http://go.which.co.uk/JyeXyp The V40 veers away from Volvo's model name tradition - it's a hatchback rather than an estate - and it's the firm's first serious foray into medium hatchback territory for many years.
2012 Mercedes M-Class ML- Which? first drive review
http://go.which.co.uk/Mclassvideo The latest M-class arrives at a time when the luxury 4x4 market is overflowing with talent. It cuts a dash with its assertive styling and strong safety kit. Lets see if it's a match for those talented luxury rivals?
New Audi A3 2012 - Which? First Drive Review
The new Audi A3 may not look very different from the old one but it comes with a whole host of new technology inside and Audi say it's more efficient. But what's it like to drive?
New 2013 Seat Leon - Which? first drive
http://whi.ch/seatleon2013 The new 2013 Seat Leon has a tough brief: taking on the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf in the medium car class. Following the 2013 Golf and Audi A3, the Leon is the latest car to use Volkswagen Group's new MQB platform. So it's essentially a Golf underneath, with the same engines, gearboxes, suspension, brakes and many other components. Can it beat its sister VW at its own game? Which? was on the launch in Spain to find out.
Subaru XV - Which? first drive
http://go.which.co.uk/subaruxvvideo The Subaru XV is a compact crossover based on the Impreza, aiming to take on heavyweights like the Nissan Qashqai and Ford Kuga. Click the link to read the full review and see if it can compete
New Volvo V40 2012 - Active TFT Display at instrument cluster
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This video (made by Volvo) shows how the new customizable Active TFT crystal display in the instrument cluster of the new 2012 Volvo V40 works. The dash and interior of the new Volvo V40 are really nice and points out the "Design around you"-concept perfectly. It's very easy to customize the instrument cluster to the color you want and it's a very cool feature in my opinion. The 3 standard modes (or better said: themes) are: Elegance (brownish), Eco (blue/green) and Performance (red). Note: the customizable Active TFT display is an option for a Volvo V40 and doesn't become as a standard so you'll have to buy it as an accessory. On the more luxurious models it's already installed. The new Volvo V40 is for sale at the local dealer since August 2012 and has already Modelyear 2013.
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Volvo V40 review
We drove the new Volvo V40 D4; a 2-litre 5-cylinder with 177 hp and 400 Nm torque.
Mercedes A-klasse vs. Volvo V40 - Bilsektionen.dk
Skal du vælge den nye Mercedes A-klasse eller Volvo V40? Tysk sport mod skandinavisk stil og komfort..
Der er stor forskel på de to modeller, og du kan her høre om fordelene ved Mercedes A-klasse frem for Volvo 40.
Læs duellen på Bilsektionen.dk her: http://www.bilsektionen.dk/duel-mercedes-a-klasse-vs-volvo-v40/
Volvo V40 vs. Ford Focus
De Volvo V40 is een spraakmakende nieuwkomer. Hoe doet hij het tegen de Ford Focus, die de laatste anderhalf jaar elke test in AutoWeek waarin hij meedeed, won? We zetten een T3 tegen een even sterke 1.6 EcoBoost. Dezelfde motor in totaal andere verpakkingen.
2013 Volvo V40 UK review - What Car?
The Volvo V40 is smart inside, and comes with a good level of standard kit. It suffers in a few other key areas though, but is that enough to stop it challenging the best in the class?
