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  • Volvo Car Corporation presents the All-New Volvo V40

    3/1/2012
    Volvo Philippines shares the anticipation with Volvo Car Corporation as they reveal the much awaited All-New Volvo V40 at a press conference at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on March 6 2012. The All-New V40 is ready to overtake the competition in the Premium Hatchback class with sharpened features and characteristics from larger Volvos wrapped in a sleek, compact package.

    "The All-New V40 is the first new model that is fully developed according to our human-centric, Designed Around You strategy. Charged with an outstanding set of high-tech features it definitely will give our toughest competitors a headache," says Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation.

    The All-New Volvo V40 is a modern, expressive car with a Scandinavian luxury look and feel, a high-quality aura and meticulous attention to detail. The new, fully graphic instrument cluster with personalized layout and information enhances the intuitive and uncomplicated driver experience.

    "Thanks to input from customers all over the world our most compact V-range model features an outstanding blend of design, safety and versatility. The car is loaded with features that buyers of modern luxury cars want," explains Stefan Jacoby.

    Class-leading driving dynamics

    The All-New V40 boasts class-leading driving dynamics thanks to focused attention to a number of vital areas. The chassis is designed to offer the agile, connected experience that creates true driving pleasure.

    The engine range spans everything from Volvo Car Corporation's first diesel with carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of just 94g/km to the turbocharged T5 petrol engine with 254hp and acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in 6.7 seconds. All engine versions feature start-stop and brake energy regeneration, no matter whether they are fitted with a manual or automatic gearbox.

    "The All-New V40 wraps you in a super-comfortable cockpit with outstanding ergonomics and technologies that make you feel informed, focused and relaxed. This driver-centric approach is what modern Volvos are all about," says Stefan Jacoby.

    Outstanding safety and support package
    • The All-New Volvo V40 features a class-leading safety and driver support package, including Volvo Car Corporation's groundbreaking Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake and several other new features.
    • Among the new features are a world-first pedestrian airbag, Lane Keeping Aid with haptic auto steering, and an ingenious Park Assist Pilot that makes parallel parking easy.
    • The City Safety low-speed collision avoidance system has been further developed and it now operates at speeds up to 50 km/h.


    "The All-New V40 is the most intelligent and safe Volvo model so far. All its features are designed around the driver, helping him or her stay alert and well informed to avoid collisions and dangerous situations," says Håkan Abrahamsson, Vehicle Line Director C Cars & V40 Vehicle Programme Manager.

    He adds:

    "With this class-leading safety package, including enhanced focus on pedestrian protection, the all-new V40 aims for a full star rating in the new, sharpened 2012 Euro NCAP safety tests."

    Sales target 90,000 units

    Volvo Car Corporation expects to sell 90,000 units per year of the All-New Volvo V40. A massive 85 percent of the total volume will go to European customers. The car will be revealed at a press conference at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012. Production of the All-New Volvo V40 starts in May 2012. The car will be built in Volvo Car Corporation's plant in Ghent, Belgium.

    "The All-New V40 makes an instant impression with a dramatic design that stands out from the crowd. And what you see is what you get. The car boasts sharpened features and characteristics from larger Volvos - wrapped in a sleek, compact package. The car also has so many new features that it has an exceptional "density". It has pretty much everything," says Håkan Abrahamsson.

    *Some descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars' international car range. Described features might be optional. Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be altered without prior notification.

    In Manila, Viking Cars, Incorporated is the official distributor of Volvo cars. The Volvo Makati office, showroom and Customer Service Center are located at 2272 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. Volvo Cebu is located at A.S. Fortuna Street, Banilad, Mandaue City. The 2012 Volvo automobile line includes the nimble C30 Sports Coupé, the versatile All-New C70 Coupé-Convertible, the compact All-New S40 and V50 Sportswagon, the flagship S80 luxury sedan, the ruggedly refined All-New XC70 Cross Country, the groundbreaking Volvo XC60 with City Safety as standard and the award-winning XC90 AWD. Also available in the Philippines is the bold S60 sports sedan and the excitingly versatile All-new Volvo V60 Sportswagon 2.0L T5. Just recently introduced to the local market is the new Volvo S60 sports sedan diesel variant. For details and inquiries, please call 893-6621 to 22 or 637-0414 to 15.

    For more information, please contact, Loi Concepcion-de Guzman, Marketing Services Assistant Vice President: 892 1677 or 893-6621 local 429; loi@volvophils.com

    Scandinavian luxury look and feel with class-leading safety and driving dynamics
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