Introduction of a new base variant will lower the XC40’s price to allure prospective buyers.
Just recently, Volvo launched its baby SUV, the XC40, in India. Just like the bigger XC60, the XC40 has been launched in a single-spec variant, which is priced at ₹39.90 lakh (ex-showroom).
Now, our sources have confirmed that the XC40’s lineup is all set to expand in India with the introduction of two more variants – Momentum and Inscription, which will sit below and above the current R-Design trim, respectively.
While equipment levels will vary on the upcoming new variants, Volvo’s comprehensive safety kit is expected to remain identical on all variants. This means that eight airbags, pilot assist, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping aid, oncoming lane mitigation, city safety, intersection braking, etc. will also be present on the upcoming Momentum and Inscription variants.
For the time being, the new variants are expected to continue with the 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine that is good for generating 188bhp of power and 400Nm of torque. However, Volvo has globally stopped investing in diesel technology, therefore the possibility of Volvo’s new petrol and petrol-hybrid engines powering the XC40 in future cannot be ruled out.