Without delving into sheet metal changes, the V40 and SUV-styled V40 Cross Country adopt the ‘Thor’s Hammer’ running light signature first seen on the XC90, as well as new grille inserts featuring Volvo’s revised Iron Mark badge.
Rear styling remains unchanged, however new alloy wheel designs help keep the V40 looking fresh.
Interior trims have been tweaked slightly, with a black headliner now available, City Weave trim, inspired by the Volvo Concept Estate also joins the range, as does a new Charcoal and Blond steering wheel.
Model lines will be renamed in line with the nomenclature introduced by the 90 series cars including Momentum, Inscription, and R-Design trim levels, but powertrains remain unchanged, meaning 84kW and 140kW diesels and 132kW and 180kW petrol powerplants for Australia.
The updated V40 range also arrives in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 480 ES, Volvo’s first transverse engined front wheel drive car, a compact three door hatch that paid tribute to the 1800 ES while paving the way for modern FWD Volvos.
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