Versatility with voomah
A car to enjoy.
INot cheap, but what price
do you put on comfort, performance, versatility and your safety? t’s a bit like a chameleon adapting to the environment... and your mood. Inspired on our worsening roads and versatile in bad weather or on gravel to leave its competitors in the dust. The refined sportiness of the V40 T5 AWD ensures that it will meet the demands of petrol heads while the benchmark graphic instrument display technology will find favour with technophiles.
The V40 is now Volvo’s entry-level model. And the T5 AWD tested is an exciting (not so) little car. It’s a car you can enjoy driving... consistently. Handling is rock-solid and it goes like the clappers,
R319 900 (Entry-level V40
R281 200) delivering 187kW from the 2.5 litre turbocharged engine to catapult you from 0-100km/h in 6.4 seconds. The suspension, although refined, is just stiff enough for you to feel like you are actually driving rather than just a passenger along for the ride. Feedback through the steering wheel is precise, and swift cornering is, in true Volvo style, typically unruffled even with the increased ride height of the AWD. Assistance from the dynamic stability and traction control gives one added confidence during enthusiastic driving. And speed down really steep inclines can be controlled automatically with the T5’s hill