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Volvo V40 (Y555)

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Volvo V40 (Y555/P1). 2012 to date (prod. n/a). 5-door saloon. F/F, 1560 cm³ diesel (I4 OHC), 1596 cm³ petrol, 1984 cm³ diesel (I4 DOHC), 2497 cm³ (I5 DOHC). Last Volvo designed under Ford, on modified version of C1 platform underpinning Mk II Focus, to challenge BMW 1er-Reihe (F20) and Audi A3 (8V). Stop–start, brake energy regeneration, anti-collision system that works at speeds up to 50 km/h (the car automatically brakes), and pedestrian airbag on bonnet. Shorter than outgoing S40. Very well equipped, but interior packaging not ideal: not as roomy as rivals and hard to adjust to driving position. Heavy steering and gearbox not at the top of the class, though Volvo buyers will be more keen on the refinement and safe handling.

Manufacturing location: Gent, Belgium

Marque: Volvo | Model: Volvo V40 | Predecessors: Volvo S40 (P11), Volvo V50

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