New Volvo V40 Cross Country crossover, wagon or hatchback?

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Volvo has unveiled its new V40 Cross Country crossover for the market. Fans of Volvo can rejoice in the new people mover. It has been 15 years since the introduction of the V70 Cross Country to the market, and the company introduced the all-new Volvo V40 Cross Country that is a blend of ruggedness capability while maintaining the luxury side.

May be gone are the days of the old Volvo box wagon. The new V40 Cross Country crossover is a cross between a wagon and hatchback styles. It combines agile driving dynamics and a comfortable interior while still an abundant of safety technologies. So, what is it? Crossover, wagon or hatchback? We chose the first.

“The new V40 Cross Country is built on the heritage that started with the V70 Cross Country back in 1997. It is designed for those who want a sense of adventure in their everyday life,” says Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Corporation.

The V40 Cross Country is the third variant of the V40. It has a more rugged style than the standard V40, which features sleek silver roof rails, 19-inch alloy wheels, contrasting front bumper, honeycomb mesh grille and upright day-running lights, contrasting sills, and contrasting rear bumper with integrated skid plate.

For power, the V40 Cross Country uses a variety of engines to suite your needs. Starting with the 2.0-litre D4  five-cylinder turbo-diesel, it produces about 177 hp and 294 lb-ft of torque across a wide rpm range. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are 64 mpg (117 g/km) with a manual gearbox and 54 mpg (137 g/km) with the automatic (EU Combined).

Another diesel engine is the 2.5-litre T5 five-cylinder, which produces about 254 hp and 294 lb-ft of torque, including 30 lb-ft of over-boost delivered during acceleration. It comes with an automatic transmission and with an acceleration from 0-60 mph in just 6.0 seconds. Fuel consumption is 34 mpg combined in EU cycle.

There is also a 1.6-litre GTDi gasoline engine with 180 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque, including 22 lb-ft of torque of over-boost. Fuel consumption is 51 mpg combined in European cycle, and CO2 emissions of 129 g/km.

The V40 Cross Country crossover is expected to be available in Europe, UK, and China later this year. Too bad, just not in the U.S. yet.