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Latest Volvo V40
28 Jan 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Volvo V40 - Final Report
I've charted the rise of the premium lower medium sector plenty of times during the previous six months with the Volvo, but I'm quite happy to be accu...
24 Jan 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Volvo V40 - 12th Report
It is the most recent all-new Volvo, and the V40 has set the benchmark for other models in the company's range.
22 Jan 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Volvo V40 - 11th Report
Rivals are always worth a passing mention, but they're quite pertinent in the V40's premium lower medium sector in particular, mainly because it's a n...
17 Jan 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Volvo V40 - 9th Report
In a recent conversation on an unrelated topic, risk management expert Nigel Grainger of Fleet Risk Consultants praised the Volvo's speed limit displa...
13 Jan 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Volvo V40 - 8th Report
Two reports ago, I complained that the V40's satnav only allowed five-digit postcode entry, as opposed to the full seven digits required for the UK.
02 Jan 14
Our Fleet Test Drive: Volvo V40 - 7th Report
One of my few complaints about the V40 is the fact that the satnav system only has five-digit postcode entry - not the full seven digits.
19 Dec 13
Our Fleet Test Drive: Volvo V40 - 6th Report
Even though it's supposedly my long-term test car, it's rare that I spend any more than a few days on the trot with the Volvo without interspersing it...
12 Dec 13
Our Fleet Test Drive: Volvo V40 - 5th Report
There are a couple of items that belie the Volvo V40's compact proportions, the first of which is the glovebox: it's massive and you can fit seemingly...
06 Dec 13
Our Fleet Test Drive: Volvo V40 - 4th Report
Not content with the fact that, at 94g/km, the V40 D2 has the lowest emissions of any current car in the premium lower medium sector, Volvo has upped ...
05 Dec 13
Our Fleet Test Drive: Volvo V40 - 3rd Report
With use, the Volvo V40's relatively small boot has become increasingly apparent.
04 Dec 13
Our Fleet Test Drive: Volvo V40 - 2nd Report
It's a small and unessential detail, but the V40's digital speedometer - a £350 option for what Volvo calls the TFT display, also coming with an illum...
26 Nov 13
OUR FLEET TEST DRIVE: Volvo V40 - First Drive
The premium lower medium sector has seen an explosion of activity in the past 12 months with a clutch of high-profile, key model overhauls - and the l...
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