2017 Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country facelift launched

By Ravi Ved | on December 15, 2016

Prices for the refreshed Volvo V40 Cross Country start at Rs 27.2 lakh

Earlier this year in February, Volvo took the wraps off its facelifted V40 hatchback and the V40 Cross Country. With a slew of launches in the automotive industry this week, Volvo too joined the bandwagon with the launch of both these offerings. The V40 Cross Country carries a starting price of Rs 27.2 lakh for the T4 petrol variant, making it the most affordable Volvo product in the country. The V40 Cross Country facelift has also been launched in the diesel D3 Inscription trim at Rs 29.4 lakh. The refreshed V40 has only been launched at Rs 28.53 lakh for the R-Design trim. Unlike the outgoing model, the V40 will no longer be available in the Kinetic trim. All prices ex-showroom Delhi.

This refresh brings in the V40 up to date with the rest of the Volvo line-up in terms of its design language. That means the V40 will now come with the renowned Thor hammer LED headlamps just like the XC90 and the S90. Headlight aside, the V40 will come with a waterfall front grille and the Volvo iron mark. Both these models also come with a new set of wheel designs. On the inside, the Volvo V40 facelift comes with 3 different leather trims while the V40 Cross Country comes with 5 options for the same.

Under the hood, engine options continue to be the same. The V40 comes with a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder diesel motor that is good for 150bhp and 350Nm. This unit comes mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The V40 Cross Country D3 diesel carries the same oil burner. The petrol V40 Cross Country however, sports a 2.0-litre motor that churns out 180bhp and 240Nm. This unit too comes mated to a 6-speed AT.

Like all other Volvo cars, these ones too set new benchmarks in terms of safety. The V40 has scored a perfect five-star rating in the Euro NCAP when it was first launched. With regards to safety it comes with dual stage front airbags with knee airbags, side impact protection and whiplash protection. Pedestrian airbags come as standard equipment in both these models.

The 2017 Volvo V40 competes against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mini Cooper 5 Door and the BMW 1 Series.

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