Volvo V40 Cross Country AWD receives powertrain upgrade

Volvo V40 Cross Country AWD receives powertrain upgrade

VolvoThe Volvo V40 Cross Country will soon be available with Volvo’s superb new 180 kW T5 Drive-E engine ¬¬- with the added capability of AWD.

“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,” says Dr. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Cars.

All-Wheel Drive (AWD) rugged all-road capability Reduced emissions and improved fuel economy Powertrain upgrade completes a series of enhancements.

With 180 kW and 350 Nm of torque, the Volvo V40 Cross Country delivers excellent power and capability. In addition to the new engine’s refinement and fuel-efficient driveability, Volvo’s new 8-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shift makes the Volvo V40 Cross Country T5 AWD Drive-E one of the most luxurious, stylish and capable cross countries on the market.

Impressive C02 reductions

Since the introduction last year, Volvo Cars’ ground-breaking four-cylinder Drive-E engines have been widely praised for their unique ability to combine power and efficiency with an extremely small footprint.

The new Drive-E powertrain reduces the Volvo V40 Cross Country T5 AWD’s emissions to an impressive 149 g/km ¬- a level unmatched by the Audi Q3 TFSI Quattro (179 g/km), the BMW X1 xDrive20i xLine auto (170 g/km) or the Mercedez-Benz B-class (SUV) 220 Sport 4MATIC DCT (156 g/km).


This powertrain upgrade continues the series of enhancements that have been made to the Volvo V40 Cross Country this year. Other refinements / additions include new 19″ Damara alloy wheel with grey diamond-cut rims, delivering not only extra comfort and off-road capability, but also less noise and added rim protection; a new exterior colour, Power Blue, as well as the updated on-board infotainment and navigation system, Sensus Connect, providing customers with a fully connected car.

South Africa

The Volvo V40 Cross Country T5 AWD Drive-E is expected to arrive in SA early next year. Full specification and pricing details will be confirmed closer to the time.

Technical Data

Engine:            In-line four-cylinder, 16V, DOHC, HP Turbocharger, AWD

Gearbox:          8-speed Geartronic AWD

Power:             180 kW

Torque:            350Nm

0-100 km/h:     6.1

Top speed:        limited to 210 km/h


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