2016 has been a relatively good year for Volvo India. They have introduced a few new products across the spectrum, from the rugged S60 Cross Country to the green XC90 hybrid. Now, they have introduced the facelift of their smallest offering, the V40 and the V40 Cross Country hatchback. The new vehicles were introduced at the company’s newly opened dealership at Kerala.
First and foremost, the thing that you will notice the most is the fact that the new vehicle has the ‘Thor hammer’ shaped headlamps which is a new design theme that Volvo is following. These headlamps are full LED. In addition to that, the grill has received a minor update and there are now new set of wheels on offer.
The V40 range comes in 4 variants, the V40 R-Design priced at Rs 28.53 lakhs, the V40 Kinetic priced at Rs 25.49 lakhs, the V40 Cross Country Inscription priced at Rs 29.40 lakhs and the V40 Cross Country Momentum priced at Rs 27.20 lakhs.
While the V40 is offered in the D3 diesel format only, the V40 Cross Country can be had in both diesel (Inscription trim) and petrol (Momentum trim). The D3 is powered by a 2.0 liter engine making 148 Bhp and 320 Nm where as the T4 is powered by a 1.6 liter turbo petrol unit making 177 Bhp and 240 Nm. Both the engines are mated to a 6 speed automatic gearbox.
Volvo offers a lot of kit, especially safety features on all their products. This one comes with pedestrian and driver knee airbag, in addition to the front and side airbags that are usually offered. The top-of-the line variant also gets a fixed panoramic roof, ambient lighting with changable colour options, rear parking camera, park assist and a digital instrument cluster.
The V40 has been the smallest offering from volvo in the country and it takes on the Mercedes A Class and the BMW 1 Series.