2017 Volvo V40 Cross Country Review

The newest 2017 Volvo V40 Cross Country gets a new face as it comes with many improvements that come on the interior, wheels and color options and updated technology as well. The model will be showcased this year at the Geneva Auto Show and the announcement came via several teaser images which were released by Volvo in order to prepare us for the actual thing.

The Cross Country is a young brand as it was introduced in 2013 alongside the base V40 version. It is still a five-passenger hatchback vehicle but one which adds greater versatility as it has a higher ground clearance that the entry level V40, an AWD system and dark body cladding. The model is a softrader and is aimed to help you through some very bad weather conditions as it can go through ice and show, rather than being able to tackle terrain with deep mud and rocks.

The 2017 update to the V40 Cross Country plans to make an already good and popular car an even better one. It is the top selling Volvo vehicle in Europe and the second best Volvo globally and they aim to keep it that way and even go beyond with the release of the new updated version.

There are still no information about the official US release date but after the showcasing in Geneva there may get to talk about it a bit. Our best guess is that it will happen possibly next year. The opportunity of having this attractive vehicle in the US market is a welcoming one and will sure make the fans happy. Read all about the Volvo V40 Cross Country 2017 in this review.

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2017 Volvo V40 Cross Country side

2017 Volvo V40 Cross Country Exterior

The majority of the updates made to the 2017 Volvo V40 Cross Country is seen on its exterior. The new model gets a new sporty grille which adds a center mesh and a Volvo logo placed on it. The headlights come with the trademark “Thor’s Hammer” LED headlight accents which is something that makes it a distinguishable Volvo car. The V40 carries over the faux front skid plates down below and the satin chrome trim extends far wider than it used to be before.

A wonderful new addition is the fact that the model is going to come with no less than eight wheel choices which are going to be available across the entire V40 lineup and including the R-Design and Cross Country respectively. The exterior is also graced with five new color variants that add Amazon Blue and Denim Blue, as the new ones to go along the  Bursting Blue, Mussel Blue and Luminous Sand, which are the old colors.

2017 Volvo V40 Cross Country back side

Interior Changes

The interior of the 2017 Volvo V40 Cross Country was mostly inspired by the Volvo Concept Estate project car. It adds City Weave upholstery and Charcoal/Blond steering wheel color options. There are also several panel trim options offered on the inside, for instance Black Grid Aluminum, Milled Aluminum and Stealth Aluminum. The accents in the doors combine by adding contrasting stitching while a black headliner is now optional.

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These are actually the changes that are going to make the difference compared to the previous car as everything else is mostly carried over. This does not have to be a bad thing as the car has been widely considered a roomy and comfortable car, as long as you do not exceed over 4 passengers. Something that the buyers will certainly like is the Volvo On Call smartphone app. Using it you can access the vehicle’s in-car features and remote control them. It also expands with an access to Microsoft Band 2, Apple Watch and Android Wear devices.

2017 Volvo V40 Cross Country interior

Engine Specs and Performance of 2017 Volvo V40 Cross Country

The newest 2017 Volvo V40 Cross Country is going to come with several engine options to chose from, which include the T5 gasoline engine and the D4 turbodiesel options.  T5 engine is a 1.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder which is going to make  245 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque you can combine it with either an eight-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. You can also equip your car with a Volvo’s D4 four-cylinder turbodiesel  engine option that is supposed to make 190 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

In some parts around the globe the model can also come with several other engine options, which  include the 1.6-liter GTDi four-cylinder engine, making 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, the 2.0-liter five-cylinder gasoline engine that goes up to 180 horses and 221 pound-feet of torque.

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2017 Volvo V40 Cross Country grille

2017 Volvo V40 Cross Country Release date and price

The 2017 Volvo V40 Cross Country is going to be available in the European market in the later part of the year shortly after the showcasing in Geneva, when the first and real glimpse of the model is going to be seen. A possible US release has not been confirmed, but it if happens the release date is going to between the middle part and the alter part of 2017. Unfortunately the price ratings have still not been announced but will be shown after the Geneva Auto Show.

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