TOUGH, USEFUL AND STYLISH
The Volvo V40 Cross Country
Adventurous in the city, and beyond, to fit in with your active lifestyle.
Take on the city – and more
Rugged design details and large wheels leave you in no doubt about the adventurous potential of the V40 Cross Country. Tough in the city and beyond, the V40 Cross Country features increased ground clearance to allow you to tackle difficult road surfaces with ease.
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Cross Country trim in detail
A tough character
A unique front grille, skid plates and protective body cladding gives the V40 a tough, go-anywhere attitude.
Raised ground clearance gives you a commanding view of the road ahead.
Choose from a variety of single- or dual-tone designs featuring accent stitching, with seats upholstered in Textile, Textile/T-Tec or Leather.
A range of unique wheel designs, available in sizes up to 19 inches, help enhance the rugged, refined look of your V40 Cross Country.
Make it yours
Create your perfect Volvo V40. Choose from a wide range of colours, specifications and accessories designed to fit your life and your style perfectly.
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.
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.
Learning the secret language of scent
Sometimes, all you have to do to travel somewhere new is close your eyes and surrender to your sense of smell. To find out how different aromas can help lift ourselves out of the everyday we talked to Swedish perfume brand, Agonist.