Volvo officially reveals Paris-bound V40 Cross Country
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- 04:14 pm, September 21, 2012
With production set to go in two months time, the V40 Cross Country will be available globally in January 2013.
Volvo has officially showed off the all new V40 Cross Country ahead of its debut at the next week’s Paris Motor Show. Based on the V40 hatch, the Cross Country comes with 4WD and boasts of unique ruggedness never seen before in the premium C-segment.
The Cross Country sits a good 40mm higher off the ground than the standard V40 and comes with a few off-roady bits including integrated skid plate at the rear, big 19-inch wheels, black rear-view mirror housing and sleek roof rails. Inside, the cabin doesn’t get much of an upgrade. The new copper interior color is the only addition although the leather upholstery can be had in five different trims.
The range-topping T5 turbo petrol gets 4WD and comes powered by a 2.5-litre, 5-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 250PS of power and 400Nm of torque, including 40Nm overboost delivered during acceleration. Mated only to a 6-speed automatic gearbox, it takes little over 6 seconds to get to 100kph. The T5 model is also available with a 2-litre engine with 215PS and 300Nm of toque for a few global markets. There’s also a 2-litre, 5-cylinder diesel model putting out 180PS of power and 400Nm of torque.
While all of the models get start-stop feature and braking energy regeneration for improved fuel economy, the AWD T5 models also features hill descent control and hill hold function to make driving on challenging terrain all the more easy.
The V40 Cross Country is slated to go into production in the next couple of months. It will be built at Volvo’s production facility in Belgium and will go on sale in January next year.
First Published on 04:14 pm, September 21, 2012
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