Thor’s Hammer brought to the 2017 Volvo V40 as well image

The Swedish automaker has recently taken the wraps off its facelifted 2017 Volvo V40, the model scheduled to receive its worldwide public premiere during the Geneva Motor Show.

With the new model year introduction we also get some slight tweaks to the compact model – the model is the brand’s most popular in Europe and second-best selling around the world. Since it’s so successful, no wonder the stylistic changes just include a slight nip and tuck here and there – with the biggest modification being easily noticeable. Up front the models – both the regular V40 and the more rugged V40 Cross Country – have been now included in the latest roster of Volvo models thanks to the introduction of the Thor’s Hammer LED headlights that are common across the XC90, S90 and V90 series. Volvo even says UK buyers that will snatch the refreshed V40 will receive the LED headlights as a standard feature. Aside from the “superhero” reference, the compact also gets new front grille meshes with the latest take on the Volvo Iron Mark logo, and some new body hues: Amazon Blue, Denim Blue, Bursting Blue, Mussel Blue, and Luminous Sand.

Inside the cabin, the 2017 Volvo V40 is granted a new City Weave upholstery inspired by the Concept Estate. Other highlights include the new charcoal/blond steering wheel option, panel trims (Milled Aluminum, Black Grid Aluminum, Stealth Aluminum), and new tread plates for R-Design and Inscription models. For the first time the V40 gets a black headliner and the model also gains an upgraded key fob with Volvo’s new take on the logo. The 2017 MY compact also has a refreshed On Call smartphone app with numerous features, CleanZone technology and the turbodiesel four-cylinder 2.0-liter D2 engine mated to the manual gearbox has been refreshed to be more economical and emissions now stand at 89 g/km of CO2.