Volvo India has introduced new V40 and V40 Cross Country at a starting price tag of Rs 28.53 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The main highlight, in terms of design, is the 'Thor's Hammer' headlamp design, similar to the one seen on the S90 and the XC90. Along with the introduction of these two cars, the company has also inaugurated a new 3S (Sales, Service and Spares) facility in Kochi, Kerala Volvo. Another key feature is the industry-first pedestrian airbag which is standard in all V40 and V40 Cross Country cars.
Additional design features also include a revised front grille, 3 leather trims for the interiors of the V40 and 5 interior trims for the V40 Cross Country. The other design elements, however, remain the same and the V40 and V40 Cross Country are also not built Volvo's SPA platform (Scalable Product Architecture) platform that underpins the new XC90 and S90. On the occasion, Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India said, “The Launch of V40 & V40 Cross Country today along with the new 3S facility in the heart of Kochi emphasises our commitment to garner a 10% segment share in the medium term. The car was well received when we launched the Cross Country in mid-2013 and the V40 in June 2015. With a refreshed look and even more features this version will find traction among young buyers across India. We are now geared up for leveraging the potential of the Kerala market with our new partner and 3S facility”. The latest offerings from Volvo also get a revised alloy wheel design.
Powering the V40 and V40 Cross Country is a 2.0 litre diesel engine that generates 148 hp of power and 320 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission that sends the power to the front wheels unlike the XC90 which has an all-wheel-drive system as well. Along with this, other features include Dynamic Stability with traction control, Emergency Brake Assist with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), whiplash protection, side impact protection and 7 airbags which also has driver knee airbags. The Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country achieved a 5-star safety rating in its latest iteration. Also Read: Volvo S90 First Drive Review
Volvo invented the three-point seatbelt in 1959 and did not patent so that other car manufacturers can also install them in their upcoming or existing models. This proves the company's commitment to safety and encouraging the same to the industry.
Variant-wise Price of Volvo V40 and Volvo V40 Cross Country:
Volvo V40 R-Design: Rs 28.43 lakh
Volvo V40 Cross Country Inscription: Rs 29.40 lakh
Volvo V40 Cross Country T4 Momentum: Rs 27.20 lakh
All prices are ex-showroom Delhi