Volvo’s newest small SUV, the XC40, is on sale at an introductory price of Rs 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India). For now, you can get the car in a single variant, the R-Design, and the booking amount stands at Rs 5 lakh.
The XC40 is powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel (D4) engine that makes 190hp and 400Nm. Power is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. A petrol engine will be launched if there is a shift in consumer preference. "90 percent of customers demand a diesel engine in this segment, hence we took the decision to offer only a diesel," said Charles Frump, MD, Volvo Auto India.
The car comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, wireless mobile phone charging, a 750-watt 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, Volvo's 9.0-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a powered tailgate, and heated front and rear seats. Safety kid includes lane-keeping assist, blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control, pilot assist, emergency braking, ESP, traction control, hill descent control and eight airbags.