14-Jun-2013: The highly acclaimed luxury car maker from Sweden, Volvo Car Corporation has launched their stylish crossover, Volvo V40 for the Indian populace. This wonderful cross country vehicle has been launched at a price of Rs. 28.50 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi) and will be available at all the Volvo dealerships across the country. This Volvo V40 is equipped with a power packed 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel mill, which can displace close to 1984cc and has the capacity to churn out an incredible 150bhp in combination with a pounding maximum torque output of 350Nm, which is rather excellent. The company claims that this crossover has the ability to generate a healthy mileage of 16.80 Kmpl, which has also been certified by ARAI. This performance packed diesel engine is skilfully mated with a six speed automatic transmission gear box. The company has loaded this new Volvo V40 crossover with a long list of comfort and safety aspects, which will certainly lure the customers into buying it. With the launch of this new crossover, the company will certainly increase their foot hold in the profitable Indian car market.
The automobile giant and luxury car maker from beautiful locales of Sweden, which was established way back in the year, 1927 in Gothenburg has come a long way and has manufactured innovative and reliable cars since then. Volvo Car Corporation is doing fantastic sales in the European car market along with quite a number of other international automobile markets as well. This Swedish automobile manufacturing company is presently owned by Zhejiang Geely, which is a multinational Chinese automobile manufacturer. Volvo Car Corporation was acquired by this Chinese auto giant in year 2009 and this is said to be the biggest acquisition overseas by any Chinese company till date. This company has quite a number of luxury cars in varied segments prevalent in the lucrative Indian car market . All the vehicles of this company are being brought in through the CBU (completely built up units) route for the Indian populace to buy from. There are quite a number of dealerships and service centers across the country, which are solely into selling Volvo cars in India. The company has launched a cross country version for the Indian car enthusiasts, which is christened as Volvo V40. This cross country vehicle was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, 2012. This Volvo V40 crossover has been on sale in the European as well as the other UK based car markets since quite sometime now and is doing impressive business for the company. Apart from these markets, this crossover is also prevalent in other international car markets as well. Volvo Car Corporation has now launched this Volvo V40 cross country vehicle in the Indian luxury segment as well for increasing foot hold in the profitable Indian automobile market as well. This Volvo V40 is said to be built on the Ford C1 platform, which is also used with some modifications by Volvo C30 as well. The modifications range from electric power steering to revised spring and damper settings. The company has launched this Volvo Crossover with only a diesel engine version as of now for the Indian customers. The diesel mill is a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine , which is quite powerful and has been highly acclaimed in the car markets, wherein its already doing its duty.
This engine is skilfully coupled with a six speed automatic transmission gear box, which ensures smoother gear shifts at all times. The main competitor for this newly launched Volvo V40 crossover is the yet to be launched BMW X1 and the Audi Q3 along with the Mercedes Benz B Class, all of which will have fierce competition with this crossover in the country. Volvo cars across the world have always been an epitome of safety and are seen as a benchmark, when it comes to the stability of the vehicle. Apart from the safety features, the Volvo V40 cross country vehicle has a sporty character and is capable of delivering an overwhelming performance that helps one make a style statement. With this Volvo V40 now launched in the country, the Swedish car maker will certainly gain some more popularity in this car market. This all new Volvo V40 crossover has been equipped with class leading and top of the line aspects, which will certainly astound the customers. This cross country vehicle has been equipped with dual front airbags, external airbags and a rear alert. The driver interface is also customized and the design strictly depicts performance. With this improved driver interface, one can monitor performance levels and drive with elegance. The rear view mirror has the auto dim feature with which the bright headlights are automatically adjusted. This incredible Volvo V40 also has a panoramic glass based sun roof that lets a lot of natural light enter this crossover, making the ambiance very cheerful. One can also change the interior lighting as per the mood.
There is the ECO mode where one can drive more, burn lesser fuel and emit lesser carbon dioxide along with three modes of power steering, where the steering mode can be chosen as per the speed. Then there is the advanced brake energy regeneration, which helps in generating battery charging power as soon as one steps on the brake. The park easy with the Park Assist Pilot and the Park Assist Sensors along with the Park Assist rear camera makes it very simple to park this Volvo V40 crossover in the tightest of parking slots. The internal illumination is brilliant and lights up the the cabin as per your own mood. The advanced music system has varied input options and the passengers can also pair their mobile phone to stay connected with the Bluetooth technology that allows the occupants to make calls and play music using wireless features. In other words, the Volvo V40 is one of those prominent vehicles, which will become a rage very shortly in this segment with its new and innovative functions. Armed with such incredible and best in class features that have been disclosed above, this all new Volvo V40 is definitely going to increase the competition in the Indian car market and in its segment, which has very few contenders as of now.
