Volvo has launched the XC40 with a BS-6 compliant petrol engine, priced at Rs 39.9 Lakhs. Most likely, the diesel engine will be discontinued post-April 2020.
Volvo has launched its first BS-6 offering and it is the XC40 SUV. The Volvo XC40 now gets a BS-6 compliant 2- Litre four-cylinder petrol engine. The most affordable Volvo SUV is now priced at Rs 39.9 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
The new petrol engine is capable of producing 190 BHP and 300 Nm of peak torque, with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The SUV now comes in Front Wheel Drive configuration, ditching the AWD drivetrain that comes with the diesel engine.
Due to the upcoming BS-6 norms, Volvo is going to discontinue the 2.0 Litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine on the XC40. The engine produces 190 BHP and 400 Nm of peak torque, with the same 8-speed Geartronic AT unit.
Features on the Volvo XC40 BS-6 petrol Thor’s Hammer LED headlamps with LED DRLs, electric Panoramic sunroof, Dual-Zone Climate Control, Distance Alert, Wireless phone charging, Automatic Opening Boot, 9-inch vertical touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Pilot Assist, Harman Kardon music system, Keyless Entry and more.
Safety features include Reverse parking sensors with 360 degrees camera, adaptive cruise control, ABS with 8-airbags, Electronic Stability Program, Traction Control, Hill Start Assist and Descent Control, Parking Assist, Volvo’s Radar-based city safety, Oncoming lane mitigation, Blindspot information and Run-off-road mitigation.
Inside the cabin, the XC40 gets a 12.3 inch fully digital instrument console, Mood-based Ambient Lighting, 14 Harmon Kardon Speakers, Leather Seats, All-Black Dashboard Theme with Brushed-Aluminium inserts over the centre console and Crystal Gearknob.
Just like the XC40, even Audi is going to discontinue diesel engines post BS-6 norms. The Q3 will similarly come with a BS-6 compliant petrol engine. In the price range of BS-6 Volvo XC40 Petrol, you also have the Mercedes GLA and BMW X1.