It looks like Volvo will be asking around £2500 more for the V40 Cross Country than the regular V40 hatch.
Both the Volvo V40 Cross Country and R-Design look great and offer much, but we’ve been busy guessing so far on how much extra extra they will cost when they go on sale. But now we know. Or at least we know what Volvo are charging in Sweden.
The Volvo V40 Cross Country D2 (94g/km version) gets a list price in Sweden of £24,000, an increase of £2800 on the normal V40 D2. Take in to account the fact that Swedish prices are about 10 per cent more than in the UK and it looks likely the V40 Cross Country – certainly at the entry level – will cost around £2500 more than the V40.
The V40 Cross Country is going to get a 4WD option, but that the 4WD option will only be available in T5 spec – with the T5 engine now being confirmed for the V40, but only in FWD on the V40 hatch – which does seem a bit daft. Why not a 4WD option for the 177bhp D4 too? Surely that would make sense?
Still, the V40 Cross Country looks a decent option, and even at £22k for the entry-level V40 Cross Country D2 it undercuts what is probably the closest competition – the BMW X1.
And if your Swedish is good enough you can even go and build your new V40 Cross Country on the V40 Cross Country Configurator on Volvo’s Swedish website.