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2013 Volvo V40 [w/video]

Forbidden Fruit For What Ails The Swedes in North America We've entered a really good period of automotive excitement if premium-minded European hatchbacks move you. Things just seemed to fall into place suddenly about six months back when it became clear that Mini's lineup was about to have fierce competition from the new Audi A3, soon-to-arrive new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the still fresh BMW 1 Series hatch and this car here, the all-new Volvo V40. Regarding the near monopoly Mini has enjoyed in the States among the Euro premium hatch species, the thrill of BMW's boutique brand has t... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 1.6L I4
Power:
177 HP / 177 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Report: Volvo latest Euro carmaker to cut production, workers
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    Amidst economic turmoil, the less-than-stellar news continues to develop in Europe. In the context of automobile industry, Belgium appears to be the latest region to feel the effects of the crisis, as Volvo has announced it will reduce production in its Ghent facility in 2013. The Volvo assembly plant currently produces the S60, XC60, C30 and V40 models. ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Paris: 2013 Volvo V40 R-Design leaves us feeling blue in Paris
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    We were more than a little bummed when Volvo proclaimed it didn't intend to bless the United States with its V40 hatchback/wagon. We're even more bummed now that there's this newly debuted R Design model at the Paris Motor Show. Even though the most powerful engine remains the same 254-horsepower turbo five cylinder (a 115-horsepower diesel engine is ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Paris: Volvo V40 Cross Country is ready to make the neighbors jealous
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    Volvo fans that have dreamed of having the convenient size of a small wagon or hatchback with the trendy styling of a crossover are today one step closer to living in automotive paradise. After recently releasing every bit of granular detail about the model, Volvo has gone ahead and pulled the curtain back on its V40 Cross Country. We must say that, as ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Official: Volvo lifts up new Volvo V40 Cross Country for the whole world to see [w/video]
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    Just a week after seeing the attractive Volvo V40 small wagon in R-Design trim, the Swedish automaker has dropped the details on its Cross Country version. Effectively a scaled-down version of the XC70 wagon we see in the States, the V40 Cross Country adds all-wheel drive ability and butched-up looks to give the car added functionality in a convenient ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Official: 2013 Volvo V40 R-Design is swift safety in high style
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    As if we weren't already jealous enough about Europe getting one of the safest and most stylish Volvo cars ever made, the Swedish automaker goes and drops the R-Design treatment on its new hatchback/wagon. Unlike some other R-Design models, the 2013 Volvo V40 R-Design doesn't get any additional power under the hood, but it does come with a more aggressive ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Official: European NCAP crowns Volvo V40 safest new car ever tested
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    One of the safest cars ever built will not be sold in the United States. The Euro NCAP, similar to our National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, put the all-new 2013 Volvo V40 through a battery of crash tests and found that it is one of the safest cars it has tested. The Euro NCAP's testing consists of cars being tested in four categories (adult ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Report: Stefan Jacoby says Volvo contemplating Mini rival
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    Up or down? That's the question about which way Volvo is going to take its brand: solidly into premium, full-size sedan luxury or into a smaller near-premium offering to challenge what is, right now, a very hot segment. Most of the chatter has centered around the former option, with Volvo declaring it would go for the top luxury guns, a patent filing ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Report: Volvo planning V40 Polestar with all-wheel drive, 280 hp
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    If you read our recent First Drive of the 2013 Volvo V40, you no doubt remember our verdict: "If the V40 does not make it over to the U.S., then Volvo should issue guns to its entire executive staff so they can summarily shoot themselves in the foot." Well, here's even more reason for the Swedes to bring us their smart looking C-segment hatchback: The ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    First Drive: 2013 Volvo V40 [w/video]
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    Forbidden Fruit For What Ails The Swedes in North America We've entered a really good period of automotive excitement if premium-minded European hatchbacks move you. Things just seemed to fall into place suddenly about six months back when it became clear that Mini's lineup was about to have fierce competition from the new Audi A3, soon-to-arrive new ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Official: Heico Sportiv unveils tuned Volvo V40
