2017 Volvo V40 Facelift India launch saw the hatchback being upgraded cosmetically; 2.0L five-cylinder diesel engine remains the same
Volvo India has introduced the facelifted version of the V40 luxury hatchback for the domestic market. At the opening of a new 3S facility spread across 8,000 sq ft in Kochi, Managing Director, Tom von Bonsdorff launched the 2017 V40 along with its updated Cross Country cousin. As revealed by us earlier this year, the V40 and Cross Country follows a slew of launches from the Geely-owned brand including the likes of recently entered S90 flagship sedan, XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid and S60 Cross Country.
The V40 D3 R-Design hatchback is priced at Rs. 28.53 lakh while the V40 Cross Country T4 Momentum and D3 Inscription are priced at Rs. 27.2 lakh and Rs. 29.4 Lakh respectively (all ex-showroom prices, Delhi). The V40 is already a stylish hatchback with its aerodynamic bodywork and low-slung profile. However, its been further adorned with substantial upgrades to stand in line with the latest global design language that only the 90 series had locally thus far. The facelifted V40 features the same overall profile but there has been cosmetic changes up front and rear.
It comes equipped with the now-signature Thor’s Hammer Full LED headlamps, redesigned bumpers, new waterfall design grille meshes incorporated with the larger Volvo Iron Mark badging, trapezoidal shaped exhaust system, roof-mounted stop lights, newly designed alloy wheels and slightly revised rear profile. The interiors get three different leather trims for the V40 and 5 leather trims for the V40 Cross Country including dual-tone theme.
Volvo entered the facelifted V40 earlier this year for the international markets as it’s one of the globally bestselling models for the brand. The instrument panels will be highlighted with CleanZone logo as the award-winning technology purifies the air before entering the cabin for occupants’ inhalation.
The V40 range comes standard with Pedestrian Airbag and other host of added technology and features. The V40 recorded best-ever scores for any car when it launched globally with a 5 star Euro NCAP ratings. Standing in testament to its safety commitment, the refreshed V40 and V40 Cross Country has the following features: Safety Cage, dual-stage front airbags with driver’s knee bag, Pre-tensioners for front seats, Dynamic Stability and Traction Control, Emergency Brake Assist with ABS, Side Impact Protection and Whiplash Protection.
Although the exterior changes are minor, new colour schemes and upholstery options, new Charcoal/Blond steering wheel option, different panel trims, accent trim colours in door inserts with contrast stitching, updated key fob with Volvo logo, etc grace the India-spec V40. Other important features are Leather upholstery, Interior Air Quality System that reduced PM2.5 and PM10 by 95%, Power Operated front seats with drivers memory, Personal Car Communicator with keyless entry & drive, Fixed panoramic sunroof, Bluetooth and USB enabled High Performance audio system, Park assist pilot + Park Assist, front and rear, Rear parking camera and City safety.
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The powertrain remains the same as the 2017 V40 hatchback and Cross Country uses the same 2.0-litre five-cylinder diesel motor that produces a maximum power output of 150 PS and 320 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission sending power to the front wheels only. Like other Volvo models, the V40 will be sold via CBU route and continue to compete against the likes of Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.