Volvo has launched the XC40 T4 R-Design petrol variant in the country. Priced at Rs 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom), this new variant comes powered by a BS-VI engine & is packed with new-age safety features, as you'd expect from a Volvo.
When the XC40 was launched in the country, it was only available with a diesel engine. However, Volvo has now finally decided to offer its mini-SUV with a petrol motor. Under the bonnet, the new version has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that churns out 187bhp and 300Nm of torque - the power figure is same as the diesel version, but torque is obviously down, by 100Nm. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, sending the drive to the front wheels.
On the aesthetic front, the new variant is largely unchanged. However, this one does boast Volvo's radar-based Active Safety features like City Safety with Steering Assist. This system helps in avoiding collisions up to speeds of 50km/h. It also has Adaptive Cruise Control System, which helps in maintaining a safe distance while following a vehicle. Seven airbags are standard.
The new XC40 is feature-loaded as before and comes with a panoramic sunroof, 12.3-inch instrument cluster, 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, wireless charging for smartphones, dual-zone climate control, et al.
The XC40 competes with the likes of Audi Q3, BMW X1, et al, in the Indian market.