Volvo S40

Volvo S40

Posted on by Andrew Coman

The S40 brings the traditional Volvo virtues of style, class-leading safety and driving exhilaration to a growing following of young and young-at-heart customers. Most importantly, this premium compact sedan is highly attainable for those who might otherwise consider a lesser car.

College students are preparing to head back to school, and many are dreaming of packing up their own car for the drive back to college. To help students and parents find the best car, CarMax, Inc., the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, and Driver’s Edge, a national nonprofit organization providing youth driver education, have teamed up to recommend the top cars for college students. "Typically, parents’ top priorities when looking for a vehicle for their student are price, (...)
Volvo Cars has started European delivery of S40 sedans and V50 estates with its new and more powerful D5 diesel powerplant, aiming at Europe’s premium diesel car market. In both cars, the diesel will be linked to Volvos’ Geartronic automatic gearbox, but a six-speed manual will be available by the middle of next year. Both cars manage a combined fuel economy of 40.4mpg, and each will have carbon dioxide emissions of 184g/km, which will put them into 26% company car tax band. Read more (...)
The Volvo Volvo Car Corporation will start producing cars in China. The new Volvo S40 Volvo S40 will be built at Volvo Cars’ partner Changan Ford’s production plant in Chongqing. Volvo Cars’ technical team in Chongqing have worked together with purchasers from Changan Ford to select local suppliers for a number of car parts. The aim is to meet the Chinese government’s requirements for local production to its full extent. “This is an important step forward towards a firmer presence and a brighter future in the (...)

The Volvo S40 comes loaded with features for a very competitive price. For starters, the base price of $24,190 is $510 less than the current S40. Standard equipment includes a 2.4-liter five-cylinder engine, curtain and side-impact airbags, projector-type headlamps, and ABS with EBD, which electronically balances the braking.


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