Volvo has quietly launched the facelift version of the V40 hatchback and V40 Cross Country in India. The new changes on the cars are just cosmetics, as the previous model that was launched here in June 2015 is still fairly new.
On the front, the V40 hatchback and V40 Cross Country now follows the company’s new design language. Highlights here include all-LED “Thor’s Hammer” headlights and a new meshes grille with the larger Volvo ‘Iron Mark’ logo. The side profile is similar to the pre-facelift models. However, both the models now get a new alloy wheel design. The design remain unchanged at the rear also.
“The introducing of V40 and V40 Cross Country today with a new 3S facility in the heart of Kochi emphasises our commitment to garner a 10% segment share in the medium term. The car was well received when we began the cross country in mid-2013 and the V40 in June 2015 with a refreshed look and even more attributes to this version will find traction among young buyers across India,” said Tom von Bonsdorff, MD, Volvo Auto India.
Interior of V40 hatchback is now offered with three different leather trim options, whereas the V40 Cross Country is offered with five trims. Standard traits on both versions include all-LED headlamps, Keyless Entry-and-drive, panoramic sunroof, gearshift paddles, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats and so on. Volvo takes safety really seriously – the V40 Cross Country and V40 hatchback are the only automobiles in the segment to be offered with a pedestrian airbag as standard. Other safety systems include dual front airbags on the driver’s side, knee airbag, seatbelt´s pretensioners for the front, traction control & dynamic stability, ABS with emergency brake assist, city safety system, front and back parking sensors and parking camera at the rear. Therefore, we can safely say that Volvo V40 India spec comes highly loaded.
Like the previous models, all variants are powered by the same 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine; this motor develops a maximum power of 152PS and 320Nm of peak torque. The power is sent to the front wheels via 6-speed automatic transmission. Volvo V40 hatchback is available only in one version – V40 D3 R-Design (priced at Rs 28.53 Lakh, ex-showroom Delhi). V40 Cross Country is available in two versions – first V40 Cross Country T4 Momentum (priced at Rs 27.2 Lakh) and D3 inscription ( priced at Rs 29.4 Lakh, ex-showroom Delhi).
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