Expected to be priced around the Rs 40 lakh mark, the Volvo XC40 will be launched in only the R-Design trim to start with
Volvo will only bring the XC40 to India in the fully-loaded R-Design trim. The entry-level luxury SUV will come with a lot of segment-first features like the radar-based safety systems that Volvo cars getting popular for. From adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist to pedestrian detection the XC40 has a long list of safety features. Of course, the SUV will come with ABS and Airbags as standard equipment. Other features include hill start assist, hill descent control, powered tailgate, keyless entry, panoramic sunroof and more. Most of these features are missing from the XC40’s aforementioned German rivals.
In terms of design, it is hard to mistake the XC40 for anything else but a Volvo. It gets the typically Volvo design elements like the rectangular front grille, Thor hammer headlights, and those long LED taillights that blend into the rear spoiler. On the inside, the XC40 looks similar to the rest of the Swedish carmaker’s products. There is that familiar vertically stacked 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment that controls almost every feature of the car.
The 2.0-litre diesel motor that hides under the hood of the Volvo XC40 produces 188bhp and 400Nm – more or less identical figures to the competition. All the power is sent to all four wheels with the help of an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Volvo will bring the XC40 to India via the CBU route but despite that, expect the launch price to be super competitive. Expected to be priced around the Rs 40 lakh mark, Volvo has already commenced bookings. Expected to be priced around the Rs 40 lakh mark, Volvo has already commenced bookings of the new XC40.