The car looks great the from side as well. This promotes extremely efficient combustion. We live in the era of the touch screen yet I've always found them to be nightmare to use once behind the wheel, so if you like using dedicated controls with physical feedback when operating your infotainment system, then V40 could be the right car for you. Needless to say, sitting behind the wheel of a V40 makes you feel incredibly secure. Thors Hammer facelift - Looks good no? The rear seats are fairly easy to access and offer decent room.
The storage space between the seats has also been designed with the help of Scandinavian design tradition's most renowned hallmark - smart functionality. Volvo finished in an impressive 10th place in our 2012 Driver Power satisfaction survey, so reliability is clearly a strong point. The 'Thors Hammer' daytime running lamps look fantastic however. For 2012, there are mostly only package changes, with the standard Bluetooth now adding audio streaming. When I got to the dealership, I was pleased to find that the car was as nice as depicted in the pictures on Cargurus. Satellite navigation is available for £525.
At the rear, it is the shape of the tail lamps and the bumper that further boost the dynamic appearance. The Bluetooth connection has been upgraded to allow not only hands-free phone conversations but also music streaming from your preferred Bluetooth enabled portable music player. The range now includes a new contrasting leather option with black seat sides, white backrest and orange stitching. Owners of all new Volvos from Model Year 2012 with Volvo On Call can download the new application that opens up a range of connectivity possibilities. This promotes extremely efficient combustion. The interior safety features aim to keep the passengers securely in place and also to reduce the risk of serious injury. However nothing on the safety front has been omitted and lets be honest, safety is likely the main reason for buying a Volvo V40 over it's competitors.
The dash panel is made of a quality soft-touch material, and all the panels fit together with close, uniform gaps. First of all the clutch pedal is super light, meaning it engages smoothly and exactly at the point where you'd expect it to engage. The broad shoulders and convex side panels radiate power and emphasise the car's compact dimensions. When Volvo first unveiled the V40 back in 2012, I hated it. The S40 didn't feature but the V50 estate on which it is based finished a respectable 43rd. Front passengers will enjoy plenty of space all round, although rear passengers have a slight lack of headroom. A sexy sedan that has enough space for you and the family.
The front seats have plenty of head room and good leg room, though very tall drivers might wish for more seat travel. . The press praised it's styling and quality, yet I just couldn't seem to connect the dots. One of the oldest cars in the Volvo line up, despite a refresh in 2008, the Volvo S40 is beginning to look a little dated. The interior is inspired by Scandinavian product design with the emphasis on uncluttered surfaces, honest materials and functionality. Its 2010 ratings which aren't comparable to 2011 tests resulted in ratings of four out of five stars for driver protection in a frontal crash, five stars for front passenger protection and five stars for front and rear side-impact protection.
The external appearance of the car is enriched with alloy wheels, and can be enhanced with metallic paint for £565. I've not seen the 5 inch version of the infotainment screen, but I think Volvo would be wise to put that one to bed as it's clearly too small for this class of car. However, a fold-flat front passenger seat and tumbling rear seat backs give the ageing Volvo's versatility a boost. A two-door hatchback, the C30 shares most of its mechanicals with the Volvo S40 compact sedan. The noise issue is a real shame as the engine's power delivery suits the V40 very well indeed and despite not being a diesel fan I can't argue with the fuel economy and performance on offer here, with a claimed average of 74. Responsive and sporty this is just the car for you! The Volvo S40 is versatile in that it handles efficiently around urban areas and also delivers an accomplished motorway cruise.
Not so with the Volvo S60 R-Design, so it's just a C30 thing, not a Volvo thing. The cloth upholstery that comes standard is called Kalix T-Tech. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. There are also other petrol engine versions available, as well as a 2. The low, horizontal impression is reinforced when the car is seen from the side. Volvo's trademark floating center stack is the central design element. Kalix has a higher quality appearance than most cloth, fitting somewhere between regular cloth and leather.
In recent years, that gap has been filling up with attractively priced four-doors with luxury aspirations. So if the only thing holding you back on the C30 is a need for kickass acceleration, no worries no more. Inside, the C30 offers a pleasant, fairly roomy cabin for four. The cabin is simply littered with airbags everywhere you look, which is hardly surprising in a car that. As a result, the following engines were scrapped in favor of Volvo's new 2. All are fitted as standard in the Volvo S40.