Volvo V40

Volvo V40 motability carThe Volvo V40 is a delightful looking car, both sleek and thoroughly modern, it needs to be as faces tough competition in the Audi A3 the Volkswagen Golf and the BMW 1 Series. In order to compete the V40 builds on all that is great about Volvo cars, namely comfort and safety, the V40 excels in both areas, following NCAP testing the V40 is officially the safest car on sale in the UK, airbags are all over the car protecting driver and passengers but the Volvo goes further; all models have City Assist, which automatically stops the car if you are traveling at up to 18mph and due to hit something,  and if you are over this speed and you do hit a pedestrian then the airbag fitted at the top of the bonnet will deploy to stop the pedestrians head hitting the windscreen, the Volvo is the first to offer this but we feel it will become very popular as manufactures scramble to keep up.


Volvo V40 cross country

Volvo V40 cross country

The V40 comes in trim lines Momentum, Inscription and R-design. In the basic Momentum trim the V40 is very well equipped with City Safety, 5” colour display screen including DAB radio, Bluetooth and steering wheel remote controls. the luxurious Inscription has leather upholstery, 17 inch alloy wheels, cruise control, rear parking sensors, built in sat nav, LED day running lights as well as active bending xenon lights with a headlamp cleaning system.  The R-Design is the sports car with silver door mirrors. embossed nubuck textile/leather upholstery, sports steering wheel and pedals and a 8″ active TFT crystal driver’s information display. Note the panoramic roof is a £1000 extra across the range.


Volvo V40 motability car rear

Only petrol engines are avaialble now. The 150hp 2.0 litre T3 petrol can propel the V40 to 62 miles per hour in 7.8 seconds and on to 130mph, it can return a claimed 51.4 miles per gallon and is manual only. The 1.5 litre T3 6 speed automatic can match the power output of the manual car and return 50.4 miles per gallon. The Volvo V40 has been with us for a while and it is nearing the end of its life cycle but reports of its demise are overstated, the new V40 will not be with us until late 2019 or even early 2020, so we would urge you to take a look at the existing car as the offers are excellent is a car to put on your shortlist if you want an alternative to this German dominated sector a it still looks great, it is safe, comfortable and has an excellent range of engines that are both powerful and economical. There are offers around on the V40, the best outlined in this post on the forum.

 Autumn Best Buy – Volvo V40 Inscription T3 2.0 litre petrol 150bhp manual  –  £99 Advance Payment (£61.72 wpms)

 Autumn Best Buy – Volvo V40 Inscription T3 1.5 litre petrol 150bhp Automatic  –  £99 Advance Payment (£61.72 wpms)

 Autumn Best Buy – Volvo V40 Cross Country Pro T3 1.5 litre petrol 150bhp Automatic  –  £299 Advance Payment (£63.05 wpms)