The petrol fueled variant of Volvo V40 has been launched in the country at the sticker price of Rs. 27 lakh (Ex-showroom Mumbai) badge as Volvo V40 T4. The petrol variant is the most affordable vehicle for Volvo in India, the Swedish car maker launched the diesel variant of V40 cross country in 2013 for Rs. 32 lakh (ex-showroom).
Volvo V40 petrol is powered by a 1.6L GTDi 4-cylinder engine that generates maximum power of 180bhp and 240Nm of peak torque, makes it the most powerful luxury hatchback in the segment. V40 is matched to a six speed automatic gearbox and comes with start-stop function. Volvo V40 sprints 0-100km in 8.5 seconds with the top speed limited to 210 km/hr and returns 16 KMPL ARAI certified mileage.
On the outside Petrol variant is almost similar to diesel variant and flaunts active bending bi-xenon headlights with daytime running lights, black honeycomb front grille with chrome touch, silver skid plates. Side profile gets 16” geminus alloy wheels, black accents on ORVMs, side décor and boot frame and rear side has typical Volvo styling with conventional tail lights, blackened area with Volvo on it and the variant name.
The Petrol variant gets the choice between single tone and dual tone interiors, X shape design seats, seven inch touchscreen sensus infotainment system with internet and phone connectivity, an eight speaker audio system, optional reversing camera, frameless IRVM; fully graphic instrument cluster is available three graphic themes– Eco, elegance and performance.
Other interior features include keyless entry, panoramic sunroof, push start button, leather seats with ventilation features etc.
The Volvo has loaded the V40 petrol variant with tons of safety features including seven airbags, blind spot information system, cross traffic alert, lane keeping aid, traction and stability control, speed alert function, road sign information system, pedestrian airbag technology, queue assist function. Apart from the standard features V40 comes with Volvo’s city safe tech features which put brakes faster in case it detects a chance of collision with other vehicle in front.
Tomas Ernberg, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India said, “We are excited to bring the petrol variant of V40 Cross Country to India. Buoyed by the growing acceptance of V40 Cross Country since June 2013 when we launched it here, we have now decided to bring in the petrol variant at a very competitive pricing in order to increase our reach further. I believe our customers would be enthralled with this new car.”