The exteriors of this newly launched Volvo V40 crossover are dramatic with enchanting looks and a captivating appeal to it. The front facade of this cross country vehicle has been given a thick chrome strip surrounding the perforated large radiator grille, which also has been affixed with the prominent badge of the company. This grille is flanked by a radiant head light cluster, which have been equipped with powerful lamps. The front bumper is has a wide air dam with the same perforated grille as above , which helps in cooling the powerful engine behind it. This air dam is surrounded by a pair of large and luminous fog lamps, which further help in enhancing the visibility of the driver in the dark and overcast conditions. The front bonnet is large and slanting towards the front, which also has a couple of character lines with three water throwers for the wide front windscreen. This laminated front windscreen is quite broad and gives better all round visibility while driving and is equipped with a couple of intermittent wipers, which clean the windscreen efficiently during the monsoons. The side profile of this newly launched Volvo V40 crossover has body colored pull type door handles along with black colored external wing mirrors, which have been integrated with side turn blinkers. The pronounced and neatly carved out wheel arches of this Volvo V40 crossover has been equipped with a set of classy alloy wheels, which have been further fitted with robust tubeless radial tyres that have a good road grip. The rear end of this charming Volvo V40 crossover has a large wind screen, which has been equipped with a rear wash and wipe system along with a defogger, which enhances the driving experience of the driver. Then the tailgate has the company's badging on it along with a curvy tail lamp cluster, which has radiant lights integrated in it. Then the rear end also has a sporty rear spoiler, a couple of reflectors that add to the safety quotient of this Volvo V40 crossover. The roof has a set of stylish roof rails, which add to the sportiness of the spoiler along with a compact roof antenna and dual exhaust tail pipes as well.
The overall dimensions of this sturdy Volvo V40 crossover are very roomy and have lots of space for the occupants. The total length of this crossover is about 4370mm along with an overall width of 1857mm , which also includes the protruding external wing mirrors. Then this latest entrant, Volvo V40 crossover has a spacious wheel base of 2646mm, which is very comfortable for all the occupants and gives them ample leg room along with apt head and shoulder space for an effortless driving experience. The overall height of this Volvo V40 crossover is close to 1473mm, which is quite good. This cross country vehicle also has a remarkable ground clearance of 145mm, which makes it easier to maneuver across any terrain in the country. The boot space can accommodate 335 litres of baggage in the designated luggage compartment, while this can be increased to a lot more with the back seats folded forward. The boot has a couple of luggage restraint nets, which assist in holding the baggage together and safe. The Volvo V40 crossover has a large fuel tank of 60 litres, which is rather good even for longer drives on the highways. This incredible cross country vehicle has a minimum turning circle diameter of close to 10.9 meters as well.
Ed's take: The interiors of the V40 are well designed and stylish too. It gets several bells and whistles that not enhance your comfort, but also improve the safety. The boot of the V40 is large enough also.
The Interiors of this marvelous Volvo V40 crossover have been done up with élan. The company has put in some of the best in class features, which are positively going to give the occupants a luxuriant driving experience. To begin with, the seats of this cross country vehicle are very firm, but at the same time are immensely comfortable and neatly sculpted. The front driver as well as the side passenger seat can be adjusted and customized along with offering lumbar support as well. All the interior surfaces have been done up with high quality material, which makes this Volvo V40 crossover very elegant and up market. The dash board has a very soft feel to it and all the controls on it are very easy to use and user friendly. There is quite a bit of chrome used in the interiors as well such as there is a chrome trim on the controls of the air conditioner as well as the infotainment unit. Then there is some chrome used on the steering wheel and the interior door handles also get a chrome finish. Along with these the air conditioner duct sliders as well as the locking button of the hand brake also gets some chrome treatment , which gives this Volvo V40 crossover a well groomed look.
The complete interior of this Volvo V40 crossover is done up with well designed Grey and black combination color scheme, which has a subtle matte type of a finish dash board. Along with the dash board even the central console has this elegant matte finish, while the door panels have the similar interior effect as well. There is a removable parcel shelf at the rear, while there are storage compartments in the side panels as well. There is storage in the front and rear doors as well along with some space to store things under the front passenger seat. There is a large storage box under the front center arm rest. While the main glove box in the front has is quite large and deep, which can store quire a few things inside it. Apart from all these, there are quite a number of other storage spaces as well in this newly launched Volvo V40 crossover.
