At the 2008 Paris Motor Show, Volvo Cars exhibited conservative new diesel variations of the C30, S40 and V50 models with fuel utilization of only 4.4 liters/100 km (C30) or 4.5 liters/100 km (S40 and V50). The relating CO2 figures of 115 and 118 g/km imply that the C30 and V50 have best-in-class CO2 outflows in their fragments. Every one of the three models – the C30, S40 and V50 – are outfitted with an uncommon arrangement of proficiency upgrading highlights and set apart with the DRIVe image to flag their uprated ecological properties.
The DRIVe models depend on the Volvo C30 Efficiency idea auto that was appeared at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. The measures embraced to lessen CO2 discharges that were displayed then will be underway before the end of the year in the C30, S40 and the V50.
Volvo’s “littler without getting less” logic not just brought about an inside that is greater however one that is more beautiful and utilitarian. Bissecting the dash is a one of a kind, aluminum-shrouded focus stack that is not exactly an inch thick. It would appear that a chic Nambé platter, and it houses all the sound, phone, and atmosphere controls, while likewise protecting a helpful stockpiling receptacle behind it. Ergonomically, the catch and-handle implanted stack isn’t instantly natural, yet a couple of minutes of study make it a speedy learn. Once aced, the controls turn into a qualm to the thankfulness accumulated from the top-level fit and complete and astounding materials. In spite of being a “passage level” auto, the S40 feels as refined and extravagant as the higher class S60.
In spite of the fact that Volvo planned the S40, it can’t assume full acknowledgment for building up the auto, which offers design with the Mazda 3 and cutting edge Ford Focus. Engineers from Ford, Mazda, and Volvo teamed up on the C1 stage, adding to and drawing from the improvement pool. The products of this work came to be known as “worldwide shared innovations,” or the fundamental parts underbody, suspension design, directing, and so on.- used by the three brands. As per a Volvo engineer, the mutual segments comprise of “everything that doesn’t make the brand.” at the end of the day, Ford and Mazda couldn’t get all that they needed from Volvo’s security sack.
Likewise with all Volvos, that sack is loaded with encouraging things, including front, side, and drapery airbags; collapsible pedals; safety belt pretensioners; whiplash assurance; and four evaluations of steel for the frontal structure to make ideal fold zones. Volvo even went so far as to reproduce frontal accident tests without the motors introduced, driving architects to shave 7.8 inches from the width of the transverse engines so they’d fit inside the space that stayed after the test. Besides, the S40, whose body is 68 percent stiffer than its predecessor’s, gains standard footing power and four-wheel plate brakes with ABS and crisis brake help, and in addition discretionary element soundness control.
Volvo S40 gets a totally new, sportier and more prestigious front with components from the new Volvo S80 and V70. The front is presently 3 mm longer than the past rendition. The grille is totally new with a redesigned, further work design and that unmistakably recognizes the S40 model. Extra chrome underscores the premium picture.
The back guard has been upgraded and is interesting for the S40 and V50 models separately. The guard is presently 6 mm longer than the past renditions. Indeed, even the haze lights now have another outline, indistinguishable for both auto models. The Volvo seal, the alleged “iron image”, is presently half bigger. It is presently found on more areas on the auto, for example, on the wheel edges and the remote control.
Volvo S40 DRIVe 2009 Design Interior Exterior