Just In: Volvo XC40 makes India debut

The company revealed the car globally in 2017 and now they have finally launched XC40 in India. It is the most affordable SUV offered by the company and also it is Volvo’s first car to be based on the smallest modular platform known as Compact Modular Architecture (CMA). In India, the car is available in a single R-design AWD variant which is powered by a 2.0-liter diesel engine along with the 8-speed automatic transmission. Check out the other features of the car below:


The XC40 sports a 2.0-liter diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 190PS and peak torque of 400Nm. The engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It is believed to be one of the most powerful diesel engines in the entry-level luxury compact SUV. The XC40 petrol is powered by a 250PS/350Nm 2.0-litre petrol. We’re expecting this engine to be offered later in the year.


The car has got a glossy black look on the roof, ORVMs, and the front grille. It is packed with 20-inch alloy wheels. This R-Design variant is available in 3 exterior color options including white, blue and red. The car has also got Volvo’s trademark designs the Thor Hammer full LED headlamps, the gloss black grille, and the waterfall-themed tail lamps, all this makes the car look like the member of the family.


In the interiors, the Volvo XC40 gets charcoal interior with R-design spec seats, sports steering wheel, and leather gear knob. The car also offers a 12.3 inch LCD screen in place of the instrument cluster, a 9.0-inch sensus touch screen system, dual-zone climate control, 13-speaker Harman Kardon music system and a panoramic sunroof.  The system is slightly placed towards the driver and it is responsive and easy to use. It also has solid footprints, with a wheelbase that is better than all cars.  The interiors are done in contrasting colors like orange and black to make it look different to attract the younger audience and the cabin space provided is good enough.


In terms of safety, the card has been loaded with safety and convenience features such as lane keeping, radar-guided cruise control, hill start and hill descent control. Also, it offers futuristic technology like park pilot assist. Volvo XC40 has provides run-off road protection and mitigation, cross traffic alert with brake support and a park assist system as well. It will be interesting to see how these advanced features make way to India over standard features like airbags, ABS and EBD.


The car has been launched in India with a price tag of INR 39.9 lakh and it will compete with SUV cars like BMW X1, Audi Q3, and Mercedes Benz GLA.