The company has given this Volvo V40 crossover with a long list of comfort and convenience aspects, which will certainly bowl over the customers. To begin with, this cross country vehicle has a sliding panoramic glass based sunroof, a powerful and proficient air conditioning unit with a heater that also has a clean air filter technology, cruise control to enhance the driving experience, plush leather heated seats that can be adjusted electrically and also has memory settings, which further enhances the comfort quotient of the driver, rear parking assist with camera as well as sensors for simplified parking anywhere, a digital instrument cluster that has quite a few notification and warning lamps, a built in illuminating TFT display screen of eight inches, which can be customized and has three different modes such as Elegance, Economy and also Performance. All these and many more such aspects have been incorporated in this latest entrant .
This premium Volvo V40 crossover is rather spacious and offers all the passengers with apt comfort and space on the inside. This cross country vehicle has the ability to take in five passengers with ease and provide them with a roomy leg room along with a reasonable shoulder and head space, which will ensure a comfortable driving experience for all the occupants. With regards to the internal dimensions of this Volvo V40 crossover, it offers a moderate headroom of 984mm for the front passengers and about 932mm for the rear seat occupants .
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Biarritz Blue Metallic
Raw Copper Metallic
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Ed's take: The 150bhp makes the Volvo V40 a quick hatchback. The torque produced at the low end adds more punch to it.
The newly launched Volvo V40 cross country is being offered only with a diesel engine option presently. The 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel mill has five cylinders and is mated with a powerful fuel supply system. This engine can propel this newly launched crossover from 0 – 100 Kmph in close to 8.68 seconds , while the top speed that can be attained by this diesel engine is about 205 Kmph, which is certainly going to give a lot of excitement to the occupants inside it.
Ed's take: The V40 produces sufficient power to drive in city or the highway, but even to make those quick overtaking moves.
The company is offering this Volvo V40 crossover with only a diesel engine option as of now. This diesel mill is a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine , which is quite powerful and has been highly acclaimed in the car markets, wherein its already doing its duty. This 1984cc based diesel mill has the ability to generate an impressive 150bhp at 3500rpm along with a pounding maximum torque of 350Nm at 1500 – 2750rpm , which is rather stupendous. This engine is also cleverly mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox, which ensures smoother gear shifts at all times.
Ed's take: The V40 returns a fuel economy of about 16km/l as per the ARAI cycle. In real world, it should return about 11-12km/l.
This all new Volvo V40 crossover if being offered only in a diesel engine based option to the Indian buyers. The diesel mill is a 5-cylinder based, 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel mill, which has impressive power and torque generation. This diesel engine based version is said to be able to produce a reasonably good mileage of 16.81 Kmpl, which is quite good for the Indian road and traffic conditions .
Ed's take: The power produced by the V40 is good, and at about 150bhp of power at tap it is good for its size.
The company is offering this Volvo V40 cross country vehicle with a performance packed diesel engine option. This 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine is quite powerful and energetic. This diesel mill has the ability to displace close to 1984cc and can generate an impressive 150bhp at 3500rpm along with a pounding maximum torque of 350Nm at 1500 – 2750rpm, which is rather stupendous . This engine is also cleverly mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox, which ensures smoother gear shifts at all times.
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Ed's take: The V40 being a luxury hatchback gets all the frills one will need in a luxury car.
There is a complete entertainment package in the Volvo V40 crossover that makes the drive luxuriant. There is this high performance and sophisticated audio system with speakers along with a TFT display based touchscreen. This advanced multimedia system with premium sound quality is compatible with MP3, audio streaming and also has other input options such as a USB port and an Aux-In interface. The instrument cluster has a digital TFT crystal display with driver control interface . There is an intuitive interface that helps the driver use hi-tech features. All important information about this crossover is displayed on a 8-inch color screen, which provides vital information about the city safety, collision warning with pedestrian detection, driver alert control, lane keeping aid, audio details as well as the phone functions. Everything can be conveniently controlled with a touch of a button. The Bluetooth hands free system also comes integrated internationally in this Volvo V40 crossover. Apart from all these, the company also has quite a number of other accessories as well, which can be integrated in this charming cross country vehicle.
Ed's take: The handling of Volvos has always been good and the V40 is no different. The suspension set-up is also well tweaked for good ride and handling.
