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201303 Jun

volvo v40 india

 

WHEN: July 2013

HOW MUCH: Rs 24 - 26 lakh

ENGINE: 2.0-litre diesel, 150 PS, 350 Nm, 6-speed automatic, front-wheel drive

COMPETITION: BMW X1, Mercedes B-Class

 

Volvo has had a quiet innings in the country. With a model range comprising just two sedans and two SUVs, its sales have been limited. But the Chinese owned Swedish car-maker is getting ready to launch an all-new contender right into the meat of the entry-luxury market. Let’s take a look at the Volvo V40 Cross Country, coming to India in a few weeks’ time.

 

The original Volvo V40 was a big estate. The new V40 is a compact estate, or a big hatchback, depending on what you’d like to call it. The visual proportions are longer than a conventional hatchback, but not quite as long in profile as a full-fledged estate.

The Volvo V40’s face shares a lot of cues with its bigger S60 sibling. The bulbous front grille gives it a very prominent snout, and the two-part grille with the scuff plate below gives it a sporty yet rugged appearance. The fog lamps are recessed in the plastic front cladding.
you get scuff plates along the lower part of the door sills as well, and some cladding at the rear, hinting at the V40’s off-road pretensions.

 

volvo v40 safety

The Volvo V40 Cross Country also comes equipped with the pioneering pedestrian airbag safety feature.

 

The rear features heavily-stylised tail lamps, but for the most part, it appears very cool and modern. The rear hatch might not have the most practical aperture shape, but this is unlikely to deter potential buyers.

 

Surprisingly, the interiors of the V40 display none of the pizzazz of the car’s exterior, and instead you’ll find sober shapes and colours. It actually comes across as a little dull, but you won’t fault the build quality, which is as good as anything from Germany.

 

volvo v40 dashboard

 

Powering the Volvo V40 are a range of petrol and diesel engines from Volvo’s line-up, but for India, it is the D3 diesel which is most likely to come to our shores. This engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Power is 150 PS, while torque is 350 Nm. The V40 Cross Country weighs in at just 1.6 tonnes however, which means performance is sprightly. Volvo claims the V40 Cross Country can accelerate to 100 km/h in just 9.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 205 km/h, which is plenty fast for our roads. Fuel economy should be impressive as well, with Volvo claiming 19.6 km/l in the European driving cycle. There is a four-wheel drive version as well, but for the Indian market we expect the V40 Cross Country to be front-wheel drive only.

 

The Volvo V40 will go up against some really stiff competition, which includes cars like the popular BMW X1 and the Mercedes B-Class. We can’t really compare it to the Audi Q3 however, since that is a proper SUV, but the prices will be close. We expect the new Volvo V40 Cross Country to retail for anywhere between Rs 24 – 26 lakh when it goes on sale. It will be an uphill task, but the combination of good build quality, interesting styling and premium badge, plus its relative uniqueness should help it to corner its own little niche.

 

volvo v40 rear

 

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Volvo has had a quiet innings in the country. With a model range comprising just two sedans and two SUVs, its sales have been limited. But the Chinese owned Swedish car-maker is getting ready to launch an all-new contender right into the meat of the entry-luxury market. Let’s take a look at the Volvo V40 Cross Country, coming to India in a few weeks’ time. Read More...

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