This could be down to the slightly laboured nature of the eight-speed gearbox, although looking at the stats, it should be quicker than the manual. By the law of averages, it was bound to stumble across a winning recipe at some point: the launch of the five-door V40 hatch is it. Of course, you could save a bit of cash and go for the standard V40, although the shorter suspension means it won't be as comfortable. The V40 Cross Country suffers from the same cramped rear quarters and shallow glasshouse as the standard car, meaning rear space and visibility is tighter than the exterior proportions suggest. It also gets an all-new digital instrument binnacle that changes its appearance according to which of three throttle and steering settings Eco, Elegance or Performance is selected. On paper the 0-62mph figure of 7. All the diesel models are front-drive.
The infotainment system isn't the most intuitive, and the problem is exacerbated by the numerous and rather random scattering of buttons, although with practice you do get used to it. Gearbox, power train, drive shafts — check for oil leaks and play — In event of leakage from the gearbox, check the gearbox oil level 7. But no: for years, Volvo has missed the premium five-door hatch target, giving us small saloons, small estates and small three-door coupes instead. Doing this adds a seven-inch colour display, voice control and connected services that allow you to save points of interest to the nav system from the Internet using your mobile data connection. Metal side sills, the raised ride height, a new rear bumper and metal skid plates at the front and back all add to the tougher image. The infotainment system comes with a 5.
However, unlike the firm but fun handling , the Volvo fails to make up for its stiff set-up with an entertaining chassis. Replace auxiliary belt, belt tensioner and idle pulleys 2. How much further off road will I get in a Volvo V40 Cross Country? The Volvo V40 Cross Country looks the part, but as it offers barely any extra off-road ability over the standard V40, and comes at a premium, it's hard to recommend. No further than a regular mode, we reckon. Considering the minimal mechanical changes, the Cross Country is essentially all about style. This is a vital car for the brand. Reset the service reminder indicator to zero.
Its T4 and T5 petrol variants feature Haldex Gen-5 All Wheel Drive as an option, along with. The engine lineup at launch are: two petrol engines; a 1. At pretty much any speed, on any road, this car amplifies bumps to the extent that apparently shallow ripples become canyon-like when the tyres crash over them. The V40 even has an airbag under the bonnet to cushion any impact. Think of it as it's own little niche, and it makes more sense, although the price and running costs still count against it. In some countries, the V40 T5 uses a 2. Most economical is the 113bhp 1.
If the car have Automatic gearbox, replace the automatic transmission oil. It is very hard to recommend you pay the extra £1000 for the V40 D4 Cross Country over , let alone some much more accomplished out-of-house rivals. Archived from on 7 March 2014. Additionally every two years or 60. At the top of the range, the T5 has ditched the ageing five-cylinder turbo petrol in favour of a 2. Check the Engine for oil and water leaks 6.
I bet it feels no different to drive than a regular V40. Volvo has a broad range of engines to choose from and has worked hard to squeeze as much fuel economy from each as possible. The new V40 has a style of its own, plus a finesse that should set it apart in this crowded market. One diesel engine, a 2. That is, apart from the ride quality — or lack thereof. As of January 2015, these engines are available in the new V40 D4 replacing the previous five cylinder D4 and V40 T5 replacing the petrol five cylinder T5.
From a distance it requires a knowing eye to tell them apart. If vehicle with camera for collision warning, clean the inside of the windscreen in front of the camera lens 17. The V40 Cross Country is equipped with more powerful engines than the regular V40 In June 2013, Volvo launched the V40 Cross Country in India, and is priced at Rs. This comes with the eight-speed auto as standard and is the only Cross Country model to come with four-wheel drive. Expected residual values of 37. Prices for the V40 Cross Country range from around £24,000-£35,000, which puts it in competition with some accomplished rivals. The D3 offers 148bhp and 258lb ft, while the five-cylinder D4 offers an extra 27bhp and 37lb ft and suffers no official fuel economy deficit — both D3 and D4 score an official 72.
That engine has 152bhp, while the diesels start at 120bhp for the D2, 150bhp for the D3 and 190bhp for the D4. The load lip is a bit high, however. The idea was to take a standard road car and beef it up with a sprinkling of mud-plugging ability. Check tire pressure and check tires for damage 4. The new engine pulls well once you get the turbo spinning at around 1500rpm.
However, the standard V40 with the same D2 engine returns 83. The D4, which packs a big punch and 0-62mph time of 8. Also added the option opened for straw patterns on the interior seats. The V40 Cross Country first arrived in 2013, a year after the standard V40 hatch, while both cars were facelifted in 2016 to incorporate Volvo's latest design signature, 'Thor's Hammer' daytime running lights and introduced a revised engine range. The most recent model update has seen the V40 gain 2. It is built on the with modifications to the electric power steering, and revised spring and damper settings.
. Drain condensation from the fuel filter 11. Every one year or 30. The extra height will help the V40 tackle an overgrown country lane, but by no means make it an off-roader. In terms of refinement, at idle or shuffling around in traffic the engine is quite noisy, but once the motor spins up the noise becomes less apparent and morphs into a fairly generic diesel thrum. These new engines replace the older, but identically branded, five cylinder engines. Replace the diesel fuel filter.