Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.
BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.
CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.
The total number of seats in the vehicle.
Number Of Seats
Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £310 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.
"All of our Volvo Selekt Used Cars come with a peace of mind motoring package which includes a minimum 12 Month Volvo Selekt Used Car Warranty, Specification includes: Metallic Paint, Black Cloth interior, Standard Features - Cruise Control, ECC (Electronic Climate Control) with Pollen Filter, Start/Stop System, 16in Matres Alloy Wheels - 205/55 R16 V Tyres with Locking Wheel Nuts, Anti-Theft Alarm, Volume Sensor and Level Sensor, Bluetooth Handsfree System, Front and Rear Auto Open/Close Power Windows, High Performance Audio System - 1x Radio/CD, 5in Colour Display Screen, USB/iPod Input, IDIS (Intelligent Driver Information System), Keyless Start, Rain Sensor with Automatic Wiper Function, WHIPS (Whiplash Protection System). 5 seats, Metallic Bronze Contact a member of our sales team today to book your appointment. You will not be disappointed. Less than 1 mile from Pride Park on the A52 and less than 10 minutes from the M1 @ Junction 25"
Toni Buckley, General Manager
- Air Conditioning
- Climate Control
- Metallic Paint
- Cruise Control
- Alloy Wheels
- Low Mileage
- Full Service History
- CD Player
|Front and rear electric windows|
|Rain sensor windscreen wipers|
|DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control|
|Bluetooth hands free telephone kit|
|Easy fuel capless refuelling system|
|Service interval indicator|
|Chronograph instrument dials|
|Intelligent driver information system (IDIS)|
|Body colour door mirrors|
|Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors|
|Automatic folding door mirrors with ground lights|
|Graphite aluminium trim|
|Steering wheel audio controls|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Dual exhaust pipes|
|Chrome side window trim|
|Body colour door handles|
|Side marker illumination|
|Home safe and approach lighting|
|Adaptive brake lights|
|Day running lights|
|Electronic climate control (ECC)|
|Front centre armrest|
|Height/reach adjustable steering column|
|Rear armrest with cupholder|
|Leather steering wheel and gear knob|
|Front storage box|
|12V socket in front + rear tunnel console|
|Leather gear knob|
|Leather steering wheel with chrome inserts|
|Lockable cooled glovebox|
|Front reading lights|
|Theatre dimming interior lights|
|SIPS (Side Impact Protection System)|
|Dual stage driver's airbag|
|Dual stage passenger airbag|
|Front/rear seatbelt pre-tensioners|
|Drivers knee airbag|
|5 x 3 point seatbelts|
|Rear seatbelt warning indicator|
|Pedestrian airbag system|
|City safety braking system|
|Forward folding front passenger seat|
|WHIPS - Whiplash Protection System|
|Passenger lumbar support|
|Height adjustable drivers seat with lumbar support|
|Isofix attachments on rear seats|
|60/40 split folding rear seat|
|Locking wheel nuts|
|Key integrated remote control central locking|
|Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensor|
|Illuminated driver/passenger vanity mirrors|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
The improved Volvo V40 is a car with a key job to do. It's tasked wih driving a massive increase in brand sales over the next few years, though that imperative has been made easier with the introduction of efficient 'Drive-E' engine technology. To remind you, the V40 is a five-door hatch, sized and pitched to match premium compact hatch models like Audi's A3 and BMW's 1 Series. Based on the same underpinnings as the Ford Focus it drives well, looks great and has a superbly finished interior. Here, we're going to look at one of the more affordable versions, the 152bhp petrol T3 model.
This V40 doesn't look anything like the V cars of the past, a period in which the 'V' letter was used by Volvo to denote an estate. You're probably familiar with the big V70, or the V50 that this car replaces. It also takes over from the S40 saloon, so it's really got some ground to cover. If the basic proportioning of the car is provoking a little deja vu, that might well be due to the fact that this car rides on the chassis of Ford's latest Focus, so you'll instantly get a handle on how big it is. As you might well know, Volvo is no longer part of Ford's Premier Auto Group, instead being owned by Geely, a Chinese car manufacturer. As such, this is probably the last of its small cars that will be spun off a Ford chassis. It was first shown at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show to a universally favourable reaction, the press and public alike impressed with its styling and range of engines. In the Spring of 2015, the look was updated with a restyled front end featuring the segment-first standard fitment of LED headlights. The value proposition seems strong too, especially in the 152bhp petrol T3 guise we're looking at here, a variant that features the brand's efficient 'Drive-E' engine technology. Is this a car without an Achilles heel? Let's go for a drive and find out.
Those who know cars will know that any vehicle that's based on a Ford Focus chassis is going to drive well. Really well. And the Volvo V40 doesn't disappoint. How does it feel compared to a Focus? In the way it goes, steers and stops, there's not a lot of difference. The electrically-assisted steering is a little lighter than you might at first expect, but it doesn't take too long to feel your way into it and you learn to trust the front end of the car, as it seems to almost magically find grip through a fast corner. And this is a car that rewards a driver looking for a bit of fun behind the wheel. Body control is excellent for a car that's big enough to seat five comfortably and the brakes are reassuringly punchy. One of our favourite engines in the whole range is the one we're looking at here, the 152bhp turbocharged T3 petrol unit. 62mph from rest in the 2.0-litre manual model takes 8.4s on the way to 130mph and this is a genuinely sweet powerplant. It's also really good on fuel and is priced well. There's the option of getting this version in 6-speed auto form too, though if you do, the engine changes to a 1.5-litre unit. Power and efficiency stay the same. In truth, most V40 customers are going to buy diesel, but they shouldn't overlook the T3, especially if their mileages aren't going to be huge. It's genuinely good fun and impressively refined. The only flaw in its makeup is the fact that the lower mileage drivers who would look to the T3 may well be doing more urban driving where diesel would have the edge.
