The debut of model of S40 took place in September, 1995. Initially this Volvo was named as S4/V4, but since on Swedes went to the law for the use of stranger abbreviations (sporting modifications of firm Audi were so designated); a model was quickly renamed in S40. In new denotation of models a letter specifies on the type of basket: S is sedan, V is a pickup and with is a compartment or cabriolet, and numbers meant a model number. The novelty of S40 fully differs from the predecessors, both on a design and on a device.
In 2007 a company Volvo presented renewed S40. Bringing a look over of all line became the basic task of this facelift in accordance with new corporate style, the model of Volvo S80 ruled roast that.
A design is worked out for people with young at heart, percipient new. The elements of classic design of Volvo in combination with new lines create feeling of belonging of car to the new generation. A sporting, smart look by sight repeats appearance of large models of S80 and V70. The renewed machines outwardly it easily to identify on the changed bumpers, grate of radiator with a large logotype, union coupling of the exhaust system and head optics. Behind a car got the modified apron. Back lanterns now use LED- to the technician.
Except a becoming cool design a car got the original finishing of interior and added in power. The vanguard interior of salon is executed in style of high-tech. A salon got the new upholstering of seats in the color of Â«Spring GreenÂ». Middle cantilever and in-salon finishing of doors it is executed fully again. But now in the cabin is more spacious. The dear audio system Â«Premium SoundÂ» loses now MP3-and WMA files and differs in the magnificent spatial sounding.
The palette of motors following: petrol motor 1,6 L., by power 100 L. with, 1,8 L. with 125 hp, petrol engine, by volume of 2 L. with 145 hp and 2 motors, by the swept volume a 2,4 L. from 140 and 170 hp. In addition, Volvo offers a four- cylinder engine a 1,8 L., running on 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. The top variant of engine of T5 got the increase of power - about 10 hp. and gives out now 230 hp. Side by side with this 3 diesels are offered: 1,6 L. with 109 L. with; 2 L. with 136 hp and strongest diesel - this D5 with 180 hp.
Car Volvo S40 serially equipped by the new systems of safety. In critical situations the system EBL (Emergency Brake Light) enters into an action: if a driver brakes strongly, back stop-lights catch fire brighter and more intensive, than usually. Bi-xenon adaptive headlights were offered optional.
The production of model came to an end in 2012; on changing hatchback Volvo V40 come her.