The XC40 is the youngest SUV in the lineup and comes equipped with several driver assistance and safety features acting as the biggest USP of the vehicle
Volvo will be launching the whole new XC40 in the Indian market by the middle of this year and it is the entry-level model within the brand’s SUV range. Competing against the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA, the XC40 is expected to be sold with two well-known engine options.
One is a D4 four-cylinder diesel with 190 hp power output and the other is a 2.0-litre T5 four-cylinder petrol unit, which is good enough to produce a maximum of 247 horsepower. We can expect the 2.0-litre D3 diesel making 150 hp to join the lineup at a later time with front-wheel-drive configuration.
The initial engine options will use an eight-speed automatic transmission sending power to all the four wheels as standard. The XC40 is the smallest SUV in the lineup and comes equipped with several driver assistance and safety features acting as the biggest USP of the vehicle.
Moreover, we can rely on an aggressive price bracket for XC40 just as the recent price conscious Volvos. It will be brought into the country via CBU route as the local assembly facility is tuned for SPA platform instead of the flexible CMA architecture the XC40 is based on.
The D4 diesel is likely to be retailed in Momentum and Inscription variants with the petrol T5 getting the R-Design allocation. The standard equipment list is indeed impressive and they are mentioned below.
Features such as digital instrument cluster, nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED headlamps, 18-inch wheels, etc. Higher up the range, owners will get access to ambient lighting, powered driver seat, wood inlays and Orrefors crystal gear level.
Along with the premium touches, the R-Design trim will gain stiffer springs and Sports Chassis for better handling characteristics. The First Edition variant upon launch will also come with packed features such as Harman audio, Pilot Assist, wireless charging and much more.