Volvo’s V40 Cross Country will soon be made available with the Swedish manufacturer’s new T5 Drive-E engine and all-wheel drive.
This new engine has 180kW and 350Nm on tap and is mated to a new eight-speed automatic gearbox.
This upgrade also includes a number of other enhancements like new 19-inch Damara alloy wheels and an updated infotainment system with navigation.
These bigger wheels and the all-wheel drive system should make the V40 Cross Country a capable soft roader.
“Volvo Cars is continuing to evolve the V40 Cross Country with this powertrain upgrade. The combination of the Drive-E T5 engine with AWD will give adventurous customers the power to explore, and all the control they need to be confident in all road conditions,” says Dr. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Cars.
The Volvo V40 Cross Country T5 AWD Drive-E is expected to arrive in SA early next year. Full specification and pricing details will be confirmed closer to the time.