The company has equipped this newly launched Volvo V40 crossover with one of the best possible combination of the most luxuriant driving experience along with efficient braking and sturdy handling. Since it competes with the best in class vehicles of the car industry, this undoubtedly is a major factor that comes into play. The front wheels of this cross country vehicle has been equipped with a McPherson spring strut , which is mounted on a rigid body with a low center of gravity. While the rear axle has been fitted with an advanced multi-link type of a mechanism. All of which then translate into a feeling of being in command and in safe control. The front and rear suspensions also interact to provide stable braking and crisp steering. The dynamic stability and traction control along with advanced stability control, corner traction control all put together helps in keeping this Volvo V40 crossover very much under complete control of the driver. The antilock braking system which also has been augmented with the hydraulic Brake Assist along with ready alert brakes give an assurance of a safe drive. There are also the active high beams, LED day time running lights , adaptive brake lights, the advanced blind spot information system which also includes a lane change merge aid and cross traffic alert as well. All these features together makes driving this newly launched Volvo V40 crossover, a very pleasant, luxuriant and a stress free in experience in terms of braking as well as handling.
Ed's take: Volvo vehicles are one of the most safest vehicles and the V40 is no different. It also gets auto-stop even when the vehicle is moving at a speed of 50km/hr to avoid any collisions and EuroNCAP has rated it to be the most safest car that is ever tested by this organisation.
The list of these crucial and significant protective aspects, which have been loaded into this newly launched Volvo V40 crossover is quite long and the company has given it almost everything available in this segment. Volvo cars across the global markets are known to be one of the safest cars in their segment. As per the Euro NCAP ratings, this Volvo V40 crossover has received five star ratings in the crash tests and is the highest scoring vehicle in this segment. There are a long list of features in this cross country vehicle, which have helped it to achieve these high scores. In terms of protective safety features, this newly launched Volvo V40 has a reinforced passenger compartment that has a immense strength and yet is light weight. The cage of the compartment in case of front and rear collisions, the respective crumple zones distribute the force and thus reduce the impact on the passengers inside the car.
Then there is the energy absorbing frontal structure, side impact protection system, safety seat belts, head restraints on all seats, power child locks for rear doors. Apart from these aspects, the company has also equipped this latest entrant with remote controlled central locking, automatic door locking, global locking and closing along with immobilizer and theft protected locks. There is also the approach and home safe lighting along with lockable wheel bolts and power retractable door mirrors with ground lighting . The inventory of these safety functions include hill decent control along with traction control that helps in the stability of this crossover on slopes and inclines, anti-lock brakes with brake assist and other functions to enhance the braking system, dual stage airbags with passenger airbag deactivation switch, side airbags, pedestrian airbag all of which will further bolster the safety quotient of all the occupants inside this crossover, anti-submarining protection, stability control, whiplash protection and many more such aspects, which definitely ensures immense protection for all the passengers sitting inside this newly launched Volvo V40 crossover.
The flared up and astutely carved out wheel arches of this newly launched Volvo V40 crossover has been fitted with a classy set of light weight alloy wheels . These stylish set of rims, which are in brushed aluminum finish are 17 inch 'Larenta' model wheels, which add to the sportiness of this cross country vehicle. These alloy wheels have been further covered with sturdy tubeless radial Tempa tyres,which are of size T 115/90 R16 92M , which have a robust grip on any terrain.
Powerful engine options, very comfortable, loaded with advanced features.
Mileage can be better, expensive price tag, maintenance and repairs.
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With the on going battle between luxury car makers, Volvo has introduced the V40 Cross Country for Rs 28.5 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Just one more day, and India will have the much anticipated Volvo V40 Cross Country in India, which will be launched at the company's new showroom in Gurgaon. It will be the company's most affordable vehicle, which will compete against both the luxury compact crossovers and luxury hatchbacks. Volvo V40 Cross Country is basically an off-roading competent version of the V40 Hatch, so it can be pitched both as an off-roading capable vehicle and luxury hatchback. The V40 Cross Country will compete against the likes of BMW X1 and Audi Q3 in crossover segment, while to the Merc A-Class and upcoming BMW 1-Series in growing luxury hatchback space.
June 14, 2013 it is, when the much anticipated Volvo V40 Cross Country will make its Indian debut at the company's new showroom in Gurgaon. Volvo's Indian car line-up includes S60, S80, XC60 and XC90, the V40 Cross Country will be the most affordable Volvo car ever to lure young professionals. Volvo V40 Cross Country is basically an off-roading capable version of the V40 hatch, so, it enjoys image of being both an off-roading competent vehicle and luxury hatchback. This will also help Volvo to position the V40 against both the compact Crossovers (BMW X1, Audi Q3) and upcoming luxury hatchbacks including Mercedes-Benz A-Class and BMW 1-Series.