, all 2.0-litre units. The D3 develops 150bhp, while the entry-level D2 manages 120bhp. Low mileage buyers need to factor in the possibility of petrol power too, especially if they don't like the rather clattery diesel noise you get on start-up. This option is particularly worth considering now that Volvo has extended its 'Drive-E' engine family down into lower-powered models. Manual gearbox T2, T3 and T4 variants use this technology allied with 2.0-litre power, generating either 122, 152 or 190bhp. Rather curiously, if you opt for either the T3 or T4 derivatives with an automatic gearbox, you get a completely different 1.5-litre engine, though its still just as powerful and efficient. At the top of the range, the T5 variant already had 'Drive-E' 2.0-litre technology, in this case allied only with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and putting out a lusty 245bhp. Go for the 'Cross Country' model and there's the option of AWD traction for this variant too.

Design and Build

This facelifted V40 gets a smarter front end, courtesy of the addition of revised LED headlamps that feature the so-called 'Thor's Hammer' style that's already been seen in the brand's larger XC90, S90 and V90 series models. A smarter grille mesh completes the more confident look. As before, the V40 has a relatively low and sleek bonnet line: that's because courtesy of a unique under-bonnet airbag, it doesn't have to leave an under-bonnet void to meet pedestrian impact legislation. So the bonnet line can be much lower, part of a lean, wide coupe-like stance in a shape very slightly longer and wider than rival BMW 1 Series or Audi A3 models. Pleasantly different then, an observation equally applicable in the cabin. Of course it needs to be good if sales are to be stolen from rival German prestige-badged contenders, a tough assignment tackled with an unpretentious 'Designed Around You' philosophy epitomised by a beautifully positioned infotainment screen that, once you've figured out its complicated menus, enables you to deal with audio, navigation, 'phone and other functions almost without taking your eyes off the road. The idea is that, like IKEA furniture, this cabin should be typically Scandinavian, comfortable, simple, intuitive and visually pleasing. And broadly it is. Cabin space is fine and there's a 335-litre boot.

Market and Model

As before, prices sit in the £20,000 to £35,000 bracket. Buyers also get the option of finding a £1,000 model-for-model premium for the 'Cross Country' variants with their SUV-style bodystyling. To put the V40's overall pricing into perspective, for one of these, you're looking at a comparable model-for-model premium of around £1,500 over what you'd pay for a mainstream Focus or Astra in the family hatchback sector. It's not these cars that Volvo is really targeting with the V40 though. The brand would prefer to be stealing sales from much posher so-called 'premium' compact hatches, cars like the BMW 1 Series, the Audi A3 and the Mercedes A-Class. That's quite a big ask as this V40's pricing isn't really much different to any of these cars. What is different though, is the spec you get as part of the deal. All models come with alloy wheels, electronic climate control that also cools the glovebox, plus leather-trim for the gear knob and for a steering wheel that has audio controls for an eight speaker stereo with USB and iPod inputs, operable via the same 5-inch colour screen you can use to set up the Bluetooth connection for your 'phone. This display can also use Volvo's Sensus infotainment and navigation system. Within the range, you can also opt for a 'Cross Country' trim level, offering mildly SUV-style looks for a modest premium. Either way, safety-wise, there's a world first - an under-bonnet airbag that springs out to protect pedestrian in the event of an impact. Plus of course, you get all the usual basics. That means dual-stage front airbags on both sides, side airbags, a knee 'bag for the driver, inflatable curtains, ISOFIX childseat fastenings, a Roll-Over Protection system, the WHIPS anti-whiplash system and, to hopefully make sure you'll never need all that, the DSTC Dynamic Stability and Traction Control system, the usual ABS braking assistance, Corner Traction Control, Engine Drag Control to stop the wheels from locking during engine braking on a slippery surface and even a Trailer Stability Assist system if you've fitted a towbar. If you want the safest car in the family hatchback class, you're looking at it right here.

