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VOLVO V40 Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 4
First production year: 1996
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel, Hybrid
Body style: Wagon (station wagon, estate, combi, touring)
 

2016 - 2019

Volvo introduced a facelift for the 2012 V40 and while it slightly improved the car's look, it greatly improved its fuel-efficiency and carbon footprint. The first generation of the V40 was introduced in 1995 as a station-wagon version of the S40 sedan, a vehicle built in cooperation with Mitsubishi at NedCar in the Netherlands. After 2004, that lineup ended, and there was a gap until 20...

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gasoline engines:

  VOLVO V40 1.5L T2 6AT (122 HP)

  VOLVO V40 1.5L T3 6AT (152 HP)

  VOLVO V40 2.0L T2 6MT (122 HP)

  VOLVO V40 2.0L T3 6MT (152 HP)

  VOLVO V40 2.0L T5 8AT (245 HP)

diesel engines:

  VOLVO V40 2.0L D2 6AT (120 HP)

  VOLVO V40 2.0L D2 6MT (120 HP)

  VOLVO V40 2.0L D3 6AT (150 HP)

  VOLVO V40 2.0L D3 6MT (150 HP)

  VOLVO V40 2.0L D4 6MT (190 HP)

  VOLVO V40 2.0L D4 8AT (190 HP)

2012 - 2016

The V40 was released in 2012 and was a great alternative to the VW Golf and the A3 Sportback. With the Swedish brand well known for the safe cars they produce, the V40 also came with a cutting-edge design. The V40 was one of the best looking cars in its segment at the time. The coupe design was eye-catching and most of the styling cues were borrowed from the C30 coupe, giving it a rather s...

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2000 - 2004

Volvo introduced the V40 in 1996 after signing an agreement with Mitsubishi, but after joining Ford Motor Company in 1999, it introduced a facelift for the entire range. The Swedish carmaker offered the V40 more as a lifestyle station-wagon, which was different from those built to move a student to college from one trip, including its desk and closet. It was made for families who enjoyed spen...

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1996 - 2000

Volvo signed an agreement with Mitsubishi to produce cars together at the NEDCAR factory in the Netherlands, and the result was the S40/V40 lineup. Volvo's commitment to switch to a front-wheel-drive system continued with the first generation of the S40/V40. But its experience in that area was limited, so it asked other carmakers for help. Thus, the Swedish carmaker introduced a new rang...

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