Volvo will reveal the all-new Volvo V40 at a press conference at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on 6th March.
"The all-new V40 is the first new model that is fully developed according to our human-centric, Designed Around You strategy. Charged with an outstanding set of high-tech features it definitely will give our toughest competitors a headache," says Stefan Jacoby, president and ceo of Volvo Car Corporation.
"Thanks to input from customers all over the world our most compact V-range model features an outstanding blend of design, safety and versatility. The car is loaded with features that buyers of modern luxury cars want."
The engine range spans from Volvo’s first diesel with CO2 emissions of 94 g/km to the turbocharged T5 petrol engine with 254 hp and acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds. All engine versions feature start-stop and braking energy regeneration.
"The all-new V40 wraps you in a super-comfortable cockpit with outstanding ergonomics and technology that make you feel informed, focused and relaxed. This driver-centric approach is what modern Volvos are all about," says Jacoby.
The all-new Volvo V40 features a safety and driver support package, including Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake, pedestrian airbag, Lane Keeping Aid with haptic auto steering, and a Park Assist Pilot that makes parallel parking easy.
"The all-new V40 is the most intelligent and safe Volvo model so far. All its features are designed around the driver, helping him or her stay alert and well informed to avoid collisions and dangerous situations," says Håkan Abrahamsson, vehicle line director C Cars & V40 vehicle programme manager.
"With this class-leading safety package, including enhanced focus on pedestrian protection, the all-new V40 aims for a full star rating in the new, sharpened 2012 Euro NCAP safety tests."