Here, What Car? puts it through its paces. Click here for the full road test: http://bit.ly/P8GQou
Volvo v40 2013 inside
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KIA CEE'D SW 1.6CRDi L kombi http://youtu.be/RnwO_2F-Mpc
Hyundai i30 II 2012kombi http://youtu.be/2mzIprc_J44
ToyotaCorolla1.4D4D-23C Coldstart http://youtu.be/65kHwUBxPcU
After accident BMW Gdańsk http://youtu.be/J1ex3DB_HAc
Mercedes A 180 2013 http://youtu.be/JfzxhQXfDy4
Volvo v40 T3 150KM 2013 http://youtu.be/X8RNY_u8W5s
Opel Mokka 1.4 turbo 140KM 4x4 http://youtu.be/-nwz2-ej2KQ
Kia Ceed II 1,6 GDI L 2013 http://youtu.be/fX26MesoGL4
Fiat 500L 2013 inside http://youtu.be/Yj7P6of61Wk
Renault Clio 2013 Dynamique http://youtu.be/pjSC3EjhIS
Hyundai i30 Wagon II 2012 kombi http://youtu.be/35TuXlQLd0M
Toyota GT86 2013 http://youtu.be/A2Hz3WJ_1J8
Hyundai i30 II 2012-White http://youtu.be/qt8rp8McqvA
Volkswagen Polo TSI 2013 http://youtu.be/sSiTRBrGOfs
Kia Rio III sedan 2012/2013 http://youtu.be/D-vIPlgcJ5c
Kia Sportage 1.6GDI 2013 http://youtu.be/bxac5ZLFZKE
Honda Civic 5D 2012 Hatchback http://youtu.be/llINzLR21NY
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Lancia Thema 3.0 EXECUTIVE 2012 http://youtu.be/qhY0Hn5RPnU
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Toyota Verso 2012/2013 http://youtu.be/4YilbdmChho
Volkswagen Golf VI CityLine 2012 http://youtu.be/-MZo9610uk8
Volkswagen NewBeetle 2012 http://youtu.be/WJiZGCPnx48
Toyota Auris 2012 Sprint http://youtu.be/MJ_2H--u2nU
Kia Optima L 165KM 6AT 2013 http://youtu.be/_-HKo89H730
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Volvo V40 long-term test
The Volvo V40 is at the beginning of its time on the What Car? fleet. Production editor Euan Doig talks us through his new car and points out a few things that he is going to be testing over the upcoming year.
Read the full V40 review: http://bit.ly/P8GQou
Golf VII vs Volvo V40
Knallen in de compacte middenklasse! Volkswagen introduceert de zevende generatie van bestseller Golf, maar de concurrentie is heftiger dan ooit. Neem de Volvo V40, die tot nu toe zeer hoge ogen gooit. Kan-ie ook indruk maken tegenover de Golf VII?
2013 The all new Volvo V40 - Pedestrian Airbag Technology
Volvo Car Corporation's pedestrian airbag: here's how it works
Seven sensors, advanced technology and an airbag that deploys at lightning speed in the windscreen area. These are some of the main elements of Pedestrian Airbag Technology - the system that makes Volvo Car Corporation with its all-new V40 the first manufacturer with a pedestrian airbag.
In China 25 percent of traffic fatalities are pedestrians. In Europe the figure is 14 percent and in the USA 12 percent. Far larger numbers of pedestrians are injured. The most serious head injuries involving pedestrians and cars are caused by the hard structure under the bonnet panel, the windscreen's lower edge and the A-pillars.
These were some of the considerations when Volvo Car Corporation started development of its Pedestrian Airbag Technology. The system was a world breakthrough when the all-new Volvo V40 was launched in Geneva earlier this year.
"We are proud to be able to offer a car with an airbag for pedestrians. The purpose of the airbag is to help protect pedestrians in certain situations when they impact the bonnet and the area around the windscreen wiper recess and A-pillar, where there may be a risk of serious head injuries," says Thomas Broberg, Senior Technical Advisor Safety, Volvo Car Corporation.
Seven sensors embedded in the front of the car transmit signals to a control unit. When the car comes into contact with an object, the signals change. The control unit evaluates the signals and if it registers what it interprets as a human leg the pedestrian airbag is deployed.
Raises the bonnet by ten centimetres
The bonnet hinges are each equipped with pyrotechnical release mechanisms which, when the system is activated, pull out a pin and release the rear of the bonnet panel. At the same time, the airbag is activated and starts filling with gas. During the inflation sequence the airbag raises the bonnet. It is lifted ten centimetres and stays in the raised position.
The added gap between the bonnet and the hard components in the engine compartment gives space for the bonnet to deform, creating a dampening effect when it is hit by a pedestrian.
"The airbag has two functions. Firstly, it raises the bonnet to create distance, and secondly it cushions the impact around the hard parts of the area near the windscreen," explains Thomas Broberg.
In its inflated position, the airbag covers the entire windscreen wiper recess, about one-third of the windscreen and the lower part of the A-pillars. The entire sequence from activation of the system to full inflation takes a few hundredths of a second.
Tests with human-like dummy legs
The system is active at speeds between 20 and 50 km/h. 75 percent of all accidents involving pedestrians take place at up to 40 km/h.
"We developed the technology using computer simulations and human-like leg and head forms. The tests were carried out in a wide variety of configurations," relates Thomas Broberg.
The airbag itself consists of a sack and a gas hybrid generator. Upon activation, the sack is filled with gas within a few milliseconds.
Two years ago, 2010, Volvo Car Corporation launched Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake. The system can avoid a collision with a pedestrian at speeds of up to 35 km/h if the driver does not respond in time. At higher speeds the focus is on reducing the car's speed as much as possible before the collision.