Demand for the recently launched Volvo XC40 luxury SUV has been spectacular. Within weeks of launch, the Swedish luxury car maker has moved no less than 200 units of the XC40 luxury SUV off showroom floors into customer homes. Responding to the high demand, Volvo has launched the XC40 in two more trims.
The Volvo XC40 is now available in Momentum D4 and Inscription D4 trims, priced at INR 39.9 lakhs (ex-showroom) and INR 43.9 lakhs (ex-showroom), respectively. The D4 R-Design trim is priced at Rs. 42.9 lakhs, ex-showroom. All variants of the Volvo XC40 are imported into India through the completely built unit (CBU) route.
Volvo does have plans to start assembling the XC40 in India, at its Hoskote factory, through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route. However, the CKD assembly of this SUV is expected to commence only next year. Charles Frump – Managing Director, Volvo Car India, said,
We are absolutely delighted to have received such a positive response for the newly launched XC40. It’s a great beginning for us and we expect it to contribute considerably in achieving 10% segment share by 2020.
All variants of the Volvo XC40 use a 2 litre-4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that puts out 188 Bhp of peak power and 400 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to an 8 speed torque converter automatic gearbox as standard. Moreover, all variants of this SUV get an all wheel drive layout as standard, making the XC40 a segment leader.
The Volvo XC40 is not just the most powerful luxury SUV in its segment, which has other players such as the Audi Q3, the BMW X1 and the Mercedes Benz GLA, but is also the most luxurious one. Features on offer include a 9.0-inch Sensus touchscreen, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, leather-suede seat covers, a panoramic sunroof, radar based driving-assist and safety assist system, adaptive cruise control, automatic collision avoidance and emergency braking. Of course, airbags and ABS are standard safety features.
In the meantime, here is our video review of the XC40