Meet the ‘Blood Bull’: India’s first modified Volvo XC40


Volvo launched the XC40 here in July last year and it became the most affordable SUV by the manufacturer in India. The stylish compact SUV retails at Rs. 39.9 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and has three variants to choose from. The brutish SUV you see below too is an XC40, though transformed radically into a wild looking vehicle. Called the Blood Bull, it has been modified by Reddy Customs, a Pune based mod house which also specialises in bike modification. Take a look at the pictures below before we dive further into the details of this mod job.

Volvo Xc40 Mod

The whole body of the Volvo XC40 has been given a new look by the mod guys using body kits and a striking paint scheme. Speaking of which, the Blood Bull comes draped in a black shade with orange highlights. Talking about the changes, the front fascia of the XC40 here has been given a new look and now comes with a new grille as well as a new, sportier bumper. The bonnet gets a large hump in the middle which further enhances its sporty stance. The stock headlamps with signature T design have been retained though. Moving on, the sides get custom body skirts in a black orange shade.

Volvo Xc40 Mod 9

Another major change on the Volvo here is the new alloy wheels. The custom six spoke machined units look quite cool and add further character to the overall look of the vehicle. Moving to the rear end, a big roof end mounted spoiler again lends the SUV a sporty look A new sporty bumper further sets thing in the right direction while the four orange bar designed diffuser looks good. The stock lamps and the chrome-tipped exhaust outlets have been retained but they gel in with the rest of the modified elements seamlessly.

Volvo Xc40 Mod 2

Talking of the Volvo XC40‘s engine and transmission, the SUV gets powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine. This engine churns out a maximum power of 188 Bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque. The Volvo XC40 gets an 8-speed automatic transmission and an AWD system. The XC40 is among the most powerful SUVs in the segment and sure is the most luxurious one too. It comes with a long list of features and has the segment best safety equipments and features, something which is a Volvo trademark. It rivals the likes of BMW X1, Audi Q3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA in the Indian auto market.

Overall, the Volvo XC40 with the custom body kit looks pretty good. Now Volvos are something not many prefer to modify but this one here shows that if done right, a mod job can bring out the true character of a vehicle. Kudos to the guys at Reddy Customs for this mod job then.