Volvo XC40 India Launch Highlights: Images, Features, Specifications, Prices

Volvo XC40 India launch Highlights: The new Volvo XC40 has been launched in India at a tempting price point. Here are the launch highlights of Volvo's most affordable SUV for India straight from the launch event. Stay tuned with us for more!

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The new Volvo XC40 has been launched in India at a competitive price of Rs 39.9 lakh (ex-showroom). The vehicle has been in the headlines from the last few days as it is the Swedish manufacturer's most affordable SUV. The new Volvo XC40 comes based on the company's CMA platform that is has shared with its Chinese parent company Geely. It is only possible due to the new platform that the new Volvo XC40 carries its own distinct identity and it does not look like a XC60 or XC90 that has been shrunk. Volvo cars are always known for keeping it high when it comes to safety and the XC40 is no different either. The car is the first in the segment to have radar-based safety features.

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Due to this, you get advanced safety functions like traction control, hill descent control, parking assist, lane assist, blind spot warning and more. On the inside, the new Volvo XC40 gets a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports both, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The new Volvo XC40 is expected to be launched in India with a price tag close to Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom). The SUV will challenge the likes of Audi Q3, BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA in the segment.

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14:03 (IST)04 Jul 2018
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13:57 (IST)04 Jul 2018
3.17 lakh Volvo cars found new homes during Jan-June 2018

Volvo Car India announces that 3,17,639 units of Volvo cars have been sold globally during first six months of the current year which means from January to June 2018. The company has also revealed that more countries will get the XC40 in the coming days.

13:51 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 gets 100 buyers already

The company has announced at the launch of the Volvo XC40 that it has already 100 pre-bookings for its baby SUV. This shows the interest for the Volvo XC40 and the number is quite decent for an SUV of this price point. Coming months will reveal the exact story when the sales numbers will be announced.

13:47 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 India launch - Quick Recap

Those who have just joined us, Volvo Car India has launched its most affordable SUV XC40 in the country today at a competitive price of Rs 39.9 lakh (ex-showroom). The company looks quite optimistic with the sales of the entry-level SUV and it now has one SUV for every SUV segment from entry level to full size.  India gets only one variant of the Volvo XC40 in the form of R-Design D4 variant.

13:40 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Charles Frump's quote on Volvo XC40 India launch

With the launch of the new Volvo XC40, the company now has at least one SUV for every segment that is entry-level, midsize and full size. The company looks quite aggressive with the launch of the Volvo XC40 in India. Here is what Charles Frump, Managing Director, Volvo Car India said at the launch.  

13:34 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 top things to know

The new Volvo XC40  has been launched in India at a price of Rs 39.9 lakh (ex-showroom). The company has managed to keep the price competitive despite the fact that the SUV comes to India via CBU (Completely Built Up) route. If you wish to read more details of the Volvo XC40, you can get the information in our detailed launch report below. 

13:30 (IST)04 Jul 2018
SUV sales driven by diesel variants in the segment

Volvo has announced that 90% of the sales in this segment is dominated by the diesel-powered SUVs but is also looking to bring in petrol variants in future. That said, you can expect a petrol version of the Volvo XC90 in the future.

13:25 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40, Welcome to India

The Volvo XC40 has landed on Indian soil with an aggressive price tag. The company has now displayed the car at the launch event and it looks appealing. The new Volvo XC40 gets the similar styling as its elder siblings XC60 and XC90. Check out the image of the new Volvo XC40 straight from the launch that is currently taking place in New Delhi.

13:21 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 Price in India announced

The Volvo XC40 price in India has been announced as Rs 39.9 lakh (ex-showroom) and at this price point, the SUV is indeed a worthy deal and a tough contender in front of established players like Audi Q3, BMW X1 and the Mercedes GLA.

13:18 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Key ingredients for Volvo XC40

The Volvo XC40 luxury SUV key ingredients include boron steel and six different types of alloys. These combined their individual properties in order to give the SUV all the required capabilities.

13:14 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Wireless charging on Volvo XC40

The new Volvo XC40 also gets wireless phone charging facility and it is one of its prime highlights when it comes to features. Having said that, you need not feel any communication disconnect anxiety if you own a Volvo XC40 and your phone is running out of juice.

