2013 Volvo V40 – The all-new Volvo V40 is a sporty five-door hatchback a new ride handling, fuel economy and safety standards in its class. His eye catching coupe design, which uses the styling cues from the C30 coupe and classic P1800ES Volvo, sportier and educated than the homogeneous class standard. Special attention is given to handling, steering response, agility and ride comfort. Volvo engineers believe that the Volvo V40 is the class benchmark for dynamic fineness.
2013 Volvo V40 reputation for safety leadership has not been overlooked. A new innovation, pedestrian Airbag Technology, joins a previous Volvo world-first Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake, which was first shown at the Volvo S60. Together they ensure that the all-new V40 unparalleled protection for pedestrians, as well as for the car’s occupants.
The new 2013 Volvo V40 pedestrian Airbag, which makes its debut on the world Volvo V40, blow up the rear edge of the hood when the car was discovered that a pedestrian struck. The raised hood cushions better the unfortunate pedestrian, and the air bag protects the pedestrian’s head of “hard points” at the bottom of the windshield and the lower A-pillars. In Europe, 14 percent of all traffic fatalities are pedestrians. In China, it is more than 25 percent.
City Safety, an innovation first shown on the 2013 Volvo V40 noise-to-tail urban collisions further enhanced for the Volvo V40. It works up to 50 km, instead of 30 km. Insurance claims that the Volvo XC60 shows that City Safety personal injury claims has been reduced by 51 percent, while vehicle repair costs were reduced by over 20 percent. No wonder that many insurers reduce premiums for Volvo drivers.
2013 Volvo V40 Wagon
Pedestrian Airbag technology, Pedestrian Detection and City Safety are all part of Volvo’s IntelliSafe safety philosophy. Other new safety features on the Volvo V40 includes a Cross Traffic Alert radar system that helps you time out of a parking spot and see traffic coming from the side and an improved blind spot Information System. This still new radar-based technology warns of vehicles in the blind spot on both sides, but now in addition to warn of vehicles approaching quickly from behind – making it safer, for example, to change lanes on the highway.
2013 Volvo V40
The 2013 Volvo V40 design is particularly striking, the exterior is styled by Volvo’s California studio in Camarillo by American Chris Benjamin. “I wanted an emotionally engaging car that looks like a coupe, but the practicality and function of a five-door hatchback,” he said. Pedestrian Airbag Technology allowed him to lower the hood and the whole car lowered. It’s actually 29 mm lower than a C30 coupe, one of the lowest modeller on the road. The r2013 Volvo V40 ear styling is based on the C30, which in turn leads of classic P1800ES of the 70’s.