Volvo XC40 SUV Launched in India (Price & Images Inside)

The Day has come. Volvo has launched its latest entry-level SUV- XC40. The price of Volvo XC40 in India has been kept Rs 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This however is the introductory price, and the company says that it will be raised soon. The India-spec Volvo XC40 will be fully loaded R-Design variant. More variant could be added later. The Swedish manufacturer started bookings for XC40 in May.

The XC40 is powered by Volvo’s familiar 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel (D4) engine. The engine sends 190 Ps of power and 400Nm of torque to all-four-wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Volvo would consider offering the optional petrol engine if there is a shift in the market demand. Charles Frump, MD of Volvo Auto India said; “90 percent of customers demand a diesel engine in this segment, hence we took the decision to offer only a diesel.” Volvo claims very good performance figures; Top Speed: 210 Kph, and 0-100 Kph in 7.9 seconds.

The R-Design variant of XC40, that is offered here come with equipment like 18-inch alloy wheels, 750-watt 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, wireless mobile phone charging, 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.

USP of Volvo Being ‘Safety’, the XC40 gets numerous crash mitigation systems like lane-keeping assist, blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control, pilot assist, emergency braking, ESP, traction control, hill descent control. Additionally, there are 7-airbags throughout the vehicle.

Volvo XC40 competes with Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1, and Audi Q3. Volvo XC40 is larger in dimensions compared to all its competitors and this should give it edge in the Indian market that loves big SUVs. XC40 is positioned to attract new customers into the Volvo brand. Volvo India is also focussing heavily on the good after sales service experience.

Volvo XC40 Comes Feature packed:


  • 2-zone climate control
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Leather-wrapped keyfob
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Power adjustable driver and front passenger seat
  • Memory function for driver seat
  • Adjustable under-thigh support for front seats
  • Power operated boot lid
  • USB-C charging outlet for rear passengers
  • Automatic parking
  • Qi wireless charging
  • Steering-mounted paddle shifters for easy manual gear changes

Technology and Safety

  • 12.3-inch full-color display instrument cluster
  • Automatic wipers
  • Adaptive cruise control for all speeds (0-210km/h)
  • City safety with full automatic braking to avoid a collision
  • Rear parking camera
  • Parking sensors (front + rear)
  • Headlamp washers
  • Lane keep assist
  • Hill start assist
  • Hill descent control
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • LED headlamps with DRL


  • 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Harmon-Kardon music system with a woofer in the dashboard

Volvo XC40 Specs

  • 2-liter diesel engine with two turbochargers
  • Power: 190hp
  • Torque: 400Nm
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Length: 4425mm
  • Width: 1863mm
  • Height: 1652mm
  • Ground clearance: 211mm
  • Haldex all-wheel drive
  • 18-inch alloys

Do you Know? XC40 will be first electrified Volvo

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Siddharth Sharma

Siddharth has always been passionate about Cars and Bikes. He was the kind of kid that always had the latest Auto magazine in his school bag. He had this dream- to become a professional racecar driver. Finally, in 2012 he found himself racing as a rookie driver in the Polo R Cup national racing championship. Over time he had to readjust the sail and get into automotive journalism to continue enjoying machines on wheels.