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All-New Volvo V40 Cross Country arrives in Australia

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SYDNEY – Aug 28, 2013: The All-New Volvo V40 Cross Country brings contemporary Scandinavian design to a compact hatch.

Built on the heritage that started with the V70 Cross Country in 1997, the V40 Cross Country is designed for those who want a sense of adventure in their everyday life.

“Volvo is undergoing a rapid change in its model line-up and the V40 Cross Country is the latest addition,” says Matt Braid, Managing Director Volvo Car Australia.

“Where the Volvo XC models happily flex their muscles, the V40 Cross Country boasts a sleek ruggedness with unique features integrated into the stylish Scandinavian design. When it comes to driving dynamics, the V40 Cross Country offers an attractive mix of sportiness and comfort.

“Put simply, it brings a distinctive blend of luxury and ruggedness to the premium small car sector.”

Externally, the five-door, five-seat V40 Cross Country sits 40mm higher than the standard V40, and is further distinguished by a number of unique Cross Country details:

  • Durable black bodykit front and rear
  • Exclusive 18” MEFITIS matte black alloy wheels
  • Distinctive honeycomb mesh grille
  • Stylish upright Daytime Running Lights

    Robust side scuff plates and rear skid plate

  • Anodized black high-gloss frame around windows
  • Anodized black-gloss wing mirrors
  • Integrated roof rails

    Inside, the interior is designed to offer the driver and passengers a spacious and relaxing Scandinavian atmosphere, with a strong emphasis on ergonomics, comfort and an engaging driving experience.

    “There is a clear distinction between our XC and Cross Country models. The Volvo XC models have a distinct crossover character with unique body-styles including an elevated seating position, while the Cross Country models are expressive all-road versions of our dynamic wagons and hatchbacks,” explains Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Corporation.

    Two engine variants of the All-New Volvo V40 Cross Country are being introduced to Australia: the V40 Cross Country T5 with All-Wheel Drive, and the V40 Cross Country D4, both specified in Luxury model level.

    All-Wheel Drive enhances capability
    The V40 Cross Country features class-leading driving dynamics with All-Wheel Drive available on the T5 petrol turbo to enhance the all-road, all-weather capability. The All-Wheel Drive system is the fifth generation Haldex system found in our other AWD models like the XC60.

    The five-cylinder 2.5-litre T5 engine produces 187kW and 360Nm, and comes with a six-speed Adaptive Geartronic. This hardware helps the V40 Cross Country T5 AWD dispatch the 0-100km/h benchmark in just 6.4 seconds. Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 8.4L/100km.

    Fuel-efficient diesel
    The five-cylinder 2.0-litre D4 turbodiesel has been optimised for fuel-efficient driving pleasure. It delivers 130kW, while the full 400Nm is available across a wide 1750-2750rpm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes 8.3 seconds. Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is just 5.3L/100km, while CO2 emissions are 139g/km.

    As with the T5 AWD variant, the D4 also comes with the six-speed Adaptive Geartronic gearbox. Both engines also feature start-stop engine technology and braking energy regeneration to further minimise emissions.

    Hill Descent Control
    To make altitude-changing adventures more comfortable for the driver, the V40 Cross Country also features Hill Descent Control on the T5 AWD, allowing you to negotiate the steepest of slopes with confidence. Both models also come with a practical Hill Hold function that make pulling away up hills easy.

    IntelliSafe – Safety Beyond Stars
    The V40 Cross Country has a host of intuitive safety technologies designed to support your daily driving, protect you in the event of an accident, and often prevent collisions from happening in the first place. We call this IntelliSafe.

    As with its cousin, the V40 Cross Country dominates the opposition with a full set of class-leading safety and driving innovations, including the world-first Pedestrian Airbag system, and cyclist detection.