For 2017, Volvo decided to go for a subtle face-lift for its best-selling car, the V40.

The biggest changes are evident at the front of the car, courtesy of a new grille and the “Thor’s Hammer” headlights, derived from the 90 series cars.

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The range update also includes the addition of 5 new exterior colours: Amazon Blue and Denim Blue, as well as 3 colours already used by other models in the Volvo Cars portfolio: Bursting Blue, Mussel Blue and Luminous Sand.

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The Volvo V40 will also receive the new ‘rank marks’ that were first introduced on the XC90, visualising trim levels and variants and a total of 8 new wheels across the V40, R-Design and V40 Cross Country models.

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In a cue taken from the award-winning Volvo Concept Estate a new upholstery called City Weave will be added along with a new Charcoal/Blond steering wheel option. Several new interior panel trims are also to be offered: Milled Aluminium, Black Grid Aluminium and Stealth Aluminium. Accent trim colours in the door inserts will now be offered with contrasting stitching and for the first time a black headliner will be available as an option in the V40. New tread plates will be added for the R-Design and Inscription trim levels and an updated key fob with the new Volvo logo will be available.

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“The V40 is the best-selling Volvo model in Europe and the second-most popular Volvo model globally, making it a very important car for the company. With the updates for model year 2017 we make this already very successful model even more attractive to customers in the segment,” said BjörnAnnwall, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Service at Volvo Car Group.