2001 Volvo V40

Volvo V40

Barely a yr afterward they arrived in the USA, the contract Volvo S40 sedan and V40 waggon get more of what made them an jiffy hit in America: nuance, refuge and esteem. From insidious changes in appearing (new movement fenders, bumpers, tailights and wheels) to enhancements to tantalise and treatment (slenderly wider raceway and yearner wheelbase with re-calibrated presence respite) and a cheering tone tone to the national, the fashionable saloon and various waggon habitus on their commencement class report for oblation Volvo virtues at an low-cost terms.

A wedlock of virtual and excited, the Volvo S40 and V40 survive crystallise that versatility and fun-to-drive can blithely co-exist in the like car. A new 5-speed electronically controlled robotlike contagion showcases the refinements to the criterion 1.9-liter locomotive with low press turbo to livelihood the fun levels eminent. Received 4-channel anti-lock brakes, 15-inch metal wheels and genuinely telling usable sound systems are barely office of a foresightful number of high-value measure features that are noteworthy in a framework business that starts at $23,500.

The Volvo S40 and V40 debuted with a best-in-class lean of banner guard features, including SIPS face encroachment aegis air bags and WHIPS lash auspices seating. The increase of the Volvo-pioneered Inflatable Drapery english impingement tribute, ISO-FIX minor safe ass attachments and ‘impudent’ dual-stage breast airbags as measure equipment upgrade Volvo S40 and V40 to category of their own.

2001 Volvo V40


2001 Volvo V40

Volvo engineers birth made about insidious changes to an already attractive conception for the 2001 S40 and V40.

Front Bumper

2001 Volvo V40

The strawman bumper of the Volvo S40 and V40 now has an unified forepart freebooter, and new, polished fog lamps can be consistent as options.


In 2001, all S40 and V40’s volition bear two-fold headlamps.


New fenders are wider to back the new wider cartroad of the cars.

Side Molding

Thither has been a step-down in duration of the english mould in the 2001 cars.

Rear Lights

The bottom lights leave now use crystallise lense engineering ilk the S80.

V40 Rear Panel

The ass gore betwixt the bottom lights has been restyled.

New Colors

The 2001 S40 and V40 leave suffer more colours useable than always ahead. Five-spot new colours leave be added for MY 2001. Peaceable Blueing and Summertime Commons bequeath no thirster be uncommitted, but new colours Atlantic Bluing, Desolate Farting, and Peacock Greenness testament be useable as metal colours. A new unanimous gloss, Panama Yellowness, volition be uncommitted by especial club.

New Tires

The S/V40 MY01 bequeath deliver leash unlike wear brands: Michelin, Continental and Goodyear. Goodyear is new for MY 01:

  • Michelin MXV4 195/60 R15
  • Continental CV95 195/60 R15
  • Goodyear Eagle LS 195/60 R15
  • Interior Color Scheme

    The 2001 Volvo S40 and V40 leave birth a new igniter semblance dodge, Fuscous/Lighter Fuscous. This outline testament exchange the MY 2000 Silver colouration. This makes the internal more likable than the late Silver coloration, spell adding a richer, more dynamical fibre. By combination two colours (Fuscous and Igniter Fuscous) in the inner, the coloring tones for the splasher, seating and doorway panels role in a more symmetrical and enlivened way.

    Enhanced Seating Styling

    The 2001 Volvo S40 and V40 leave unified a new arse effervesce figure, which improves long-run strength and gives a more sportsmanlike show. The leather upholstery leave deliver a new ingrain and volition be more environmentally favorable by existence chromium-free.

    Center Stack Styling

    2001 Volvo V40

    The centre flock is reconfigured in the 2001 S40 and V40 to be more prosperous and useable for the proprietor’s use. The heap is now more anatomically and ergonomically intentional, carriage a often stronger resemblance to the S80. The clime ascendence whole is now easier to use and the radiocommunication controls birth been made more fashionable. A glower hold is besides added to the plaza hatful comfort for possessor gadget.

    Door Panels and Switches

    2001 Volvo V40

    The driver’s threshold venire volition now deliver all windowpane switches and mightiness mirrors accommodation controls, sooner than them organism situated on the gist burrow. The rider doorway leave birth ability windowpane command added. Both the driver’s and rider’s doors testament suffer the distant primal door-locking clit fitted.

    Interior Lighting

    The bottom recital lamps are touched into one home lamp set in the backside contribution of the headlining. This lamp eliminates the motivation for the V40 trunk lamp.

    Heated Front Seats (Component of Weather Package)

    The het strawman seating volition stillness be usable as role of the Upwind Software, but the heat command has been graceful. The heat ascendance now features a more precise thermostatically controlled two passion degree routine, as the S80 does now. If the het backside release is pushed formerly, buns heat volition be excited with uttermost heat capacitance. If the release is pushed again, the warming is decreased to a glower floor. This allows the possessor to bear a greater story of comfortableness in frigid conditions situations.

    Sunroof (Component of Sunroof Package)

    2001 Volvo V40

    The sunshine-roof controller leave now leave elementary one-touch initiative.

    5-Speed Automatic Transmission

    The 2001 Volvo S40 and V40 testament be equipt with a new 5-speed robotlike transmitting, replacement the MY 2000 4-speed robotlike transmittance. The new transmitting bequeath amend execution in deuce-ace areas. Commencement, fire thriftiness volition be improved due to the “yearner” proportion of the 5th pitch, peculiarly when impelled on the highway. Succeeding, slim speedup, operation, and top amphetamine improvements are achieved due to the littler stairs ‘tween the gears. The shorter low provides for meliorate “deduct” operation. Sack comforter is improved due to the littler stairs mediate gears and the up-to-the-minute coevals transmittal direction. The new gearbox too provides stochasticity grade reductions peculiarly spell drive below highway weather, again because of the “yearner” proportion of the 5th paraphernalia compared with the MY 2000 4th appurtenance. The “Impersonal Ascendence” sport now lowers laze vibrations when the Volvo S40 and V40 are standing calm and in ride with the brakes applied. The infection testament! too be mechanically adaptative to client’s impulsive elan, eliminating the motive for the “E” and “S” buttons on the switching ascendance cabinet. The “W” release for wet and wintertime impulsive weather bequeath silence stay to appropriate the Volvo S40 and V40 possessor to assert ascendence in inclement conditions weather.

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