Geneva Motor Show 2012: World premiere for Volvo V40 2012

The V40 boasts its own distinctive Scandinavian design, its luxurious character and he has all the virtues that make a Volvo. His performance is both elegant and functional. The classic V-shaped contoured bonnet is highlighted by a particularly expressive lines. The flared and distinctive Volvo shoulders extends from the striking headlights in a sharp curve to the striking rear lamps. The pronounced wedge shape is in the rear doors swing over a fine, which is a tribute to the legendary Volvo P1800 models.

The new Volvo V40 has a comprehensive safety equipment. Among them is a variety of new, innovative driver assistance systems such as the world's first standard pedestrian airbags, an upgraded City Safety system, a lane keeping assistant with power assistance and a noticeable vibration in the steering wheel as a warning, an intelligent parking aid, automatic traffic sign recognition, active beam and a Cross Traffic Alert System.

The new Volvo V40 is equipped as standard and an innovative pedestrian airbag. Can not avoid a collision with a pedestrian helping the world's first security system of this kind, the consequences of the accident to reduce significantly. It comes to contact between vehicles and pedestrians, provide sensors that are mounted in the front bumper, first ensure that the hood is raised and then the airbag is triggered.

The new V40 is also the first Volvo, which now has a radar-based Blind Spot Information System has (BLIS). In addition to the proven dead-angle function, the new BLIS system also perceive themselves quickly approaching vehicles up to 70 meters behind the stern and warn the driver of a risky lane-changing maneuvers.

The engine range extends from the V40 diesel with a CO2 rating of just 94 g / km and an average consumption of 3.6 liters per 100 km to the turbocharged T5 petrol engine with 187 kW / 254 hp, which in 6.7 seconds from 0 sprints to 100 km / h. All engine variants are equipped with a start-stop system and braking energy recovery and are optionally available with manual or automatic transmission.

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