Volvo, known for their safety vehicles, are going to launch their baby SUV, Volvo XC40 in India on 4th July. The SUV is known as one of the safest and well-equipped SUVs in the world. It takes major design cues from the XC60 and XC90. It is expected to be priced around Rs 40-45 Lakhs. Read on for more details.
Swedish giant, Volvo, say that their motto is the safety of people and environment. That’s why, it makes its Volvo XC40, one of the safest and feature-laden SUVs globally. The SUV is available globally and will launch in India on 4th July 2018. The SUV gets safety measures such as Volvo’s Radar based city safety. 8-airbags, Oncoming lane mitigation, Pilot Assist with traffic management ability and more. However, it only comes in the mid-spec R Design, instead of 3 different trims offered globally. It will get a 4-cylinder turbo-charged 2.0 L diesel engine, which produces 190 worth of horsepower and 400 Nm worth of torque. Despite premium safety features, it also gets some premium cabin features. Expect the car to be priced around Rs 40-45 Lakhs to comes with Audi Q3, Mercedes GLA, BMW XI and the upcoming Jaguar E-Pace. Read more to know more about the Swedish SUV.
Volvo XC40 – Launch Date
|Launch Date||July 2018|
The SUV is scheduled to launch on July 4th, 2018.
Volvo XC40 Expected Price
Rs 40 Lakhs to Rs 45 Lakhs (ex-showroom)
Considering that XC 40 will be the cheapest SUV from Volvo and will sit below the XC 60, it is likely to cost between Rs 40 Lakhs to Rs 45 Lakhs. It might cost nearing 40 Lakhs because it will be imported as a CBU. Also, the price is considered given to the competition it faces in India. In India, only the mid-spec variant is going to launch.
Volvo XC40 – Variants
In India, only the mid-variant R Design is going to launch. Globally, XC40 will come in Momentum and Inscription trims along with R-Design and First – Edition variants. The R-Design varies majorly in cosmetic changes when compared to its high-end trim. The R-Design gets 18.5 Diamond Cut matte black alloy wheels with dark tinted windows. Also, it gets a dual tone treatment. Basically, the R-Design looks more sporty than the other two trims.
Volvo XC40 – Engine Specifications
4-cylinder turbo-charged diesel
8-speed Geartronic Automatic
The Indian version of XC 40 will get a 4-cylinder turbo-charged 2.0 L diesel engine. Globally, the SUV also comes in petrol variants. The diesel engine produces 190 BHP worth of power and 400 Nm worth of torque. It is mated to an 8-speed Geartronic Automatic transmission. It gets a Haldex AWD drivetrain. XC40 has different drive modes, however, it misses out on air suspension.
Volvo XC40 – Design
Most of the styling elements of the XC 40 have been copied from the XC90, however, some of the elements like the spoilers and the bumpers are different from its sibling. It sports a tall boy stance with some sporty elements like Thor’s hammer headlamps. It copies the chromed grille, front sporty bumper and the contrasting colour roof from XC90. The headlamps, L-shaped tail lights and the 18-inch alloy wheels are standard. It also features LED DRLs in Thor’s hammer. In the rear, it also gets a rear wiper with washer and 2 rectangle-shaped exhausts. It gets a triple-tone colour treatment with 2 colour schemes. Overall, yes it looks sporty and bigger than some of its competitors. It has a large wheelbase, which makes it look bigger.
Volvo XC40 – Interior
Again, some of the elements from its elder siblings are put in the XC40’s interiors. From the inside, the SUV looks superb and just too elegant. The SUV gets a 9-inch vertical touchscreen infotainment, three-spoke steering wheel with functions mounted and GPS navigation on the digital instrument cluster. It also gets a panoramic sunroof, Harman Kardon music system and rear parking sensors with a camera. It gets heavy chrome fillings inside the car, like on the gear knobs and the steering wheel. In terms of storage, it offers storage spaces in the centre console, under the front seats and in the removable bin and car slots on the dashboard.
Volvo XC40 – Features
In terms of features, Volvo XC40 does not fall behind. It gets very notable features, some of which are found in its elder siblings too. Following are the features of the SUV:
- 9-inch vertical touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Reverse parking sensors with 360 degrees camera
- Triple-tone colour scheme
- Wireless mobile charger
- Volvo On Call app to connect to your phone, tablet or wearable device.
- Power operated tailgate
- Pilot Assist
- Harman Kardon music system
- Fully Digital Instrument Cluster with GPS navigation
- Thor Hammer Headlamps with LED DRL
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Clutter-free cabin
- Keyless Entry/Drive
- Programming to get amazon delivery direct to the XC40.
Volvo XC40 Safety – Features
Everyone knows the Swedish car-maker gives a lot of safety features in their cars. Considered to be one of the safest SUVs, it offers plenty of safety features. This model features some radar-based features too. Following are the features that make the rider safe in the SUV:
- 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
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Pilot Assist with traffic management capability
- Blind spot information
- Run-off-road mitigation
Volvo XC40 – Competition
As it is a premium Compact SUV, it will compete with BMW X1, the upcoming Jaguar E-Pace, Audi Q3 and Mercedes Benz GLA. Most of these SUVs fall in the range of 31 Lakhs to Rs 45 Lakhs. Currently, in this segment, GLA is the cheapest option and BMW X1 is the most expensive option. The Jaguar E-Pace is also a compact SUV and the entry-level car of the brand. It is also expected to launch in Late 2018.
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