Joining the Volvo S90 & V90 duo in Geneva is a subtle facelift for the V40 compact five-door hatchback.

Joining the Volvo S90 & V90 duo in Geneva is a subtle facelift for the V40 compact five-door hatchback.

The all-new V90 midsize estate is without any doubt the star of Volvo’s display in Geneva, but the V40 is also there to show off its Thor’s Hammer LED headlights which will be standard in the UK. The 2017 model year also brings a slightly redesigned front grille mesh with the firm’s updated Iron Mark logo. In addition, there are eight fresh alloy wheel designs across the V40, V40 Cross Country, and V40 R-Design models.

Volvo is extending the body color palette by the addition of five new hues: Amazon Blue, Denim Blue, Bursting Blue, Mussel Blue, and Luminous Sand. On the inside there is now a new City Weave upholstery option inspired by the Concept Estate, new Charcoal/Blond steering wheel, and trim-colored door inserts with contrast stitching.

The 2017 Volvo V40 will be available with new interior trim panels like Black Grid Aluminum, Milled Aluminum, and Stealth Aluminum while the R-Design and Inscription versions are getting new tread plates. At an additional cost, buyers will be able to opt for a black headliner which makes its debut on the V40.

Volvo’s proprietary CleanZone technology will be available and is going to filter the air to remove harmful pollutants before these enter the cabin. Rounding off the updates on the inside is the latest version of the Volvo On Call technology and a modified key fob with the company’s most recent logo design.

The engine lineup is being carried over from the pre-facelift V40, but the turbodiesel four-cylinder 2.0-liter D2 engine now has fewer emissions of only 89 g/km when linked to the manual gearbox.

Volvo will open the order books in May and is going to kick off deliveries in June. You can check it out live in Geneva alongside the S90, V90, and the XC90 Excellence.

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