Carscoop said:A little over a month after its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, Volvo of Britain has released detailed pricing on the brand's new premium five-door hatch, the V40.
On-the-road prices range from £19,745 for the base 115hp diesel to £26,795 for a fully equipped SE LUX model with a 177hp diesel. Volvo said that customers can place their orders now, though the first cars won't be arriving in the UK before September.
The compact model that rivals the new BMW 1-Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class will be available in ES, SE and SE LUX trims with Bluetooth fitted as standard across the range.
The entry level ES comes equipped with several standard features such as Volvo's City Safety technology, an industry first pedestrian airbag, an audio system with a 5-inch colour display screen, Electronic Climate Control, 16-inch alloy wheels, Dynamic Stability and Traction Control, power windows, leather steering wheel and gear knob, and textile floor mats.
Moving up to the SE gets you Textile/T-Tec upholstery, shimmer graphite inlays, cruise control, steering wheel remote controls and keyless start, autofolding power door mirrors with ground lighting and chrome exterior trim on the outside.
The SE LUX offers leather-faced upholstery, 17-inch Mannan alloy wheels and LED day running lights as well as active xenon lights with a headlight cleaning system, while the NAV variation of the trim grade adds a fully integrated satellite navigation system with voice activated control, a 7-inch color display screen and DVD player.
Available engine options include three diesels, the D2 115PS 1.6-liter that emits 94 g/km of CO2 and returns up to 78.5 mpg UK, and two versions of the 2.0-liter five-cylinder, the 150PS D3 and the 177PS D4, and two petrol options, a 1.6-liter turbocharged unit in 150PS and 180PS flavors.
Volvo has not said if it will offer the 254 PS 2.5-liter five-pot in Britain.