Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has finally launched the much awaited XC40 in India at a lucrative introductory price of Rs 39.99 lakhs. Competing against the likes of the BMW X1, the Audi Q3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the entry-level SUV from the company is available only in a single spec R-Design variant.
What’s good about it?
Volvo XC40 is clearly a good looking car. The entry-level SUV gets 18-inch diamond cut matt black alloy wheels and panoramic sunroof with integrated LED mood lighting. For convenience, the vehicle is offered with wireless QI mobile phone charging, Bluetooth connectivity and air-ventilated woofer. The vehicle also gets an interesting set of safety features such as semi-autonomous Pilot Assist system, the latest generation of city safety, cross traffic alert with auto brake, run-off road protection and mitigation and a 360 degree camera that aids parking in tight spaces.
What’s not so good?
Well, the entry-level SUV from Volvo is indeed a well-built product. However, the rear seat can be a squeeze for three people. Moreover, although the company is expanding the service network in the country, as of now it is only limited to after sales support.
Diesel - 1969cc - 190bhp/400Nm
Introductory price of Rs 39.90 lakhs
Did you know?
Volvo XC40 is in fact the first model to be based on the new modular vehicle architecture (CMA) platform and also ready for future electrification of vehicles. The new platform is reportedly co-developed within Geely.