On April 14th, 1927, the 1944cc Jakob, the vehicle that bears the name Volvo, a Latin word for "I roll," hit the road for the first time. The main goal of the company was to locally build a car line suited for Scandinavian climate and better than US imports. The result was unexpected as demands soared and the sales grew. Since then, Volvo rolled its way to the top, lining with other pioneers in auto building. The company expanded and several models went into production. These are the PV 444, PV 555, P 210, 140, 145, 164, 240, 260, 245, 262, 264, 740, 760, 780, 850, 940, 960, 343, 340, 360, 440, 460, and 480 among others.
Volvo continued to present models that earned a name in the industry. One of the products of a rich history of excellence of the auto company that aspire for the best is the Volvo S40. It was first released in Europe in 1996 as its model year as a four-door sedan. Four years later, the S40 was available on the US soil. The Volvo S40 incorporates the perfect combination of style, comfort, luxury, functionality, safety, and performance. It presents more body curves than the preview Volvo models thus making it sportier in a luxurious body. The lines are refined with a sleeker frond designed to save live once a pedestrian is hit. It is wider, taller, and shorter than the early models to give more stability in fast speed.
The 2005 Volvo S40 is available in 3 trims: the 2.4i, T5, and the T5 AWD. The 2.4i, is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I5, 168-horsepower engine that has a fuel economy reaching 22-mpg in the city and 29-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 5-speed automatic transmission is optional. The T5 houses a 2.5L, I5, 218 horsepower engine, with a fuel consumption of 22-mpg in the city and 31-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard. A 5-speed automatic transmission is optional. The T5 AWD is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, I5, 218-horsepower, turbo engine with a fuel consumption of 19-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard. A 5-speed automatic transmission is optional. The new Volvo S40 is equipped with different safety and luxury features, making it the perfect car both for the executive class and teen class.