2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country offers AWD for the C-segment

Volvo has released the pictures and details of the V40 Cross Country, an all-wheel-drive version of the new V40 that offers ruggedness in the premium C-segment.

“The new V40 Cross Country is built on the heritage that started with the V70 Cross Country back in 1997. It is designed for those who want a sense of adventure in their everyday life,” says Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Corporation.

With its crossover-inspired design, the Volvo V40 Cross Country features:

  • Sleek silver roof rails
  • Alloy wheels available up to 19-inch
  • Contrasting front bumper, honeycomb mesh grille and upright day-running lights
  • Sculpted, contrasting sills
  • Contrasting rear bumper with integrated skid plate
  • Inside, the Raw Copper exterior launch colour is echoed in the contrasting stitching – and it can be emphasized even further by choosing the Copper Dawn centre stack inlay.

Power comes from a range of diesel and gasoline engines. The diesel lineup includes a 1.6 liter diesel making 115-hp mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and start/stop; a 2.0 liter 5-cylinder D4 turbo diesel making 177-hp; and a 2.0 liter D3 producing 150-hp. Both turbo-diesels are available with a 6-speed automatic transmission or 6-speed manual gearbox. Gasoline options include a 2.5 liter T5 5-cylinder making 254-hp and a T4 1.6 liter GTDi making 180-hp.

The Volvo V40 Cross Country also features Hill Descent Control on the T5 AWD version, which controls the car’s speed automatically when driving down steep declines.

– By: Omar Rana