Do you know how the European variants are ranked? It should be easy enough to map to the UK equivalents from that ranking as we only have 3.Yellowbelly said:You've no doubt seen mentioned the V40 variant called Summum in some countries. Translated from Dutch it means acme, and translated from French it means summit, greatest success, highest aspiration, highest level that can be reached, highest point. Does anyone know what the equivalent UK variant name is?
Momentum is easier ~ it has the same meaning in various different languages, including English.
ES, SE, SE Lux, R-Design, R-Design Lux, Cross Country SE, Cross Country Lux.Mike said:Do you know how the European variants are ranked? It should be easy enough to map to the UK equivalents from that ranking as we only have 3.
A nice article Katron, but make it CreeCe, please !Katron said:Sorry to crash your brit section, but to enlighten the Summum question, it should go something like this.
ES = Kinetic
SE = Momentum
SE LUX = Summum.
The equals stops there. Every country has different things in the different variants, and theres a big difference in witch variants a country can buy. In Denmark we only get Kinetic and Summum / ES and SE LUX. In Germany you can get 4 variants. BASIC, KINETIC, MOMENTUM and SUMMUM. In Greese the Basic variant is called Optimum.
A German Summum variant is not equal to a Danish summum. The Danish variants is fitted with some "nordic climate" things, such as headlight washers already from low equipped variants. In England I think its an optional called Winter package. That package is prefittet on all models here.
I have also spotted a Brit variant called SE LUX NAV. In Denmark, due to massive car taxes, navigation is an option to all variants, and is not prefitted in any model variants. Althoug the S80 still sells in Denmark in a Executive variant, witch holds almost everything from the options list.
In all the different coutries, the variants is based on the tax systems. In Denmark the Momentum is left out, due to a small difference on the pricetag to a Summum. Theres no idea in Denmark to save a few bucks on a Momentum, when you can have a Summum. Keep in mind that a Summum pricetag adds an additional £7500 to the price here in Denmark. You would laugh your asses off, if you knew how much I just payed for my V40 D4 Aut. Summum.
Sorry but if you were wanting an easy choice of car and so a big following (like sheep) you have moved to the wrong mark.After having a vw for years, i enjoyed playing a part in a lot of the shows and meets around the country.
This is my first volvo, is there anything similar to all the vw events that goes on. I also like to make me car my own, so can anyone recommend some websites for aftermarket parts like wheels and suspension.
Ok i forgive you, i have the r-design d3, so already have xenons and day running leds. But as you mentioned the stance is way to high doesn't suit the car at all.I was having a laugh not a go, sorry if it did not come across that way.
The v40 r-design could be ordered with te sport chassis which lowered it a bit but not enough, I had the dealer check the spec as it still has a 4x4 stance if you ask me.
You could possibly upgrade the day runners to led's if you did not go for HID's and go for a r-design set of bumpers if you did not go for that spec originally.
But I do not think Volvo do much of an accessory brochure from memory
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