The African car market has just met with Volvo’s newest entry level model – the Volvo S40 2.0. According to Volvo Cars, this new vehicle has been precisely created to appeal to young people in the market who are looking for the right type of vehicle they can own.
At just R215,000 on the African continent, it will definitely be a good buy for most young buyers. And this price has actually earned the Volvo S40 2.0 model considerable recognition from the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists last year, 2005. And value for money proved to be a big factor for the organization that it awarded Car of the Year award for that year to the Volvo S40 2.0. .
Volvo’s latest model to enter the African car market has undergone changes to make it more attractive to the market. While it doesn’t come with a Volvo V90 parts package that would also make a great replacement for this vehicle’s parts, the features of this vehicle are quite extraordinary. The Volvo S40 2.0 offers standard equipment such as a rain sensor, fog lamps, an electronic climate control system and a travel computer. Those looking for on-the-go entertainment will surely enjoy the standard Performance sound system. You can also find a steering wheel decorated with control buttons for various functions. The rearview mirror that has the auto-dim feature is now made wider.
And with Volvo known so much for its vehicles that are so inclined to provide the right type and the right amount of safety for passengers and owners, the Volvo S40 2.0 has the Whiplash Protection System, or WHIPS. It also offers several full-length curtain airbags which have been specially designed to protect car occupants from side impacts.