Inside, both cars get more storage with larger cup holders and an elongated armrest storage bin. Other changes include more dynamically styled instrument panels for the T5 and D5 models, Dynaudio speakers for the Premium Sound system, a new hard drive-based RTI road traffic information and satellite navigation system and a redesigned remote key fob with Auto Open and Auto Close for all side windows and sunroof.
The new Volvo S40 and V50 also benefit from an enhanced powertrain offer. The D5 diesel engine will be available with a six-speed manual transmission that accommodates the engine’s higher torque output of 400Nm compared to the 350Nm of the automatic gearbox. The manual version will be available later in the year and is fully compliant with anticipated stringent Euro V emission regulations. Finally, the turbo-charged T5 model enjoys a 10 hp increase, taking total output to a full 230bhp.