Published on August 15th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Volvo V40 Comes With An Engaging Cabin
The cabin design priorities were to give, “a large car feel inside a small car”. The dash is wide – accentuating the big car feel – while a new high-tech TFT (thin film transistor) instrument digital display is available. Three different instrument displays can be selected, including an “eco” setting to help you drive more economically and a “performance” mode to better suit more spirited driving. There is also a more classical “elegance” mode.
TFT instrumentation is available as an option on all models in the Volvo V40 range. The seats are new and continue Volvo’s fine reputation for occupant comfort. The rear seat is prominently sculpted to offer maximum support for two and sees them positioned slightly more inboard than is the norm, improving comfort and forward visibility.
Nonetheless there is room for three in the rear, and a trio of three-point seat belts (a Volvo invention, of course) in the back seat. Another unusual and stylish design touch is the rimless rear view mirror – further proof of the Volvo V40’s design focus and crisp, uncluttered detailing.