Volvo V40 Forums banner

1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Full article here:

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/wagons/1203_2012_volvo_v40_european_spec_first_drive/

The 2012 Volvo V40 marks the first time in 16 years that Volvo has had a car to compete in one of Europe’s biggest segments: the compact hatchback. More important, it represents a new commitment to the driver. Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby is German, and came from VW. He has installed fellow countrymen in key positions. And he insists Volvos, and specifically this Volvo, will go head-to-head with BMW and Audi in the driving dynamics department.

The V40 turns eagerly, doesn’t melt into understeer, and provides decent steering feel and an opportunity to trim the line with the throttle, even with the stability systems on.

So while the drive was brief, it was enough for me to say that the BMW 1 Series there for comparison felt less agile than the Volvo.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
About this Discussion
1 Reply
2 Participants
Wimbledon
Volvo V40 Forums
If you've ever wondered what modifications or upgrades you can do to a Volvo V40, this is the right owners club for you.
Full Forum Listing
Top