Hot on the heals of the all-new Volvo V40, the Cross Country variant of this premium five-door hatchback is due to arrive in South Africa in March this year. The all-new Volvo V40 Cross Country will be available for public test drives at all Volvo dealers from the 8th of March..
There is a clear distinction between Volvo’s XC and Cross Country models. The Volvo XC models have a distinct crossover character with unique body-styles including an elevated seating position, while the Cross Country models are expressive all-road versions of our dynamic wagons and hatchbacks. When it comes to driving dynamics, the V40 Cross Country is eager to take on the sportiest competitor versions.
The driver rides 40 mm higher in the Volvo V40 Cross Country variant than in the standard Volvo V40. This capable impression is enhanced by a number of unique Cross Country details:
Elegant, refined premium crossover
“The V40 Cross Country retains its V40 stylishness by integrating the ruggedness in the design with meticulous attention to detail. It has en extrovert, expressive character that promises the open-minded adventurer a great time,” says Simon Lamarre, exterior design manager for the V40 Cross Country.
Copper and brown theme
“Our customers are individualists, so we want to offer them a lot of possibilities. All choices feature the same strong, emotional expression as the exterior of the car,” says Maria Uggla, colour & material design manager for the V40 Cross Country. She adds: “The two-tone upholstery alternatives are the perfect choices for those who want a truly individual look. There is a generous range of individual possibilities: Dark elegance / Scandinavian bright / Sporty ruggedness – just choose the interior that best suits your personality.”
Versatility for adventures
• The two-piece, 40/60, rear seat backrest can be easily folded flat.
The accessory range includes a “Cargo Mat Organiser” that keeps smaller items secure and in order, as well as a “Load Organiser” that includes a load compartment divider, a load belt and two floor rails.
• The glove compartment includes space for two soft-drink cans or bottles that are kept cool with cold air from the Electronic Climate Control system.
Seven different mood light options
All Wheel Drive enhances capability
The five-cylinder 2.5-litre T5 engine has a power output of 187kW and 400 Nm of torque, including 40 Nm overboost delivered during acceleration. It comes with automatic transmission and acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes 6.5 seconds. Fuel consumption is 7.8 l/100 km (EU Combined).
There is also the T4, a 1.6-litre GTDi engine with 132kW and maximum torque of 270 Nm, including 30 Nm overboost. Fuel consumption is 5.5 l/100 km. This corresponds to CO2 emissions of 129 g/km.
Smooth Powershift transmission
Powershift operates in principle as two parallel manual gearboxes with separate clutches, a system that provides quick and fuel-saving gear changes.
In addition there is the 2.0-litre D3 producing 110kW and 350 Nm of torque. Both turbodiesels are available with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Start-stop on all versions
Hill Descent Control
Focus on Europe and China
The V40 Cross Country will be built in Volvo Car Corporation’s production plant in Ghent, Belgium. Production gets under way in November 2012.
Volvo V40 Cross Country Pricing
Pricing includes VAT and emissions tax.