Volvo has had enough of its new V40 leaking to the web, so they just went ahead and officially unveiled the car.
Set for debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, which is soon, Volvo V40 is a high quality premium hatchback with good looks and great features. You might now be thinking so what, the new Hyundai i30 offers that for a cheaper price. You do have a point, but the Hyundai lacks something the Volvo offers in spades: character.
Volvo is still reluctant to get very specific about the car’s technical specs, but they do say the engine lineup rages from Volvo Car Corporation’s first diesel with CO2 emissions of just 94 g/km to the turbocharged T5 petrol engine with 254 hp and acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds.
The car also excels at safety, just as you would expect from a Volvo. It comes with world-first pedestrian airbag, Lane Keeping Aid with haptic auto steering, and an ingenious Park Assist Pilot that makes parallel parking easy. The City Safety low-speed collision avoidance system has been further developed and it now operates at speeds up to 31 mph (currently 19mph on other models).
Other notable new feature is the new, fully graphic instrument cluster with personalised layout and information which according to Volvo enhances the intuitive and uncomplicated driver experience.
More details will be released at the Geneva Show.