Volvo V40 Cross Country launched

  • Sep 23, 2012
Volvo Car Corporation initiated an exclusive new segment in the last century with their V70 Cross Country in 1997. 15 year from then, the company has brought another trend-setter, the new Volvo V40 Cross Country. The new crossover blends ruggedness and elegance altogether, up to a new altitude by paving a remarkable Cross Country in the Premium C-segment.

Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Corporation said, "The new V40 Cross Country is built on the heritage that started with the V70 Cross Country back in 1997. It is designed for those who want a sense of adventure in their everyday life. And when you want a break from the city, it is capable enough to take you and your gear to your favourite adventure and back. However, you still need to climb the mountain yourself."

Volvo V40 Cross Country

Volvo V40 Cross Country

The T5 version is packed with a six-speed automatic gearbox. The T4 is complete with a unique combination - automatic six-speed Powershift transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox.  Powershift operates in a way where two parallel manual gearboxes are with separate clutches. This system provides quick and fuel efficient gear changing.

The crossover has wheels of 19-inch rims, similar to those of the V70.The front side of the car has a very rugged look with its contrasting dark bumpers that have an integrated skid plates. The honey-comb mesh grille gives a classy look to the cross country crossover and its flashy upright DRL-lights. Well sculpted contrasting sills add to the rugged looks.

Volvo V40 Cross Country

"There is a clear distinction between our 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," explains Lex Kerssemakers.

V40 is a five-seat all-roader with premium features such as the black rear-view mirror, anodized black high-gloss frame around greenhouse and the sleek rails over roofs.

The seats are in 40:60 ratios and rear seats’ backrest is foldable. The car can be packed with a versatile "extra" floor in the load compartment which can be used for various purposes like a fold up will make it a grocery holder, folding it away makes extra luggage space. Flat it up and lengthy objects can be easily loaded or it can be flipped over for protecting and maximizing the volume.

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