Petite with a punch

The Volvo V40 sports hatch may be compact, but it packs power you won’t expect from a car its size.

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The Volvo V40 sports hatch may be compact, but it packs power you won’t expect from a car its size.

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Designed to complement the lifestyles of high achievers who love excitement, the luxurious-looking Volvo V40 may be small in size, but it’s guaranteed to turn heads. Exuding the appeal of a much larger model, it boasts class-leading driving dynamics, as well as an expressive design, thanks to meticulous attention to detail on both fronts. It is powerful, stylish, and highly functional in a way that exceeds its size.

Power trip

If you’re used to having power at your fingertips, you won’t be disappointed with the Volvo V40. Equipped with Volvo’s powerful all-new T2 engine – a four-cylinder, 1.5-litre turbocharged variant designed and built in Sweden – you can be assured of a smooth, capable drive and great handling, whether you’re road-tripping with the besties or running quick errands.

The car is also quick to respond to you. A dynamic chassis – a Volvo V40 standard – gives you more control over your drive. The car’s low centre of gravity and other design features enhance the feeling of direct contact between the wheels and road to help you focus on the driving experience, while keeping you and your loved ones safe.

Forward-looking style

The stylish Volvo V40 is no wallflower visually, and serves as a great complement to your innate sense of style.

It is designed to look like it is leaning forward, always ready to leap into action. This is achieved by pairing the classic V-shaped bonnet with bolder lines, high-gloss grilles and an aerodynamic silhouette.

The wide shoulder line stretches back from the headlamp in a sharp line, echoing the rising beltline. A dynamically sculptured rear with a “blacked out” lower area gives it an athletic, low and wide look.

Big impression

To keep you engaged and comfortable while driving, it has ergonomic touches that promise “the most comfortable seats in the world”. Th e spaciousness of the Scandinavian-style minimalist interior is enhanced by the wide instrument panel and a fluid door design. If you crave an even greater sense of space, you can opt for a fixed panoramic glass roof that stretches from the front windscreen to the backrest of the rear seats.

For more information and to test drive the Volvo V40, visit or the Volvo showroom at 249 Alexandra Road.

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