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.


This quarter the only V40 is the R-Design Edition which offers 18 inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors and rear camera, active LED headlights, cruise control, power driver seat with memory function, climate control, 8 inch active TFT crystal driver’s information display, auto wipers, leather seats, twin exhaust pipes and a 7 inch screen with sat nav, there is no Apple Carplay/Android Auto. £400 will add the winter pack with heated front and rear seats and windscreen and it’s a whopping £1000 to add the Panoramic sunroof.


Volvo V40 motability car rear

Only petrol engines are avaialble. 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 46.3 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 47.9 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. This quarter (Q3 2019) there are only three V40’s on the Scheme and the prices are fantastic, the T2 manual R Design is Nil advance payment.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Volvo V40 R-Design Edition T3 2.0 litre petrol 150bhp Manual  –  £99 Advance Payment (£62.87 wpms)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Volvo V40 R-Design Edition T3 1.5 litre petrol 150bhp Automatic  –  £199 Advance Payment (£63.54 wpms)