Volvo V40 Cross Country D2 Review
Going the distance

Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline
1 Mar 2014
 

Introduction

With the new regulations now in full swing, most of the premium brands have been unceremoniously booted out of the Cat A market. Mainstream brands are taking advantage of the void with Volkswagen already pushing a slew of models.

However, players like Citroen and Volvo have taken a slightly different route from the others by pushing their diesels instead. This makes good sense as most buyers in the under 1,600cc market are mostly looking for a family workhorse.

While diesels generally produce lower horsepower than their petrol equivalents, they do provide robust torque that is useful for moving people and cargo.

Although the V40 D2 pictured here is quite a bit more stylish than the usual diesel…


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Engine

Engine Capacity 1560cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Bore x Stroke (75 x 88.3)mm
Power 115bhp @ 3600rpm
Torque 270Nm @ 1750rpm
Power to Weight 77.1 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 12.1s (0-100 km/h)
Fuel Consumption (combined) 24.4 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 6 -speed Auto
Drive Type FF
Steering Electric

Measurements

Body Type SUV
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4370 x 1783 x 1470) mm
Wheelbase 2646 mm
Turning Circle 10.9 metres
Kerb Weight 1491 kg
Boot Capacity 324 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L

Brakes