The Volvo XC40 is a five-seater SUV that uses the brand's new ‘Compact Modular Architecture (CMA)'. This platform will underpin all upcoming '40' models including EVs. The SUV is sized similar to a Jeep Compass, but it looks very futuristic due to its design. The overall approach might be similar to its siblings, however, the styling makes it look the part.
Volvo has listed all the in-depth details of the features on their Indian website. Volvo cars are already famed for their safety features and the XC40 also carries the legacy forward. It comes equipped with obstruction detection with automatic emergency braking, an optional 360-degree Park Assist, Pilot Assist and Run-off Road Mitigation. The infotainment system in the cabin is a nine-inch Sensus Connect touchscreen with integrated speech recognition. Additionally, the tailgate is electrically-powered and can be actuated by placing your foot under the rear bumper.
Though the XC40 comes in petrol and diesel engine options globally, the Indian market is likely to get only the diesel trim. It comes powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel motor churning out 190bhp of power and 400Nm of torque. Volvo will confirm this soon along with the transmission options and AWD versions, if any.
The Volvo XC40 will be the smallest and cheapest SUV from the brand. It will be arriving in India in 2018 via the CBU route and will compete against the BMW X1, Mercedes GLA and the Audi Q3 when launched in our country.