September 10, 2003
2003 Frankfurt Auto Show
New Volvo S40 makes world debut
Frankfurt, Germany – Volvo’s entry-level premium sedan, the Volvo S40, was unveiled in Frankfurt on Tuesday. It replaces the current S40, which was launched in Europe in 1995 and introduced in Canada in 2000. The new S40 combines a new exterior and interior design, class-leading safety, all-wheel drive and powertrains that include a new generation of compact, 5-cylinder engines.
Volvo Canada will offer two versions of the new engine family. The
standard engine is a 2.4-litre, normally aspirated version of the engine
mated to either a new-generation, 5-speed manual transmission or an
optional 5-speed automatic with Geartronic sequential shifting.
A turbocharged 2.5-litre engine in the high-performance Volvo S40 T5
will pump out 218 horsepower and will be offered with either a 6-speed
manual transmission developed for the S60 R and V70 R or a 5-speed
automatic with Geartronic sequential shifting.