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Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40 is a 5 seater Luxury available in a price range of Rs. 44.50 Lakh*. It is available in 1 variants, a 1969 cc, BS6 and a single Automatic transmission. Other key specifications of the XC40 include a kerb weight of, ground clearance of 211mm and boot space of 460 Liters. The XC40 is available in 6 colours. Over 38 User reviews basis Mileage, Performance, Price and overall experience of users for Volvo XC40.
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Key Specs of Volvo XC40

Engine (upto)1969 cc
BHP187.4
TransmissionAutomatic
Seats5
Boot Space460-litres
Airbagsyes

XC40 Latest Update

Volvo XC40 Price: Volvo retails the XC40 from Rs 43.25 lakh (ex-showroom).

Volvo XC40 Variants: It is sold in a single trim: T4 R-Design.

Volvo XC40 Seating Capacity: Volvo offers it in a five-seater layout.

Volvo XC40 Engine and Transmission: The XC40 is a petrol-only offering; gets a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder unit that produces 190PS of maximum power and 300Nm. Power is sent to the front wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. Volvo is set to officially reveal the prices of the all-electric version of the XC40 (called the XC40 Recharge) soon.

Volvo XC40 Features: The XC40 comes equipped with a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, dual zone climate control with rear AC vents, 13-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, front and rear heated seats and a panoramic sunroof.

Volvo XC40 Safety: It gets Level 2 autonomous driving with lane keep aid and radar-based cruise control. Additional safety features include hill start assist, hill descent control and park pilot assist

Volvo XC40 Rivals: It rivals the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA and the 2022 Audi Q3.

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Volvo XC40 Price

The price of Volvo XC40 starts at Rs. 44.50 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 44.50 Lakh. Volvo XC40 is offered in 1 variants - the base model of XC40 is T4 R-Design and the top variant Volvo XC40 T4 R-Design which comes at a price tag of Rs. 44.50 Lakh.

XC40 T4 R-Design1969 cc, Automatic, PetrolRs.44.50 Lakh*

Volvo XC40 Comparison with similar cars

Volvo XC40 Review

The Volvo XC40 is the only BS6-compliant entry-level luxury SUV in the market right now. That aside, has it got enough to take on the Germans?

Volvo forayed into the entry-level luxury SUV space with the XC40 D4 diesel back in July 2018. Striking a beautiful balance between design, equipment and premiumness, the baby Volvo made a strong case amongst its rivals like the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. Now though, the diesel has bid farewell to make way for a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. We find out if the XC40 with a heart transplant can take off from where the diesel left. And also, can it still stand its ground against the German?

Exterior

This is one area where the XC40 definitely stands ground. In fact, it marks its own territory. We think it is the the best-looking SUV of the bunch thanks to its proportionate and distinctive design. Boxy dimensions (4425mm long, 1863mm wide and 1652mm tall) and Volvo-esque elements such as the Thor’s Hammer LED DRLs, hexagon studded grille and the large vertical tail lamps further add to its charm. 

The flat bonnet, front-end, black cladding, 18-inch wheels and concave surfaces on the lower side of the doors, all come together to give it a muscular appearance. It is the right size, not too large nor too small. This makes it stand out in the segment as the rest look more like crossovers. The class leading 210mm ground clearance is also a contributing factor. 

Viewed from the rear, the XC40 looks youthful and bold at the same time. Highlights include the spoiler, cladding on the bumpers and twin chrome exhaust tips. 

Overall, the XC40 is undoubtedly the right choice if road presence and aesthetics are high on your list. 

Interior

Straight away, you will notice two major changes to the cabin in comparison to the previously available XC40 R-Design diesel. The contrasting orange shade for the carpets and the door pads has been replaced with black and the seats are now covered in Nappa leather instead of Alcantara. We were fans of both, by the way. 

The youthful character of the XC40’s exterior has been duly carried into the cabin. The slim, vertical air con vents and the 9-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen are the first things that you’ll notice. The cabin follows a nice and quirky approach, evident from the mix and match of rectangular and round elements.

Despite black being prominently used, the cabin avoids feeling stuffy by allowing a considerable amount of light in through the panoramic sunroof and the large glass areas. Quality of materials and the overall fit and finish levels throughout the cabin remain impressive. All the touchpoints like the switches feel well-built, especially the rotary knobs on the aircon vents, the central knob for volume and the inside door handle that exude premiumness. We found the cabin to be well insulated and overall, it is a great place to be in, further accentuated by the subtle ambient lighting.

