Volvo has announced a series of updates to the 2014 V40 and V40 Cross Country.

First and foremost, the models can be equipped with a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 120 HP (88 kW) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the V40 to average 5.3 L/100 km (44.3 mpg US / 53.3 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 124 g/km when equipped with a manual transmission.

Speaking of engines, the 115 HP (85 kW) version of the D2 engine has reduced emissions of 88 g/km (V40) and 99 g/km (V40 Cross Country) with the six-speed manual. With the optional automatic transmission, the engine emits 102 g/km (V40) and 108 g/km (V40 Cross Country).

Furthermore, the V40 Cross Country with the 180 HP (132 kW) T4 or 254 HP (187 kW) T5 engine can be ordered with a newly optional all-wheel drive system.

Additional changes are limited, but include an optional Sensus Connected Touch infotainment system that has a 7-inch touch screen display and internet connectivity.

Gallery: 2014 Volvo V40 & V40 Cross Country revealed with minor updates

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