sgCarMart – The V40 is Volvo's answer to the increasingly dominant hatchback segment in Europe. Taking over the roles of the S40 (Volvo's entry sedan) and V50 estate, there is no doubt that the V40 has big shoes to fill.
And this Cross Country (let's call this CC for convenience's sake) variant, if you consider bluntly, is the standard hatchback on stilts. With all but the range topping variant driven via the two front wheels, it is very clear that the CC is not meant for off road. And more often than not, cars like these were never bought with the unbeaten tracks in mind.
And of course, being Volvo, safety is of second nature. Amidst a slew of driver aids and safety gadgetries, the V40 also marks the debut of the World's first external airbag - to aid in pedestrian protection.
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