Saturday, 22 September 2018

Volvo upgrades cross country

THE successful Drive-E powertrain with a 245 hp petrol turbo T5 engine that was made available earlier this year for the V40 is now being introduced for the V40 Cross Country — with the added capability of AWD.

Dr Peter Mertens, senior vice president research and development at Volvo Cars, said: “Volvo Cars is continuing to evolve the V40 Cross Country with this powertrain upgrade.

“The combination of the Drive-E T5 engine with AWD will give adventurous customers the power to explore, and all the control they need to be confident in all road conditions.”

With 245 hp and 350 Nm of torque, the V40 Cross Country delivers all the power that drivers have come to expect from a Volvo. Adding to the refinement and fuel-efficient driveability is the eight-speed automatic gearbox with optional paddles on the steering wheel for manual gear shifting. UK customers can place orders from January.

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