At Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2003 a new Volvo made its debut, the S40. This second generation Volvo S40 has got a modern styling with a clear Volvo heritage. Inside the car, we find a new design language with a clear Scandinavian influence.
Volvo S40 comes with a wide range of engines, four cylinder and for the first time also five cylinder gas engines for the medium sized Volvo cars. A four cylinder turbo diesel is also part of the program.
The new Volvo S40 can also be equipped with an all wheel drive system.
Volvo S40 has a body with 68% more torsion stiffness than its predecessor. It has also a high level of safety with a new patented front structure which has several crumple zones.