Volvo does not sell a lot of vehicles in India but now they are getting serious about capturing more market share in the country. Volvo now realize there is great potential in Indian market and this year you will get to see an array of vehicles launching in affordable luxury segment and one of them will be Volvo V40 Cross country petrol variant.
Volvo will launch V40 Petrol variant in India on 20 April 2015 as they already sell the FWD diesel power variant in the country. After the launch of V40 Cross country Volvo will introduce XC90 SUV in September 2015.
In international markets Volvo V40 Cross Country is available in a two states of tune- 150PS and 185PS. Both the variants of V40 will get the power from 2.0L five cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and both of them are paired to a six speed ‘powershift’ automatic gearbox. It is unclear that which among the two will be offered in India but we expect Volvo to bring 185PS one to India and expect to deliver a fuel efficiency of 16.8 KMPL.
Volvo V40 Cross country is the third variant based on V40 hatchback and will have more attractive cosmetic updates as compared to its hatchback counterpart. The Volvo V40 expected to come loaded with features including park assist, cruise control, leather seats with ventilation function, panoramic sunroof, 8” TFT touchscreen unit available with three driving modes provision– Elegance, Eco and performance.
In safety segment it will get multiple airbags including front, knee and curtain airbags, park assist, Anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), traction control, rear parking camera, rear parking sensors, city safe braking system and ESP.
Volvo V40 cross country is expected to bear the resemblance of its hatchback sibling with modified front and rear side and it will ride on 17 inch Larenta alloy wheels with brushed aluminum finish.
New Volvo V40 Cross country will take on the likes of Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz A class and pricing will be crucial element for the success of the Petrol variant which is expected at Rs. 32-35 lakh (Ex-showroom)