Volvo has launched the 2017 Volvo V40 hatchback and the V40 Cross Country in India starting from Rs 25.49 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. We had predicted the launch of the V40 facelift last month itself along with the launch of the XC90 R-Design. The Volvo V40 Cross Country starts at Rs 27.2 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
The 2017 V40 is a mid-life upgrade of the V40 that was launched in India back in 2013. The V40 Cross Country though was introduced in 2015 and carried the same design. As a part of the facelift, the V40s get the latest Thor’s hammer headlamps that have become the new Scandinavian trademark. The old grille has been replaced by the new vertically slatted design on the standard car while the V40 R-Design gets a square-mesh grille and a more aggressive bumper. Both the V40s get new alloys.
On the inside, not much has changed except for the new infotainment system. The V40 can be ordered in three choices for the leather upholstery while the Cross Country gets five including a dual-tone scheme. Being luxury offerings, a long list of creature comforts is a given. Being a Volvo, the V40 exudes safety which is built in its construction as well as with the safety cocoon of seven airbags, ESP and driving aids. The V40, though, is the first Volvo to get pedestrian airbags for the Indian market.
Under the hood, you have the 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine which develops 150bhp of power and 350Nm of torque and comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Both the V40 hatchback and the V40 Cross-Country get front wheel drive. The new engine comes with even lower emissions than the earlier one.