The V40 combines Volvo’s trademark road safety with design flair and driving joy. It’s an example of Scandinavian build quality and attention to detail that has stood the test of time. Awarded Car of The Year as well as Best Medium Family Car by carsite.co.uk in 2013, this model V40 remained in production between 2012 and 2015. But the lighting technology used in these cars is over 10 years old today.
Factory-fitted options included H7/H9 halogen and D3S/H7 xenon headlights made by ZKW.
The halogen version features an H7 reflector that produces an average light beam even when new. In many cases, its light output has been further compromised as bulb heat and general ageing cause the reflective layer to peel off.
Bi-xenon setups feature a 3.0-inch projector designed in the late 90s, which is known to lose its reflective layer right to the point where it becomes black inside, causing dangerously low light output.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Volvo V40 is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with H7/H9 halogen and D3S/H7 xenon headlights, there are upgrade kits that will fit inside your existing headlights.
These complete retrofit kits not only provide you with superior brightness and durability; they are also more affordable than average Volvo V40 xenon headlights with bulbs and ballasts, and since all components are brand new, they come with a 2-year warranty. Additional benefits over OEM headlights include Canbus-proof designs and effortless halogen-to-xenon conversions. What’s more, the levelling systems will work without any adjustments to the headlight connectors, and you can use any ballasts that you might already own to save further on xenon upgrades.
No matter which retrofit upgrade kit you pick, you will improve the light output considerably, making for safer and more enjoyable driving. And, of course, your Volvo V40 will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.