13:12 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 premium interiors

The interiors of the Volvo XC40 look premium and despite being the company's most affordable SUV, the XC40 does not seem to have come with a compromise anywhere. The cabin gets leather upholstery and the steering wheel along with gear knob also come wrapped in high-quality leather. 

13:05 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 driving modes

The new Volvo XC40 gets multiple driving modes that go by the names Eco, Comfort, Off road and Dynamic. The SUV also gets hill descent control system so that you don't have a hard time in tackling the slopes and inclines. The layout of the screen looks quite decent too.

13:01 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 stands high in front of competition

The new Volvo XC40 is taller and wider when compared to other players in the segment. The entry-level luxury SUV challenges the likes of Mercedes GLA, Audi Q3 and the BMW X1. The company is currently demonstrating this through graphics at the launch event which you can see below.

12:58 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 is based on CMA platform

The new Volvo XC40 comes based on the company's CMA platform and is the first vehicle to have been underpinned by the said platform. The company says that the Volvo XC40 is ready for electrification as well.

12:55 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Every Volvo car to have an electric trim starting 2019

Volvo has big plans for electric mobility and announces that come next year and every Volvo car will have an electric variant. The company has also announced at the launch of XC40 that it aims to sell over 1 million electric vehicles globally by the year 2025. That shows Volvo is quite serious about electric mobility which is a good thing.

12:52 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Entry-level luxury SUVs to touch 6,000 mark this year

The sale of entry-level SUVs will touch 6000 units in the year 2018 and  Volvo India aims at taking the growth globally and in India as well. With this, the company looks quite optimistic about the performance of the XC40 not only in India but abroad as well.

12:50 (IST)04 Jul 2018
2017 has been good for Volvo Car India

Volvo says that the year 2017 has been good for the company as it registered an impressive growth of 28 percent. Charles Frump, Managing Director, Volvo Car India has taken the center stage and he is sharing more information on the company's performance.

12:37 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 India launch event starts

Volvo India has kick-started the proceedings at the Volvo XC40 launch. The stage is all set to welcome Volvo's new baby XC40 and price announcement will take place very soon. Our correspondent will share the updates and those will be updated here instantly. So, stay tuned with us as a lot more is coming up.

12:31 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 cabin details and highlights

The new Volvo XC40 gets a 9-inch touchscreen sensus system and it is the same unit that comes on the XC60 and XC90. The system supports both, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Besides, the baby Volvo also gets a Harmon Kardon music system and if you are an audiophile, you will surely going to have a good time inside the Volvo XC40.

12:27 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 tail lamp design

The tail lamp design of the Volvo XC40 looks similar to that of its elder siblings. The tail lamps look modern with that vertical design and the company's name has been written in a 3D manner across the length of the bootlid. 

12:17 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 India launch proceedings to begin soon

Our team at the launch event has just informed that the Volvo XC40 launch proceedings will begin in a few minutes from now. The SUV is expected to be launched in India at a price of close to Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom) and it will compete with the likes of BMW X1,  Audi Q3, and Mercedes-Benz GLA. 

12:12 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 platform and its benefits

The new Volvo XC40 is the company's first SUV in the XC family that comes based on Volvo's Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) Platform. All thanks to this, the SUV does not simply look like a shrunk XC60 or XC90. Instead, the Volvo XC40 has its own identity and the good part is that it actually looks appealing and desirable.  

12:08 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 is company's most affordable SUV

One of the prime reasons why Volvo XC40 luxury SUV has been in the headlines since last few days is due to the fact that it is Volvo's most affordable SUV offering. Despite that, the SUV has all the safety and convenience features that you would normally expect from a Volvo. This means that the Volvo XC40 has not seen a compromise anywhere.

11:39 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 alloy wheels

The new Volvo XC40 gets 18-inch dual tone alloy wheels that not only serve the purpose but also look really cool. The wheels come in a dual tone shade of white and black and these indeed step up the sporty character of the luxury SUV. You can take a look at these alloy wheels in the image below.

11:32 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 engine details

The India-spec Volvo XC40 will get only a single engine option as of now. The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, diesel mill is good for shedding out a maximum power output of 187 bhp along with a peak torque output of 400 Nm. Currently, there is no sign of Volvo launching the petrol engined version anytime soon.

