/Official: Volvo V40 Cross Country

Official: Volvo V40 Cross Country

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Volvo unveiled the new crossover version of the V40 hatchback. Not to be mistaken with their distinctive XC SUVs, Volvo calls this one the V40 Cross Country. It is basically a larger, jacked-up V40 with a more muscular body and some bigger wheels. Sounds like a hugely appealing package.

Compared to the hatchback, the V40 Cross Country sits 40mm higher and has 19-inch wheels. It also has a more rugged look which at front features dark, contrasting bumper, honeycomb mesh grille and upright DRL-lights. At the back, it gets contrasting rear bumper with integrated skid plate, and on the sides sculpted, contrasting sills.

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Other nice details that make the V40 CC look more off-roady include black high-gloss frame around the greenhouse, the black rear-view mirror housings and the sleek rails floating over the roof.

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The new car is offered with a new color called Raw Copper, which also featured heavily inside the cabin, from the stitching on the seats to the Copper Dawn centre stack inlay. As for the practical stuff, the V40 features two-piece, 40/60, rear seat backrest that fold flat. Besides the large boot, you also get millions of other spaces and cubbyholes for storage, including a penholder even!

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Engine lineup for the V40 Cross Country include a 2.0 liter T5 five-cylinder engine with 213 hp and 300 Nm, a 2.5 liter T5 with 254 hp and 400 Nm of torque, including 40 Nm overboost, and a 1.6-litre GTDi T4 engine with 180 horsepower and maximum torque of 270 Nm. In some markets a 2.0-litre five-cylinder T4 engine with 180 hp and 300 Nm will also be available.

All Wheel Drive is apparently only available on the T5 petrol turbo engine.

There are a couple of diesels as well, including the five-cylinder 2.0-litre D4 turbodiesel with 177 hp and has torque of 400 Nm, and 2.0-litre D3 producing 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Then there is the 115 hp and 285 Nm of torque D2 engine that is the king of eficiency with average consumption of 3.8 liter/100 km and 99 g/km CO2.

All versions of the V40 get Auto start/stop as standard, and all-wheel-drive models also get Hill Descent Control.

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