Volvo India has added another car in its convoy with the launch of Volvo V40 Cross-country in the country. The luxury hatchback has been launched at the starting price tag of INR 24.75 lacs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The car is available in total two trims viz. Kinetic (base variant) and D3 R-Design. The latter is priced at INR 27.70 lacs. The car is powered by the same Cross Country’s D3 turbo diesel engine which produces 147.5bhp and peak torque of 350Nm. This diesel mill is mated to 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox which imparts power to the front wheels.
Exterior of VOLVO V40 Cross-Country
This newly launched hatchback inherits the aerodynamic silhouette of the company, which makes it look stunning from all round. It borrows the body structure and chassis along with several exterior cosmetics of the luxury Cross Country, but misses out in terms of rugged features. This hatch has a dual tone rear bumper, while its front one is in body colour. There is a small air intake section on the front bumper accompanied by LED DRLs. The radiator grille has a thin chrome surround and is complimented by a company emblem positioned in the center. Another attractive aspect is the headlight cluster with projector lamps along with black accents, which adds to its bold appeal. Not to forget that the expressive slanting forward bonnet is another aspect that emphasizes its aerodynamic stance. On the other hand, the R-Design trim gets a fixed panoramic sunroof as standard. At the same time, there are metallic accents on the A pillars, which can be seen from the frontage. This hatchback has a stylish side facet owing to its low stance and bigger fenders. This exclusive trim also gets a special set of alloy wheels as part of R-Design package. While the door handles along with ORVM caps have been painted in body colour. However, the top end version gets the outside mirrors in a glossy non-body colour that emphasizes its exclusivity. This vehicle has a unique rear facet thanks to the glossy black finishing on its tailgate embedded with ‘VOLVO’ lettering. Enhancing this swanky stance is the tail-light cluster that has an attractive lighting pattern featuring LEDs.
Interior of VOLVO V40 Cross-Country
The manufacturer has introduced this vehicle in two variants among which, the top end trim gets a black coloured interior. It is further complimented by the contrast top-stitching given to the leather upholstery. At the same time, it also gets brushed metallic accents all-over that distinguishes it from other luxury models. Its dashboard comprises of a digital instrument cluster along with a infotainment system and several control switches. The seating is very comfortable, thanks to its ergonomic design accompanied by side bolsters. The floor console in the cockpit houses a gearbox along with a storage unit. The space inside the vehicle is lavish and is good enough to host five occupants.
The best of comfort features are offered in this vehicle, which makes the drive quite enjoyable. Starting with its ergonomically designed seats, they are integrated with headrests and provide enhanced support. The height and angle of its front seats can be adjusted, which also help in giving proper under-thigh support. The heating function additionally makes its passengers feel warm, when driving in freezing temperatures. On the other hand, the split folding function for its rear seat, aids to bring in more luggage inside. It is bestowed with climate control, while the dust and pollen filter assists in purifying the cabin air. An adaptive TFT instrumentation is another aspect, whose color changes based on different driving modes. In particular, the availability of a panoramic sunroof made of dark tinted laminated glass, is a plus point. It not only gives a thrilling feel, but also protects from UV radiation. It has power adjustable door mirrors, which are heated as well. To further add to the convenience, it includes both front and rear power windows, which can be easily lowered or raised just at the press of a button. An advanced music system is also offered, which supports Bluetooth connectivity and has a touchscreen display. In addition to all these, it also includes cruise control function, rain sensing wipers, sliding armrest, sun visors equipped with illuminated vanity mirrors, reverse camera, heated windscreen, automatically dimmed inside mirror, and a few others that adds to the comfort quotient.
Engine and Transmission of Volvo V-40 Cross-Country
This model is available in two variants both of which, carry the 2.0-litre diesel mill. It is coupled with a six speed automatic transmission gear box, which delivers power to its front wheels. This power train comes with a total displacement capacity of 1984cc. It carries 5-cylinders, twenty valves and gives a healthy fuel economy. This motor can generate 150bhp peak power and yields torque output of 350Nm between 1500 and 2750rpm.Volvo V-40 Cross-Country features an engine start/stop technology helping it to deliver a maximum mileage of 23.25 Kmpl, which is rather impressive considering its size and stature.
Volvo V-40 Cross-Country houses a five cylinder mill that has a displacement capacity of 1984cc. This power plant can generate a commanding power of 150bhp in combination with a hammering torque of 350Nm.
At last I would like to say that Vovlo taking a step to stength its presence in Indian luxury car market. It is a good move by Volvo to introduced Volvo V40 Cross-Country. What do you think ?