Design and Build
This facelifted V40 gets a smarter front end, courtesy of the addition of revised LED headlamps that feature the so-called 'Thor's Hammer' style that's already been seen in the brand's larger XC90, S90 and V90 series models. A smarter grille mesh completes the more confident look. As before, the V40 has a relatively low and sleek bonnet line: that's because courtesy of a unique under-bonnet airbag, it doesn't have to leave an under-bonnet void to meet pedestrian impact legislation. So the bonnet line can be much lower, part of a lean, wide coupe-like stance in a shape very slightly longer and wider than rival BMW 1 Series or Audi A3 models. Pleasantly different then, an observation equally applicable in the cabin. Of course it needs to be good if sales are to be stolen from rival German prestige-badged contenders, a tough assignment tackled with an unpretentious 'Designed Around You' philosophy epitomised by a beautifully positioned infotainment screen that, once you've figured out its complicated menus, enables you to deal with audio, navigation, 'phone and other functions almost without taking your eyes off the road. The idea is that, like IKEA furniture, this cabin should be typically Scandinavian, comfortable, simple, intuitive and visually pleasing. And broadly it is. Cabin space is fine and there's a 335-litre boot.
Market and Model
The 152bhp petrol T3 prices roughly between £23,000 to £26,000, so you're talking of around £2,000 over the 122bhp T2 variant. That puts this car above more mainstream fare like the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and the Honda Civic. It's not these cars that Volvo is really targeting with the V40 though. It would prefer to be stealing sales from the BMW 1 Series, the Audi A3 and the Mercedes A-Class. That's quite a big ask as all of these cars have really upped their game in recent years, and while the Volvo does undercut them quite significantly on price, it's hard to compete with the equity of these prestige badges. The value proposition looks strong though. Take equipment. It's hard not to be impressed by what Volvo's offering. The ES trim level gets alloy wheels, a roof spoiler, electronic climate control, the interior theatre lighting system, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob, audio controls on the steering wheel, Bluetooth, a five-inch colour display screen, an eight speaker stereo with USB and iPod inputs and a rather cool frameless rear view mirror. Safety kit includes dynamic stability control with torque vectoring, twin front, side, knee and curtain airbags, an airbag built into the bonnet to protect against pedestrian impact, an anti-whiplash prevention system and Volvo's City Safety function. City Safety keeps an eye on traffic in front using a laser sensor integrated into the top of the windscreen at the height of the rear-view mirror. In other words, if you want the safest car in the family hatch class, you're looking at it right here.
Cost of Ownership
While we applaud Volvo's decision to equip its entry level models so well, we do wonder whether the company has shot itself in the foot a little. After all, most of its rivals are past masters at what's known as the price walk-up. This is the process of choosing what equipment you'd like, only to find you need to buy the top model in order to get, say, climate controlled air con, stability control and a stereo that will interface with your iPod. So you end up forking out a couple of grand extra buying a bunch of other features that you didn't really want. A flock-lined spare wheel well. Joy. You see for most car makers the cheapest car in the line up has a very important job. It's so they can splash its price across their ads. Nobody in their right mind would buy the thing unless they got a kick out of their four year olds wrestling with manual window winders in the back seats and felt that their superhuman driving talent would react quicker than a stability control system. With the Volvo V40 it's different. You'd quite happily drive the base 'SE'-spec T3 petrol model we tried, which is why Volvo might have a tough time shifting the plusher models which is traditionally where the bigger profit margins reside. The T3 will return a combined figure of 51.4mpg with a CO2 return of 129g/km, even in auto form. Those were the sort of figures you'd have expected from a good diesel not so very long ago.
Floor mats, Rear wiper, DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control, Bluetooth hands free telephone kit, PAS, Easy fuel capless refuelling system, Information centre, Body colour door mirrors, Graphite aluminium trim...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||8.8|
|Engine Power - BHP||150|
|Engine Power - KW||110|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||5700|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||177|
|Engine Torque - MKG||24.5|
|Engine Torque - NM||240|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1600|
|Emissions - ICE|
|CO2 (g/km)||124 (g/km)|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 5|
|Fuel Consumption - ICE|
|EC Combined (mpg)||53.3|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||62.8|
|EC Urban (mpg)||41.5|
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This is one of the most popular methods to buy a new vehicle. You pay an initial deposit, then pay off the balance in monthly payments over an agreed period of time, when the payments are complete the car is yours.
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Personal contract hire is very similar to normal contract hire, but is exclusively for
private individuals. This
is one of the most common form of leasing.
With a personal contract hire agreement you take control of a car for a contractual period – usually referred to as the ‘lease period’. You will make fixed monthly payments for the duration of the contract – when the contract expires you will simply return the car and take out a new personal contract hire lease. PCH means you never have to worry about resale values of your car.
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