Cost of Ownership

If you want the reason why more than 60% of all UK V40 customers will end up buying the least powerful 120bhp D2 diesel variant, then you don't have to look far to find it. This model is capable of a headline-grabbing 83.1mpg on the combined cycle and an 89g/km of CO2 reading that'll side-steps the need for road tax and payment of the London congestion charge. I should point out that the super-frugal returns I'm talking about only apply if this V40 is fitted with an appropriately weedy set of wheels and tyres. Bigger sizes have quite an impact on those figures, so be warned. Step up to the 150bhp D3 and it's not as if you've entered a world of big bills either. That averages 74.3mpg and emits a mere 99g/km of CO2. I'd be looking at the 190bhp 2.0-litre D4 variant though. Like its two lesser-powered range stablemates, this diesel uses Volvo's clever 'Drive-E' technology to achieve an impressive 99g/km of CO2 and 74.3mpg on the combined cycle. The same technology allows the 2.0-litre 245bhp petrol automatic T5 variant to 137g/km of CO2 and a combined fuel figure of 47.9mpg. And the more affordable petrol models? Well both the 120bhp T2 and the 150bhp T3 get latest-generation Drive-E technology in 2.0-litre form when equipped with a manual gearbox. In automatic guise though, they come with 1.5-litre units that are still notably clean and frugal, both managing 51.4mpg on the combined cycle and 129g/km of CO2.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Sensus connect with high performance sound system, radio/DVD + 8 speakers/bluetooth and USB/HDD + voice control
  • Solid - Passion red
  • Solid - Ice white
  • Power driver seat
  • Solid paint
  • Cruise control
  • R Design leather sports upholstery - Charcoal
  • 17" Ixion III diamond cut matt black alloy wheels
  • 18" Ixion IV diamond cut matt black alloy wheels
  • Tyre sealant kit
Specification
Body Glass
Front and rear electric windows
Rear wiper
Dark tinted rear side windows
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Brakes
DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control
ABS+EBA
Hill start assist
Chassis/Suspension
Dynamic chassis
Driver Aids
Speed sensitive steering
Speed limiter
Rear Park assist
Rear parking camera
Front park assist
Driver Information
Intelligent driver information system (IDIS)
Active TFT crystal driver's instrument display
Sensus navigation system
Information centre
Service interval indicator
Driving Mirrors
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Matt silver finish door mirrors
Automatic folding door mirrors with ground lights
Frameless rear view mirror
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Embellishment Trims
Stealth aluminium trim
Entertainment
DAB Digital radio
Steering wheel audio controls
Exterior Body Features
Front grille
R Design front grille
R Design lower front nose
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Dual exhaust pipes
Roof spoiler
Rear diffuser
Silk metal window trim surround
Visible VIN plate
Rear tailgate emblem
Exterior Lights
Headlamp levelling
Automatic headlights
Home safe and approach lighting
High level LED brake light
LED daytime running lights
LED headlights
Headlight cleaning system
Adaptive brake lights
Active bending LED headlights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Pollen filter
Electronic climate control (ECC)
Interior Features
Leather steering wheel with chrome inserts
Ticket holder
3 spoke leather steering wheel with chrome trim
Load cover
Lockable glovebox
Front cupholders
Door sill tread plates
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Rear armrest with cupholder
Sports pedals
Illuminated gear knob
12V socket in front + rear tunnel console
R Design leather sports upholstery
A-pillar parking ticket holder
Charcoal headlining
Flexible load floor and grocery bag holder
3 spoke leather steering wheel with chrome trim and R design logo
Adjustable front centre armrest
Front storage box
Interior Lights
Theatre dimming interior lights
Rear reading lights
Front door step lamp
Footwell lights
Rear theatre lighting
Front reading lights
Safety
Manual rear child locks
Inflatable curtain
Side airbags
Dual stage driver's airbag
Dual stage passenger airbag
Passenger airbag cut-off device
Tyre pressure monitor
City safety braking system
Pedestrian airbag system
Warning triangle
Side impact protection
Side curtain airbags
Front/rear seatbelt pre-tensioners
Drivers knee airbag
5 x 3 point seatbelts
Seats
WHIPS - Whiplash Protection System
5 headrests
Height adjustable drivers seat with lumbar support
Folding front passenger seat with height/lumbar adjust
Front sports seats
Isofix attachments on rear seats
60/40 split folding rear seat
Security
Deadlocking system
Key integrated remote control central locking
Locking wheel nuts
Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensor
Vanity Mirrors
Illuminated driver/passenger vanity mirrors
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)10.4
Engine Power - BHP122
Engine Power - KW90
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT162
Engine Torque - MKG22.4
Engine Torque - NM220
Engine Torque - RPM1200
Top Speed118

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