Volvo V40 Cross Country D2 Auto, test the Diesel access

We tested the Diesel D2 version of the Volvo V40 Cross Country renovated, a car with an acceptable yield, adjusted consumption and extensive equipment.

Volvo V40 Cross Country D2 Auto, our test photos

Volvo V40 Cross Country D2 Auto, our test photos

Volvo V40 Cross Country D2 Auto, our test photos

Volvo V40 Cross Country D2 Auto, our test photos

Volvo V40 in 2017 change the lighthouses which, while still keeping its shape, now incorporate a ‘signature’ of ledes Volvo christens “hammer Thor“And it was released in the XC90. Also, although even less, the grill, prietas each other more and more evident with its new finish vertical bars. On the other hand, in the inside, the most significant is the inclusion of new colors for decorative moldings.

However, what has made us look at this Volvo V40 Cross Country It is not so much the above, but the tweaks made on the diesel version less power and more economical family, D2, to spend less: if initially, when wearing a 1.6 and had 114 hp, homologaba with body Cross Country Y auto switch -the setting face less favorable to consumption 4.1 l / 100 km average cost of today boasts, According to official data, from 3,9 l / 100 km. The V40 “Manuals” Today homologated 3.4 l / 100 km

Volvo V40 Cross Country D2 Auto: motor behavior

The 2.0 as in the D3 Y D4– of the Volvo V40 Cross Country It comes in handy not only reducing consumption that indeed reaches beyond laboratory approval to the real world, but also because its engine makes it, against a legion of competitors with engines of higher displacement and, in some cases, fewer cylinders, very willful: if it can boast is stronger at low engine speeds.

He consumption, that in a 100 km actual use remains at 5.5 l / -under but not very low-, in our test sheds not as bright as the best numbers, the BMW 116d territory.

Volvo V40 Cross Country Test D2However, the benefits this Volvo V40 Cross Country D2 They are very reasonable and auto switch, soft and pleasant, but sometimes, like those that occur when little faster and the speed is low or medium -in retention, for example by saving their focus, and their search for the highest gear possible, it could hesitate between with what gear to stay. D passes and in S.

In reference to Volvo V40 automatic D2 Cross Country Auto, we affect that change is not art, but solvent, decisively contributing to driving comfort, besides having a function "driving sailing".

Volvo V40 Cross Country: so inside

He Inside the Volvo V40 Cross Country squanders Pour personality. And a very successful ergonomics; the visibility back, not so much. Among the changes the new V40, to highlight the new tone dashboard trim.

Refering to dashboard configuration, volvo yet dispenses in their compact cars of touch screens or large. Regarding the keypad to enter phone numbers, we consider practical, although unusual.

And the space available in the cabin of the Volvo V40 Cross Country? The height is almost back coupé and the unfeasible width for three passengers as it is an ideal compact car segment for four occupants. What if I can say is that hardly finds a volvo that does not offer some exemplary for comfort seats. For his part, trunk has a reduced capacity on their rivals (275 liters, according to our measurements).

Volvo V40 Cross Country: our conclusion

He This crossover behavior It is not changed and is still marked by a reasonable agility, bacheo although comfort is not your strong springs -4 cm longer than an asphalt-V40 firm. It has a good engine for how pushes, but not the best for performance: Spend more than others of similar power. That despite the change, epicyclic type and torque converter, points to savings for development or programming.

Overall, Volvo V40 Cross Country V40 D2 is satisfactory. Especially when seen as a premium, it is more affordable than other proposals to equal power and equipment.

Volvo V40 Cross Country: data sheet

TECHNICAL DATA Volvo V40 Cross Country Summum Auto
Motor (*) 1.969 cm3 / 4 cylinders
Power (*) 120 hp at 3750 rpm
maximum torque (*) 28.6 mkg at 1500 rpm
Acceleration 0-100 km / h 11.0 sec
Maximum speed (*) 190 km / h
Weight 1,536 kg
Real average consumption 5,5 l / 100 km
actual road use 5.1 l / 100 km
Real urban consumption 6.5 l / 100
Width / after 140/131 cm
Space legs back 77 cm
Trunk 275 liters
Price From 33,169 euros

(*). official data, the rest of the data, the measured by the Technical Center Highway.

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