The amount of space inside the cabin, both at the front and the rear is adequate -- you’ll never feel wanting for more. The front seats offer good underhigh support courtesy of the manually extendable under thigh support. Both front seats come with electric adjustment and adjustable lumbar support but you don't get the heated front and rear seats anymore.

The rear seat experience isn't as comfortable as the front. For starters, the cushion is a bit firm. Also, a short seat base means it lacks under thigh support and the seat backrest angle is a bit too upright. Furthermore, ferrying three adults at the rear on a long journey will not be a pleasant experience as the cabin is not wide enough. On the flipside, you get ample knee room, headroom, an armrest with cup holders and obviously that huge panoramic sunroof. 

Features 

As it is only available in a single R-Design variant, Volvo has loaded the XC40 with features. For instance, it gets a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system that lives up to the name, a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster with dedicated themes, a panoramic sunroof, wireless charger, 8-way electrically adjustable front seats and dual zone climate control AC. These features are all welcome but we miss the 360 camera and cooled seats.

The 9.0-inch vertically stacked touchscreen unit is a pleasure to use thanks to the crisp display and clean user interface. It is the right size too and a win from an ergonomic standpoint as it is slightly tilted towards the driver.

Storage

As for storage solutions, Volvo has incorporated several clever storage spaces across the cabin. The front door pockets are sufficient enough for 1-litre bottles and there is also a not-so-obvious underseat storage space for the driver. The central console features a dedicated space for your smartphone and next to the gear lever are two cup holders. You also get a dustbin in front of the central armrest storage. 

The rear passengers also get cupholders in the armrest and medium-sized door pockets. Another addition is the nifty storage space on each side of the rear seats.

Boot space 

There’s 432 litres of boot space in the XC40, which is right up there with the competition. The boot also gets some thoughtful additions like a foldable floor and foldable floor with a storage space underneath. Dig deeper and you will also find the space saver spare tyre. The rear seats come with a 60:40 split option, which further helps you increase the boot space when needed. 

Safety

As expected, the XC40 comes packed with a wide range of safety tech. But what really stands out are the radar-based features. The lane-keeping assist works flawlessly, correcting the steering inputs when it detects a drift. In case you take your hands off the steering wheel, you can see the car steering itself and making sure it follows the lane. Apart from that, the XC40 will also steer back to the road if it detects you are going off the road and even brake when it detects oncoming vehicles.

Other significant safety features include adaptive cruise control, hill start and hill descent control, bending LED headlights, park assist and 7 airbags.

Performance

This is the biggest change as the baby Volvo now comes with just a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine in T4 tune. It produces 190PS and a healthy 300Nm of torque. Volvo has ditched the AWD system and power is now sent to the front wheels through an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The now-discontinued diesel engine was also a 2.0-litre unit with similar power figures but with more torque (400Nm).

We’ll start with refinement and yes, it is so refined that you will barely feel or hear the engine running at idle. Although it is one of the most powerful options in the segment, these figures are delivered in a linear and unhurried manner, making it an easy car to live with. The torque is available from way low down and the engine starts pulling strongly from as low as 2000rpm, making city drives and overtaking slower cars effortless. There is no surge or immediacy in the way the XC40 moves, but it is quick; just that it won’t scare or excite you when you go hard on the throttle.

Out of the four drive modes (comfort, dynamic, eco and off-road), we found the comfort to work the best as dynamic just holds on to the revs unnecessarily without upshifting, even at minimum throttle inputs. Eco is on the lazier side but still enough for urban conditions. But get on the throttle in any mode and the XC40 responds well without any noticeable lag. There is also an individual mode on offer that enables you to select the steering feedback, powertrain and braking characteristics.

The shifts are non-obtrusive, smooth and even though it is not the quickest unit out there, the 8-speed AT is still plenty quick. The engine and the gearbox works seamlessly, delivering good performance in a laid-back manner that will appeal to its target environment -- city drivers. 

Ride and handling 

The ride quality definitely isn't focussed on passenger comfort but the XC40 leaves little room for complaints. In low to moderate city speeds, it filters out the road imperfections but you do have to slow down for bad patches or broken roads. The ride further improves and flattens out as the speeds rise, making things even better. Overall, we can’t say it’s balanced as there is a minor underlying firmness, but it isn’t a dealbreaker. As we mostly drove on well paved roads in Goa, we’ll reserve our final judgement on the ride quality till we get our hands on the XC40 for a thorough road test.

