- Only one top-spec R-Design variant
- Powered by 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that generates 187bhp/400Nm
Volvo, the Swedish carmaker, has launched their all-new entry-level SUV, the XC40, for a Introductory price tag of Rs 39.90 lakhs (ex-showroom India). The new entry-level SUV has been introduced only in the top-spec R-Design trim which comes fully loaded with features. The first batch of 200 units of the XC40 have been allocated for India and Volvo has received a very enthusiastic response. We have already driven the Volvo XC40 and you can find a link to our review here.
The Volvo XC40 is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder, in-line, twin turbo diesel engine that generates 187bhp of power and 400Nm of torque. Mated to an eight-speed gearbox, the XC40 gets torque-on-demand all-wheel drive. The XC40 debuts a segment first-driving modes of which there are 3- Sport, dynamic and comfort. But that’s not all as the XC40 can do the 0-100kmph sprint in 7.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 210kmph.
In terms of design, the XC40 features smoked headlamps, Thor Hammer LED DRLs, black ORVMs, dual-tone 18-inch alloy wheels and the traditional vertically stacked LED tail lamps. Moreover, the vehicle gets a blackened treatment for the grille and a black roof with blackened A-Pillars as standard.
The SUV features premium black upholstery with contrasting door inserts. The vehicle further comes with leather stitching on the steering wheel and gear knob. Additionally, the small SUV gets a nine-inch touchscreen system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, along with a panoramic sunroof. Features like wireless phone charging, virtual instrument cluster and 13 speaker 600W Harman Kardon sound system are offered as standard.
The XC40 competes against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3 in the entry-level luxury SUV along with the Land Rover Discovery and the Lexus NX.