The Volvo V40 is receiving some love with cosmetic and trim changes for the 2017 model year.
Volvo’s popular V40 and V40 Cross Country derivatives are being updated and the changes will include cosmetic and trim enhancements. The V40 range will still offer three diesel and three petrol engines across four trim levels. The facelifted Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country can be expected in South Africa in the third quarter of 2016.
The most noticeable change on the updated V40 and V40 Cross Country is the inclusion of Thor’s Hammer. The impressive light signature was first introduced on the Volvo XC90 and is now also a feature on the S90 sedan and V90 station wagon. The front of the vehicle will also feature new grille designs and an all-new Volvo Iron Mark.
Five new colours will also be available to customers and these include Amazon Blue, Denim Blue and three existing colours used on other Volvo products including Bursting Blue, Mussel Blue and Luminous Sand.
New trim level nomenclature (Momentum and Inscription) will be used on the updated V40, first seen on the XC90. A total of eight new wheels designs will be offered with the updated V40 and V40 Cross Country derivatives.
Taking inspiration from the Volvo Concept Estate, a new upholstery called City Weave will be offered as well as a new Charcoal or Blond steering wheel option. A number of new interior panel trims will also be available to customers and these include Milled Aluminium, Black Grid Aluminium and Stealth Aluminium. The doors panels will feature accent trim colours with contrasted stitching and a black headliner will be offered as an option for the first time for all models in the range. In addition, R-Design and Inscription derivatives will get new tread plates and a new key fob with the new Volvo logo will be available too.
The Volvo On Call smartphone app has been updated but is still in the development and planning phase for release in South Africa. The app allows for remote access and controls a wide range of in-car features. New functionality for the app includes calendar and navigation integration as well as PC-based use.
In an effort to improve the in-car experience, Volvo’s CleanZone technology will work to keep air in the cabin fresh and clean by filtering air before it enters the cabin.