The attachments to the longitudinal members of the body are designed in the form of 'crash boxes', which absorb the forces generated by a low-speed collision without damage to the rest of the body structure. The front passenger seat comes standard with a fold-flat backrest. The side airbags are larger than in the previous S40 model to provide more effective protection at the hips and chest. Examples: 85 percent by weight of the materials in the car can be recycled; plastic components are marked to facilitate recycling; recycled felt and wood-fiber materials are used in certain interior trim components. The certification ensures that textiles and leather are hypoallergenic and free from hazardous substances.
When deformed, the steering column moves horizontally, to provide optimal airbag positioning. As expected, the 2008 version of the S40 comes with the latest safety technologies designed by Volvo and, even if the previous S40 models have been praised for their safety, the Swedish company attempted to get even more in this domain. No child seats should be used in the front passenger seat of a vehicle equipped with a front passenger airbag. Other driving practices you should start avoiding are accelerating too fast or too slow, shifting improperly, ignoring warning lights, driving aggressively, and speeding on the freeway. PremAir® is a system that uses a catalytic coating on the radiator.
In the event of a severe impact from the rear, the seat backrest and head restraint accompany the movements of the seat occupant's body. In 2000 Volvo updated the model, adding a number of upgraded S40 parts. Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. The experience gained from the advanced formed the basis for the new S40 sport sedan. A typical model has about 200 to 400 samples for each model year.
Another thing that you'll love about the S40 is that it's really not difficult to keep it in good shape. They are asked to identify problems that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime. Lower fuel consumption and lower emission levels The new petrol engines are a further development of Volvo's low-friction engines. At the same time it creates additional space for a long passenger cabin and generous rear-seat legroom. The plastic material's minimal heat conducting ability leads to cooler inlet air and thus more efficient combustion. Ignoring the early warning signs will just make the damage worse and more expensive and difficult to repair.
The transversely mounted 5-cylinder engines offer improved packaging efficiency and more power in the T5 model. The bonnet is short and there is a pronounced cab-forward profile. In a real collision the engine may be shunted reward 5. Volvo recommends that all children under the age of 12 be properly restrained in the rear seats at all times. Built in Belgium The all-new Volvo S40 will be built at the Volvo Cars factory in Ghent, Belgium.
The chassis has been developed in parallel with the new engines so as to provide driving properties on a par with those of Volvo's other sedan models. They are designed to withstand high loads from items such as unsecured luggage. This convex curvature reinforces the athletic appearance and enhances the cabin's width. It is further described in a separate press release. This helps reduce the risk of head injuries.
Volvo patrons were captured by its sleeker and curvier contour, which made the driving experience more enjoyable. This torsional rigidity contributes to stable, predictable and consistent handling on the road. When it comes to the new Volvo S40, we had particularly high ambitions when the project got under way. Aside from the new P1 platform, the second generation S40 models received the latest five-cylinder engines developed by Volvo and a top-of-the-line transmission system from Getrag. Because of your busy schedule, you sometimes don't have enough time to go through the pages of your owner's manual just to check what maintenance routine you should perform after your Volvo got certain miles on it.
In 2000, the Swedish carmaker Volvo rolled out a facelift for the S40 model, a facelift which was mainly based on technical improvements. Also list down the necessary maintenance jobs once your ride have reached certain miles or years, such as every 12,000 miles or 12 months, every 18,000 miles, and so on. As with all Volvo cars, the all-new Volvo S40 is designed for a high recycling rate. The impression is of being safely ensconced in a cocoon. The all-new Volvo S40 is designed to express power and performance! On each side they form an extremely rigid three-way attachment, which helps to preserve the passenger compartment. Model Year Comparison Worst Model Year 2005 Worst Category We don't have a lot of complaints on file for the Volvo S40 — feel free to. The new S40 was nominated for World Car of the Year and won Car of the Year awards in South Africa and Canada.
In cars for the North American market the collapse function adapts to the use of the seat belt. The wider track and longer wheelbase, compared to the current Volvo S40 model, also contribute to the car's stable behavior on the road. In 2010, the S40 units for the 2011 model year received a revitalized engine range. In a collision, the preconditions for efficient deformation are critical. The cabin can be rearranged in the same flexible manner as in the other Volvo models.