Buyers will have the option to choose between petrol and diesel engines on the 2013 Volvo CX V40 Cross Country SUV Crossover. The T4 will be available as 1.6-liter GTDi or a 2.0-liter. This fuel efficient engine will correspond with CO2 emissions of 129 g/km and return an average of 51 mpg. The most powerful engine in the CX V40 lineup will be on the T5 model. The first T5 engine is a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine, which is good for 254 horsepower, and accelerates zero to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds and returns an average of 34 mpg. The second is a 2.0-liter five-cylinder that produces 213 horsepower. The T4 will give you the choice between a six-speed manual or automatic transmission while an automatic six-speed will be the only option on the T5. Those who prefer a diesel engine will have a decent selection as well. A 2.0-liter D3 that produces 150 horsepower and a 2.0-liter D4 turbodiesel good for 177 horsepower are the most popular two options. However, those with fuel efficiency as a main concern will consider the 1.6-liter diesel that offers 115 horsepower.
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• Road Information Display - This safety and technology feature will use a camera to detect road signs and display them on the instrument panel.
• Audio - One can only assume that Volvo will include an impressive audio system standard with a fantastic one optional. It should have iPod integration, auxiliary audio input, video monitor, CD player and satellite radio service.
• Navigation - Either a standard or optional navigation system will be available to get you where you need to go with maps and turn-by-turn directions. Volvo tends to lean towards the DVD-based systems, but hopefully they will bring something a little more modern to the table this year.
• Rear Seat Entertainment - There is sure to be a rear seat entertainment system available to keep passengers occupied with games and movies.
There is no way of knowing exactly how well the V40 will score in crash tests, but it is rare that Volvo ever disappoints in this department. If you look at their other SUVs, such as the XC60 you notice not only does it get top safety scores, it also sets the bar high for braking capabilities. A few features you can expect to find on the V40 Cross County include:
• Traffic alert system
• Pedestrian detection system
• Raised hood and airbag system
• Heartbeat monitor
• Integrated child booster seats
• Blind spot warning system
• Collision warning system
• Park assist camera
• Tire pressure monitoring
• Emergency braking assist
• Traction control
• Turn signal mirrors
• Engine immobilizer
• Dusk sensing headlamps
• Self-leveling headlights
• Electronic brakeforce distribution
An aerodynamic body with clean but sculpted lines will ensure V40 Cross Country turns heads on the road. It will sit 40 mm higher than its regular V40 sibling and its appearance will be distinguished even further by a honeycomb mesh grille, upright DRL lights and a dark bumper. The sleek black roof rails and 19-inch alloy wheels finish the look.
You pretty much know you are in a Volvo when you melt into the driver seat. The cabin echoes of sophistication and luxury. It offers seating for five on plush leather seats that come in five different colors. The center stack is modern with very clean-looking controls. Theater lighting provides ambiance, adapting between blue and red according to interior temperature. Alternatively, seven other mood themes are available. What’s truly special about the V40 is the vast amount of storage space. A drained storage unit holds your ice scraper while a cool glove compartment keeps soda and bottled water cold. There is even a pen holder in the glove compartment.
The luggage compartment offers 335 liters of cargo space. Not only do the rear seats fold flat easily, the front row passenger seat does too, so you can haul long items like skis or a ladder.