Volvo reveals its all-new V40 at the Geneva Show

The all-new Volvo V40 which was revealed at the Geneva Show.

Volvo has unveiled an all-new V40 at the Geneva Motor Show this week which will go head-to-head with the BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 in the premium hatch class.
With characteristic Volvo styling shrink-wrapped into a compact package, Volvo’s president and CEO Stefan Jacoby explained: “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.”
Volvo claims the new V40 will boast class-leading driving dynamics, with a range of engines spanning  everything from Volvo’s first diesel with CO2 emissions of 94 g/km to the turbocharged T5 petrol engine with 254 bhp and acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds.
All engine versions will feature start-stop and braking energy regeneration, no matter whether they are fitted with a manual or automatic gearbox.
The new model features a class-leading safety and driver support package, including Volvo’s groundbreaking Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake and several other new features.
Among the new features are a world-first pedestrian airbag, Lane Keeping Aid with haptic auto steering, and an ingenious Park Assist Pilot that makes parallel parking easy.
The City Safety low-speed collision avoidance system has been further developed and it now operates at speeds up to 31 mph (currently 19mph on other models).
The company is hoping to sell up 90,000 of he new cars a year, with 85 per cent of those sales going to European customers.

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