Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

New technology

There’s now a bespoke mobile phone application called Volvo On Call. Download it via an iPhone or Android smart phone and you can check fuel levels before starting your journey for example, or get information on wiper fluid or oil levels. You can also check whether the car has been locked all before you have even got in the car.

It’s a shame that only one model comes with four-wheel drive but, as a package, the V40 Cross Country is a cracking proposition.

Read the Volvo V40 Cross Country review to find out more.