The 2018 Volvo XC40 has been launched in India at a price of Rs. 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The SUV is available in a single fully loaded R-Design variant. It is important to note that this price tag is introductory in nature, and will thus most probably be increased after a few months. Nonetheless, Volvo India has done a commendable job of bringing in a product has fulfilled as the XC40 to the Indian market at a justifiable price tag.
The Swedish automaker had globally unveiled the XC40 in Milan in the month of September 2017. Since its unveiling, various Volvo fans in the country had been waiting for its India launch.
The XC40 is Volvo’s smallest crossover. It is part of the company’s new 40-series cars, that also includes the V40 hatchback and the S40 sedan. In India, the Volvo XC40 2018 will compete against the likes of the BMW X1, the upcoming Jaguar E-pace, Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.
The India-spec Volvo XC40 is powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that churns out 190PS and 400 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are handles by an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Power is dispatched to all four wheels through the Haldex all wheel drive (AWD) system.
It is worth noting that the XC40 SUV crossover won’t be assembled locally at Volvo’s Karnataka plant. Instead, it will be imported as a CBU. The primary reason behind this strategy is the fact that the Karnataka factory can currently assemble cars that are built on Volvo’s SPA platform. And since the XC40 is based on a new CMA platform, it can’t be assembled locally in India.
From the looks of it, this new Volvo SUV appears to have everything it takes to be a best-seller in the premium crossover / SUV segment. Hence, in order to explain everything in detail, let’s offer you all information about the India-spec Volvo XC40.
2018 Volvo XC40 price in India
Volvo has been pricing all its vehicles very aggressively in India. The XC40 proved to be no different in this department. Available in the fully loaded R-Design variant, the 2018 Volvo XC40 has been priced in India at Rs. 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price, the Swedish SUV is all set to bring some sleepless nights for the competition.
Volvo XC40 India specifications
The India-spec Volvo XC40 is offered with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder D4 diesel engine, rated at 188 bhp (190 PS) and 400 Nm of torque. Transmission duties are taken care of by an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Additionally, the Volvo XC40 in India is available with the Haldex all wheel drive (AWD) system. It also gets 5 drive modes – Eco, Comfort, Dynamic, Off-Road and Individual.
2018 Volvo XC40 design
The XC40 is the first Volvo crossover to be built on a new CMA (compact modular architecture) platform. It is essentially based on the 40.1 concept that Volvo unveiled early last year. The front gets an upright nose with a wide grille, all LED headlamps with Thor’s hammer DRLs, and a well-crafted bonnet. the side profile reveals a dual tone treatment with the blacked out roof, flared wheel arches, and body cladding around the lower panels. The rear gets tall L-shaped LED taillights and a sculpted tailgate with the prominent Volvo badging in the centre.
2018 Volvo XC40 features
- LED headlights
- Thor’s hammer daytime running lamps
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Digital instrument cluster
- Rear park assist
- 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- 13 speaker Harman Kardon sound system
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Wireless mobile charging
- Powered tailgate
Volvo XC40 safety features
- 7 airbags
- Lane keeping assist
- Blind spot warning
- Adaptive cruise control
- Pilot assist
- Emergency Braking
- Traction control
- Electronic stability control (ESC)
- Hill descent control
Volvo XC40 colours in India
- Crystal White
- Bursting Blue
- Passion Red