URBAN STYLE, SWEDISH SOUL
The Volvo V40
Distinctive design, agility and intuitive technology. The V40 is perfectly designed for modern life.
THE URBAN TRENDSETTER
Your city companion
The Volvo V40 is the compact premium hatchback that’s perfectly suited to modern life. Clean, contemporary lines and a youthful character make the V40 a car to be enjoyed, every day, with smart technology that supports you and makes life easier. A responsive chassis puts you in control and inspires confidence on any road, while the cabin’s exquisite craftsmanship and exceptional comfort embody Volvo Cars’ distinctive Scandinavian design.
The Volvo V40 in 360°
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Volvo V40 Highlights
Efficiency on the move
Our range of efficient engines combine excellent economy with the low emissions you expect.
Seats that refresh
Our seats provide outstanding comfort, support and adjustability; the V40 will leave you feeling relaxed and fresh on every journey.
With up to 335 litres of luggage capacity to the load cover, the V40 offers the space you need.
Power to impress
Our petrol and diesel engines offer responsive, on-demand power for an engaging drive.
THE V40 IN DETAIL
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Built for the city, with its clean, contemporary design and smart technology, this is a car designed to make your life easier.
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The race to the horizon
The fascinating background and history of the Volvo Ocean Race have turned it into one of the best-known and toughest endurance races in the sporting calendar. For four and a half decades, participants have challenging themselves and each other as they sail its course. In this article, we will trace the race back to its beginning - and beyond, looking at the developments that shaped modern sea travel and made it possible in the first place. We trace the history of the race all the way back to the opening of the Panama and Suez canals, and then how - decades later - Robin Knox-Johnson became the first man to sail single-handedly round the planet. We then describe the foundation of the race in the 70s, and the developments that turned it into the event we know today - with its cutting-edge boats, teams of world champion sailors and non-stop coverage.
The race for perfection
In this article, we visit the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard in Lisbon, Portugal. Here, we meet the team of experts responsible for repairing and re-fitting the entire fleet of Volvo Ocean 65 boats that will compete in the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. We describe each team member’s individual area of expertise and show how the team works together to ensure that each boat is repaired identically, on time and to the highest possible standard. Their expertise in different areas represents the same level of competence you find at a Volvo workshop. We also meet Swedish sailor Martin Strömberg, who won the 2011-12 edition of the race, to find out what a great service programme gives him as a sailor.
Bound by sound
1966 was quite a year for music. The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Bob Dylan all released groundbreaking albums that completely transformed the cultural landscape. But while Lennon and McCartney and their contemporaries were busy reinventing the way music was made, a classical music enthusiast called John Bowers was focusing his attention and expertise on reinventing the way we listened to it.