Around corners, the XC40 feels stable with controlled and predictable body movement. It is not a sporty handling SUV, but it doesn't feel very boring or nervous either. The only problem (apart from the exclusion of AWD system) is the steering wheel which lacks feel or feedback. Braking is also strong with good bite and pedal feel.

Verdict

The XC40 T4 R-Design petrol comes across as a solid package with just the right amount of space, performance, comfort and premiumness. The little Volvo has got quite some charm and a desirability quotient to it as well thanks to the unique styling and well-appointed cabin.

Although the XC40 is the most expensive option in the segment at Rs 39.9 lakh, it packs the right qualities, features and safety tech to give its rivals every reason to worry. Furthermore, it is now more affordable than the now-discontinued diesel version. And since it is currently the only BS6-complaint entry-level luxury SUV on sale, we’d suggest you take a serious look at the XC40.

Pros & Cons of Volvo XC40

Things We Like

  • Unique styling with SUV cues
  • Easy to drive BS6-compliant petrol engine and smooth gearbox
  • Cabin design, quality and experience

Things We Don't Like

  • Ride quality is not plush enough
  • Not exciting or sporty to drive
  • The most expensive offering in the segment

Stand Out Features

  • Pros & Cons of Volvo XC40

    Radar-based safety features

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    9-inch vertical touchscreen

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    LED bending headlights

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    Harman/Kardon 14-speaker sound system

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    12.3-inch digital instrument cluster

  • Pros & Cons of Volvo XC40

    Adaptive cruise control

Specification of Volvo XC40

Fuel TypePetrol
Engine Displacement (cc)1969
No. of cylinder4
Max Power (bhp@rpm)187.40bhp
Max Torque (nm@rpm)300Nm
Seating Capacity5
TransmissionTypeAutomatic
Boot Space (Litres)460
Fuel Tank Capacity54.0
Body TypeSUV
Ground Clearance Unladen211mm

Volvo XC40 User Reviews

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    The interior of the XC40 again is like all Volvo fantastic. The design, build and overall feel exudes the feeling of being premium.

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Volvo XC40 Colours

Volvo XC40 car is available in 6 different colors. View all car images with different colour options on Cardekho.

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  • Bursting Blue
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  • Crystal White
    Crystal White
  • Osmium Grey Metallic
    Osmium Grey Metallic
  • Fusion Red
    Fusion Red

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What is the exact on-road price of Volvo XC40?

The on-road price of XC40 in Delhi starts at Rs. 51,39,982. The on-road price is inclusive of RTO charges and insurance.

Which car is better XC40 or Fortuner?

XC40 price starts at Rs 44.50 Lakh ex-showroom and Fortuner price starts Rs 31.79 Lakh ex-showroom. Compare these two models on the basis of their price, features & specs.

What will the EMI or down payment for Volvo XC40?

Volvo XC40 EMI starts at ₹ 97,833 per month for a tenure of 60 months @ 9.8% for a loan amount of Rs 46.26 Lakh & down payment will be ₹ 5.14 Lakh.

Is Volvo XC40 a 4x4?

Volvo XC40 does not offer 4 wheel drive transmission in Indian Market. Check more specifications of XC40 on CarDekho.

Is Volvo XC40 a 5 or 7 seater SUV?

Volvo XC40 is a 5 seater car, Which is priced at Rs 44.50 Lakh. Check more 5 seater SUV options on CarDekho.

What are the colour options of Volvo XC40?

Bright Silver,Black Stone,Bursting Blue,Crystal White,Osmium Grey Metallic,Fusion Red are the colour options of XC40.

Is Volvo XC40 is a 7 Seater Car?

No, the Volvo XC40 isn't a 7 seater car. You can choose a 7 seater car on CarDekho.

Can we fit with 360 degree camera in XC40?

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How many airbags are there

SonuG asked on 2 Oct 2021

Volvo XC40 features 7 airbags.

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In general, the airbags do not deploy when the ignition is off. Also, the airbag...

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Does it is has auto parking

Akshat asked on 14 May 2021

Volvo XC40 does not features auto parking.

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Volvo XC40 is not avaiable with a 360 view camera.

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