With element outline, high caliber and class-driving security, the Volvo S40 cantina is a genuine Volvo and one that declares a novel personality in the developing premium minimal class. Gloating a four-entryway bodyshell in a segment presently overwhelmed by three or five-entryway options, it speaks to more youthful clients who request an auto that joins the common sense of a four-entryway cantina with the style, solace and refinement managed by a premium marque.
“Premium auto purchasers may pick a littler model, however they won’t acknowledge bargains,” said Hans-Olov Olsson, the CEO and President of Volvo Car Corporation at the S40’s dispatch at the Frankfurt engine show in September 2003. “Thankfully, with the Volvo S40, they won’t need to.”
The Volvo S40 is accessible in S, SE, SE Lux, R-DESIGN Sport and R-DESIGN SE Sport trim levels, with motors running from 1.6-liter petrol and diesel to the elite five-chamber, 2.5-liter T5, and including three new alternatives for 2007: a 2.0-liter, 145 PS, four-barrel petrol, the 2.4-liter, 180 PS, five-chamber D5 turbodiesel and the naturally agreeable 1.8 Flexifuel motor.
The S40 cantina is created at Volvo’s Ghent plant in Belgium, and since it touched base in UK showrooms in mid 2004 it has ended up one of Volvo’s most prominent models in the UK – the second top of the line model in the reach in 2007 (first V50, third XC90) – with 4,688 autos sold, while universally Volvo sold a sum of 63,062 S40’s in 2007.
The Volvo S40 is a tribute to Volvo’s gifted and multi-social configuration groups in Gothenburg, Barcelona and California, who have caught the premium estimations of a contemporary Volvo cantina in a conservative bundle. It is an emotional, dynamic shape that declares its own personality yet stays every last bit a bona fide Volvo.
The outside of the Volvo S40 can best be depicted as transformative. It draws its motivation from the bigger, grant winning Volvo S60 and S80 cantinas, and from the great Scandinavian configuration estimations of tastefulness and effortlessness. The Volvo identification on the focal point of the noticeable askew over the grille is an element of each Volvo, just like the solid “shoulders” which upgrade the sentiment force and wellbeing. The exceptional molded back light groups combine flawlessly with the bodywork and are quickly conspicuous as Volvo.
In any case, for all its recognition, the Volvo S40 likewise figures out how to state its own particular unmistakable identity. Seen from over, the body takes after the state of a vessel body, with an adjusted head, an expansive midship area and a narrowing stern. Together with the wide shoulders, this ‘structure shape’ advances an impression of force and dynamism and additionally adding to the Volvo S40’s great optimal design: the drag coefficient is Cd 0.31. Surprisingly in the Volvo range, the entryways are curved instead of sunken, which amplifies the lodge width while underscoring the shape’s minimized request.
The most recent Volvo S40 is 48mm shorter than the first, however it is 54mm more extensive and 44mm taller. The wheelbase, in the interim, is a relentless 78mm longer, to the banquet of both driving flow and traveler convenience. The last is likewise improved by the taxicab forward profile, which required a short hood and some smart mechanical bundling.
While amplifying traveler settlement, the Volvo S40’s profile likewise serves to highlight the auto’s characteristic donning progression. “Anybody taking a gander at the Volvo S40 from the side gets the impression of a comet moving,” says Steve Mattin, Volvo’s Design Director. “The tenderly adjusted nose, the clearing lines and the unexpected tail create an energetic impression of velocity.”
Clients wishing to underscore the brandishing certifications of their Volvo S40 are offered remarkable outside Sport styling frill – fitted as standard to the R-DESIGN Sport and R-DESIGN SE Sport models. This astutely incorporated bodykit incorporates front and back spoilers, side skirts and a boot-top spoiler, all of which are painted to coordinate the shade of the auto.
Volvo S40 2.0D 2007 Design Interior Exterior