2015 Volvo V40 Overview and History
This car needed 5 years to reach American market, it debuted in Europe in 1995, as a wagon version of S40, and the first model that was sold in the United states was made for 2000 model year. It was sold until 2004, and then it was discontinued in both Europe and America. European model was reintroduced in 2012, but for the American model we needed to wait for one more year. American Volvo fans needed to wait for one more year for the new model to be introduced, and when it reached American shores it came as quite of a surprise, because had much higher ride, bigger wheels and better off-road capability. It was also called V40 Cross Country. Similar Cross Country version of Volvo V60 was also introduced one year after and promoted on 2014 LA Auto Show.
This car is constantly changing. We are not talking about some cosmetic changes on the interior and exterior styling, but something much more drastic. Model we are talking about here is going to come with a new smaller turbocharged engine, that’s going to be placed in few other models of Volvo range. This way company will drastically cut the costs of these model’s production, plus the fuel economy is going to increase with the new line of engines that are not going to be bigger than four cylinders.
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