New Volvo XC40 launched at Rs 39.90 lakh: Book your car now
New Delhi : Car lovers, here is new model waiting for you! Volvo Cars, a Swedish vehicle manufacturer has launched its newest small SUV, the XC40, in India at an introductory price of Rs 39.90 lakh. Initially, the XC40 will be available in a single variant, the R-Design. For now, the Swedish carmaker has already started taking orders for a booking amount of Rs 5 lakh.
Check, what’s new in Volvo SUV range XC40
The XC40 employs Volvo’s familiar 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel (D4) engine, the only powertrain on offer which sends 190hp and 400Nm of torque to all-four-wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The carmaker would consider offering the option of a petrol engine according to consumer choices. "90 percent of customers demand a diesel engine in this segment, hence we took the decision to offer only a diesel," said Charles Frump, MD, Volvo Auto India.
In R-Design trim, the XC40 gets equipment such as 18-inch alloy wheels, wireless mobile phone charging, a 750-watt 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, Volvo's 9.0-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a powered tailgate, and heated front and rear seats.
Following the Volvo’s rule, the XC40 comes with advanced safety kit which includes keeping assist, blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control, pilot assist, emergency braking, ESP, traction control, hill descent control and eight airbags.
Moving against the Mercedes BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA, the new stylish SUV is expected to attract young customer as well as a new set of buyers for Volvo. Experts say that XC40 will be a major contributor to expanding Volvo’s sales in India, which is going along with the latest trend; the sale volumes grew 28 percent in 2017. As of now, the brand aims to double its market share in India to 10 percent by 2020. Let’s wait and watch!