Swedish automaker Volvo has confirmed the launch of the much anticipated XC40 in the Indian market on 4th July 2018. The pricing details of the XC40 will be revealed at the time of launch and will be launched through CBU route in the country. The XC40 is the smallest and the most affordable XC model in the Swedish carmaker's line-up in the Indian market. Interested customers can pre-book the upcoming Volvo XC40 at a price of Rs 5 lakh at all the authorized dealerships in the country. The company expects all of its first lot of 200 units to be pre-booked before the official launch.
The 2018 Volvo XC40 is positioned below the recently introduced new-gen Volvo XC60 in the company's model line-up and shares the designing and features cues from the XC60 as well as the XC90. However, unlike the XC90 and XC60 which are based on Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, the all-new Volvo XC40 is built on the company's Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform, which the company shares with its Chinese parent company Geely.
Under the hood, the upcoming XC40 will come powered by a 2-litre, 4 cylinder unit churning out 187 bhp, while the torque developed by the SUV is 400 Nm. An 8-speed automatic transmission that powers all the four wheels along with the Haldex AWD system as standard will also be on offer.
The 2018 XC40 will be launched in single R-Design trim and will be offered with features such as panoramic sunroof, 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging, keyless entry, hill start assist and descent control, power tailgate, active turning lights and Harman Kardon entertainment system. The other highlights of the SUV will be its safety features including its radar based driving and safety systems such as adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation along with pilot and lane assist and city safety with pedestrian, cyclist and large animal detection.
When launched, Volvo XC40 will take against the German rivals such as the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA in the country. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for launch updates of the Volvo XC40 in India.