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    When a new hatchback or sport wagon hits the European market, it's only a matter of time before the tuners get their hands on it. And in the case of the new Volvo V40, that comes at the hand of Heico Sportiv. The German tuner has been teasing us with plans to mod the V40 for months now. So with sketches and the promise of a racing version already on the ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Official: Heico Sportiv debuts Volvo V40 mods with bio-diesel racer
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    The V40 is a vital product not only for Volvo itself, but also for the tuners that specialize in customizing the Swedish automobiles. And among the foremost of them is Heico Sportiv. The German tuning firm hinted a few weeks ago at its impending line of accessories for the new sportwagon, and has now followed up by announcing the racecar you see here. ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Heico Sportiv debuts Volvo V40 mods with bio-diesel racer
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    The V40 is a vital product not only for Volvo itself, but also for the tuners that specialize in customizing the Swedish automobiles. See especially, Heico Sportiv. The German tuning firm hinted a few weeks ago at its impending line of accessories for the new sportwagon, and has now followed up by announcing the racecar you see here. The modified V40 ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Spy Shots: Volvo XC40 spotted testing in Arizona
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    A keen-eyed reader managed to snag a few photos of what looks to be the upcoming Volvo XC40 ahead of the vehicle's debut at the Paris Motor Show. Like most manufacturers, Volvo is keen to offer buyers the small crossovers they demand. With a taller ride height, more ground clearance and a more aggressive front fascia than the V40, the XC40 should do just ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Heico Sportiv gears up to mod new Volvo V40
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    The emergence of the V40 is arguably the biggest news to come out of Volvo since Ford sold it to Geely. Just as with any new car – European hatchbacks especially – the aftermarket will follow shortly with modifications, and in the case of Volvo, that means Heico Sportiv. The German tuning house specializes in Gothenburg's finest. The firm ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Report: Jacoby reiterates Volvo considering NA plant
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    Volvo sold 449,255 cars globally in 2011, with 67,240 of those sales coming from right here in the States. By 2020, CEO Stefan Jacoby aims to boost those numbers to 800,000 sales globally and 120,000 here, and to do so, he can't let the exchange rate between the dollar and the euro stand in the way. That's why, according to a report in Automotive News, ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Official: Volvo protecting pedestrians with airbags on outside of new V40 [w/video]
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    Above all else, Volvo is known in car circles as being the foremost innovator in technologies intended to improve the safety of its vehicles. While we most often think of the safety of a car's internal occupants, it's important to remember than a two-ton weapon of mass destruction moving at highway speeds is also extremely dangerous to pedestrians outside ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    2012 Volvo V40 takes aim at A3, 1 Series
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    With the S40 gone and the C30 on its way out the door, Volvo has a few holes in its line that Audi and BMW are happy to fill with the all-new A3 and 1 Series, respectively. Enter the V40, a five-door hatch that's one of the most attractive designs from Sweden since the Ikea Skürg. It's a svelte bit of kit, with an organic fascia bleeding into a ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Geneva: 2012 Volvo V40 takes aim at A3, 1 Series
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    With the S40 gone and the C30 on its way out the door, Volvo has a few holes in its line that Audi and BMW are happy to fill with the all-new A3 and 1 Series, respectively. Enter the V40, a five-door hatch that's one of the most attractive designs from Sweden since the Ikea Skürg. It's a svelte bit of kit, with an organic fascia bleeding into a ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Official: Volvo drops the full skinny on new V40
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    Few vehicles have received the kind of gradual, bit by bit roll-out that – intentionally or otherwise – the new Volvo V40 has. The Swedish premium hatchback has been the subject of teasers, spy shots and leaks aplenty – including two video clips and a batch of sixteen images that surfaced just yesterday – but they've all lead up to ...

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    MISC 2013 Volvo V40
    Breaking: More Volvo V40 images hit the Internet [w/video]
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    Two images of the 2013 Volvo V40 broke onto Facebook recently and it seems their friends didn't want to be left behind. Fourteen more press shots of Volvo's new five-door hatchback just burgled their way onto the Web, and from the front three-quarter it looks like a worthy competitor to the the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series. Of course we don't have any more ...

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