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The Swedish based automaker Volvo has recently announced that the all-new V40 hatchback has entered production in Ghent.

The replacement for the C30 has already been launched in the United Kingdom not that long ago where the vehicle has a starting price of 19,745 GBP, but time has come for the company’s British division to announce its production debut in Ghent, Belgium.

“It is the most important car Volvo has launched in the past 20 years and much of its design, specification and technology have all been developed with the company motorist in mind. Fleets are now an integral part of our final development of a car before its launch to ensure prices, specification and positioning are all where they should be. The positive feedback from the industry is vital as our brand tries to improve its foothold in the corporate sector”, said the National Corporate Operations Manager from Volvo Car UK, Selwyn Cooper.

As a quick reminder, the all-new Volvo V40 has been officially presented to the public, in a world debut, at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, and the model is already available for order in the United Kingdom, where its price has been set at 22,816 euros. The Volvo V40 is coming in three trim levels, the ES, the SE and the SE Lux, with a choice of five engines, two petrol burners and three diesels. The entry-level ES version is available with the D2 engine, with the 148 BHP D3 or with the 148 BHP T3 petrol unit, coming with features like the ABS, DSTC, pedestrian airbag, electronic climate control, leather trimmed steering wheel and gear lever, five-inch color display, Bluetooth, City Safety and a set of 16-inch alloy wheels, all of these as standard. The SE version will add features like the multifunction steering wheel, keyless entry, electric mirrors, window trim, or cruise control.

  • memex

    guys! V40 is produced exclusively in Gent, Belgium. Volvo does not have a factory in UK. Where did you get that????!

    Read well the press release, otherwise…..someone will laugh.