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Friday, February 03, 2006 

Volvo V40: Holding Up to Volvo Values

Author: Kevin Anderson
This brand name and automobile manufacturer's name means "I
roll" in Latin, and yes, it refers to Volvo. Volvo has been in
the automotive industry for over seventy five years already and
each and every design of Volvo vehicles has been guided by the
company's concern for the well-being of people, as well as their
safety. And through the years, this commitment to safety and
well-being has grown and developed into Volvo's three core
values which are safety, quality, and environmental care. With
these Volvo core values intact and certainly made clear, Volvo
approaches product development, design, and vehicle production
with these core values in mind. This assures and guarantees
owners of Volvo vehicles that the vehicle would be worth their
while as well as they could be considered to be money worth

One of the vehicles bearing the Volvo name, as well as the three
Volvo core values, is the Volvo V40 which has been considered
and measured to be the one of the safest wagons in its own
class. This is all due to the included safety features for this
vehicle that comprises of the Whiplash Protection Seating System
(which is also known as WHIPS), the Side Impact Protection
System (also dubbed as SIPS), and the Inflatable Curtains. These
safety features have all become standard and not given as an
option. Also, the other features that have been included for the
Volvo V40 are ABS brakes, traction control, and dual-stage

The Volvo V40 holds
two engine options which are the 1.8 liter and the 2.0 liter
DOHC engine which has four cylinder motors. The Volvo V40 has a
fuel consumption of around 9.3 liter per 100 kilometers during
city driving and an averaged 6.0 liters per 100 kilometers for
driving in the highway.

The last year for the Volvo V40 series was 2004. This had two
trim levels which included the S40 sedan and the V40 wagon. Each
of these is an entry-level model. The interior for the Volvo V40
sports a long roof and it definitely does not look like or feel
like a traditional wagon. Also, space is something that the
Volvo V40 has given quite grandly for the interior of this
vehicle has great space. The cabin can take up a maximum
passenger capacity of five people. Reviews have it that the
interior of the Volvo V40 is both secure and comfortable. All of
the trim levels made available feature the much coveted air
conditioning, an automatic climate control, heated power
mirrors, power windows, power door locks, a remote keyless entry
system, and an AM/FM/CD player.

Listening to the market and responding to consumers' demands is
what Volvo has been doing for years. Similarly, Volvo Parts and Car Parts goes into every detail so
as to ensure that its Volvo auto parts are at its best when it
reaches the customers.

About the author:
As a former news correspondents for an auto-related websites,
Kevin has gathered extensive knowledge and experience in the
automotive industry. This 34 year old father of three from
Pennsylvania is a genuine car lover