11:27 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 video review by Express Drives

While the launch proceedings will take some time to begin, you can enjoy our video review of the Volvo XC40 luxury SUV in the meantime. We drove the SUV a few days back and came back quite impressed. Here is how the Volvo XC40 is to drive and everything else on it.

11:21 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 gets some interesting features

The new Volvo XC40, despite being Volvo's most affordable SUV does not fall short when it comes to having interesting and useful features. For instance, the SUV offers wireless charging facility along with a Harmon Kardon music system both of which are quite useful even in day to day scenarios. 

11:16 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Interiors of Volvo XC40 are equally tempting

The new Volvo XC40 come wrapped in black upholstery that gives a premium feel. The dashboard of the luxury SUV gets a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay. The three-spoke steering wheel of the Volvo XC40 comes wrapped in high-quality leather as well. Even the gear stick gets leather treatment and it shows how Volvo has got into the details to make sure that the XC40 does not fall short of anything when it comes to enhancing the cabin experience.

11:08 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 SUV is arriving very soon

The new Volvo XC40 luxury SUV will be launched in India in one hour from now. Our team has reached the launch venue and the proceedings will begin shortly. Stay tuned and enjoy this LIVE blog as we will bring you instant updates from the event. What price are you expecting for the Volvo XC40? Let us know in the comments section below. 

11:04 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 Design details

The new Volvo XC40 gets a lot of sporty character which is quite evident from multiple elements in its design. The SUV gets company's signature Thor-hammer headlamps and that makes up for one of its prime visual highlights. The headlamps are smoked out and the front grille is blackened too in order to offer a sporty appeal. Furthermore, the roof is also black along with the black A-pillars.

10:57 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 competition

The new Volvo XC40 is expected to be launched in India at a price close to Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom). At such a price, the SUV locks horns with the likes of the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA in the luxury SUV space.

10:49 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 safety features

The new Volvo XC40 will stand high on safety as well and despite being the company's smallest and most affordable SUV, it will pack in a lot of safety features. These features are radar-based and this has enabled Volvo to equip the SUV with features like lane keep assist, parking assist, blind sport warning and more.

10:36 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 Design and Exteriors

Thankfully, the Volvo XC40 takes its styling and design inspiration from its elder siblings - XC60 and the XC90. That said, the elegance and signature charm is retained and despite being Volvo's smallest SUV, the oomph factor in design has not taken a back seat anywhere which is a really good thing.

10:33 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 engine

The India-spec Volvo XC40 will get only one engine option as of now.  The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, diesel engine on the SUV is good for churning out a maximum power output of 187 bhp while the peak torque figure is rated at 400 Nm. Currently, there is no sign of Volvo launching the petrol engined version anytime soon.

10:27 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 variants and what India will get

The Volvo XC40 is offered in the international markets in a total of three variants namely Momentum, R-Design and Inscription. However, India will only get the R-Design variant and the SUV will come with only one engine option as of now. 

10:25 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 Price Expectation

The new Volvo XC40 is expected to land on Indian shores holding a price tag of close to Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom). At such a price point, Volvo's baby SUV will be a tough contender for the already established Audi Q3, BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA. What you think should be the price of the Volvo XC40? Let us know in the comments.

10:20 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Volvo XC40 is Volvo's most affordable SUV

One of the key reasons why the Volvo XC40 has been in the headlines is due to the fact that it is the company's most affordable SUV offering. Despite that, the SUV gets all the safety and convenience features that you would typically expect from a Volvo. This means that the Volvo XC40 has not seen a compromise anywhere.

10:14 (IST)04 Jul 2018
Welcome to Volvo XC40 LIVE blog

Hey folks! Thank you for joining in. Volvo XC40 will be launched in India in a couple of hours from now and like always, we will bring you instant updates straight from the launch venue. So sit back and relax while enjoying the proceedings. Our team has already left for the launch venue.

The new Volvo XC40 is the company's most affordable SUV and hence, the price expectations have been on a high. The company has managed to keep the pricing of the Volvo XC40 competitive and has launched at Rs 39.9 lakh (ex-showroom). The Swedish entry-level SUV locks horns with Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.

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