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28th February, 2012
Volvo Car Corporation will reveal the all-new Volvo V40 at Switzerland's
2012 Geneva Motor Show next week.
The all-new V40 with sharpened features and characteristics from larger Volvos is a sleek, compact package.
"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 an optomistic Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation.
The all-new Volvo V40 is a modern, expressive car with a Scandinavian luxury look and feel, a high-quality aura and
meticulous attention to detail. The new, fully graphic instrument cluster with personalised lay out and information
enhances the intuitive and uncomplicated driver experience.
"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," explains
Class-leading driving dynamics
The all-new Volvo V40 boasts suitable driving dynamics thanks to focused attention to a number of vital areas. The
chassis is designed to offer the agile, connected experience that provides driving pleasure.
The engine range includes a diesel with CO2 emissions of just 94 g/km to the turbocharged T5 petrol engine with 254 hp
and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds. All engine versions feature start-stop and braking energy
regeneration, no matter whether they are fitted with a manual or automatic gearbox.
"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 Stefan
Outstanding safety and support package
The all-new Volvo V40 features a class-leading safety and driver support package, including Volvo Car Corporation'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 50
km/h on the new Volvo V40.
"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 and V40 Vehicle Programme Manager. He adds:
"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."
Sales target 90,000 units
Volvo Car Corporation expects to sell 90,000 units per year of the all-new Volvo V40. Eighty five per cent of the
total volume will go to European customers.
The car will be revealed at a press conference at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Production of the all-new Volvo V40
starts in May 2012. The car will be built in Volvo Car Corporation's plant in Ghent, Belgium.
"The all-new V40 makes an instant impression with a dramatic design that stands out from the crowd. And what you
see is what you get. The car boasts sharpened features and characteristics from larger Volvos - wrapped in a sleek,
compact package. The car also has so many new features that it has an exceptional "density". It has pretty much
everything," says Håkan Abrahamsson.
An Australian release is anticipated in early 2013. However, a late 2012 release cannot be ruled out at this early