Volvo has updated the V40 globally with their new trademark – the Thor headlamps and the vertically slatted chrome grille. The V40 will now resemble the 90 series of Volvos, the XC90 SUV in India and the S90 sedan and the V90 wagon globally.
While the entire car remains exactly the same, the engine from the D2 manual trim that is available globally has gone greener with less carbon-di-oxide being emitted. In India though, the V40 is available with only one engine option – the 2.0-litre inline-four turbocharged diesel engine mated to a six speed automatic gearbox.
In an interesting update to the infotainment system, the Volvo smartphone app can now grant remote access to some car features which can be viewed on wearable devices too. You could also sync your calendar which will trigger the car navigation to the required destination. The Flic button in the app can let you lock-unlock the car and also get to pre-heat/pre-cool the car before you get into it.
The V40 is available in both of its’ avatars in India – the V40 hatchback and the V40 Cross Country. The model year 2017 cars will get distinguishing visual nuances for higher trims like the R-Design. The new V40 is expected to be here in India by festive season in October, later this year.