Swedish-born, the new Volvo V40 Cross Country is more than capable of tackling the demanding conditions its home nation offers, making it the perfect model to keep you mobile no matter what the British weather.
The model is based upon the V40 hatchback but with a number of alterations to suit a rougher terrain. The front end has been redesigned to add durable bumper inlays, holding new daytime running lights for better visibility in poor light. The main grille features a honeycomb mesh, and vibrant headlamps curve towards the flanks. The rear bumper and side skirts also receive better protection in the form of a robust diffuser, with the Cross Country model name stamped into the rear.
With a variety of engines available, you are certain to find a set-up to suit your typical driving experiences. Frugal diesels and smooth petrol choices couple with manual or automatic transmission, and each receives Volvo's superb build quality. Choose the 114bhp D2 turbo diesel and benefit from emissions output of just 99g/km - qualifying for zero road tax. The 177bhp T4 is the most frugal of all petrol engines with combined fuel consumption of 51.4mpg achievable.
Volvo's reputation for safety is legendary, and the new V40 Cross Country received a five-star rating when crash-tested by Euro NCAP. The model's results were the best ever recorded by the organisation, owing much to the carmaker's 'IntelliSafe' safety approach. This comprises Lane Keeping Aid, pedestrian and cyclist detection and a pioneering blind-spot system for the safety of all road-users. The expected interior airbags feature in strategic places, and there is also a pedestrian airbag should an unlikely collision occur.
An ergonomically-designed interior blends style and function perfectly to create a comfortable and pleasing environment. A simplistic design is reflected in the centre console and instrument panel, where information and important functions have been placed precisely where you would expect to find them. Contrasting materials and colours can be configured, and you can be sure that all combinations will be crafted to the highest standard. The rear bench seats three, with generous head and legroom to benefit taller passengers.
Generous standard equipment levels enhance every journey, with features to aid your driving style and keep passengers engaged on longer trips. The comprehensive information centre allows you to analyse key information about the vehicle and exterior conditions, and this is joined by an integrated sat nav system with seven-inch display. Connect your phone to the vehicle via Bluetooth for hands-free phone calls, and receive crisp sound through the high-performance audio system.
Enquire about the new Volvo V40 Cross Country or book a test drive today. Contact Volvo Colchester online, on the phone or in person to connect with our dealership teams.