Swedish luxury automaker Volvo has launched its smallest SUV, the XC40 in India with prices starting from Rs 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the new base variant Momentum and Rs 43.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the top-of-the-line 'Inscription'. The automaker has received over 200 bookings for the XC40, within the first two weeks of its launch. Earlier, the mid-level ‘R-Design' variant was launched with an introductory price of Rs 39.90 lakh and the prices for the Volvo XC40 R-Design has now been increased to Rs 42.90 lakh, (ex-showroom, India). Also, with the launch of Volvo XC40 Inscription and Momentum variants, the entire global range is complete and now available in India.
Talking about the new launches, Charles Frump, Managing Director, Volvo Car India shared, "We are absolutely delighted to have received such a positive response for the newly launched XC40. It's a great beginning for us and we expect it to contribute considerably in achieving 10% segment share by 2020."
Mechanically, the Volvo XC40 Inscription and Momentum get the same 2.0 Litre D4 Diesel engine churning out 190 BHP of power and 400 Nm of torque sending power to all the wheels. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The car offers three drive modes – Eco, Comfort and Dynamic.
In terms of looks and features, the newly launched XC40 Momentum variant gets four airbags, cruise control, collision mitigation system (front and back), lane keep assist, reverse parking camera, front and rear parking sensors, hill start assist, two-zone climate control, air quality system, hill descent control, rain sensing wipers, tyre pressure monitoring system, 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, voice control, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, powered front seats, auto-dimming IRVM and panoramic sunroof. However, being the base variant, the Volvo XC40 Momentum will miss out on features such as Harman Kardon audio system, wireless charging, powered tailgate, adaptive cruise control, park assist pilot with park assist, heated seats and keyless entry with remote tag compared to the mid- level R-Design variant.
Taking about the features offered on the top of the line Volvo XC40 Inscription trim, it gets power foldable rear headrests, driftwood decor trim and crystal gear lever over the R-Design variant as additional features. However, it also gets a different front grille and ‘Inscription’ badging on the C-pillar as compared to the R-design trim of the SUV. It also gets the Four-C chassis while the Momentum gets Dynamic chassis and R-Design variant gets Sports chassis. The Four-C, being the most sophisticated system of the lot offers electronically controlled shock absorbers with four settings: Comfort, ECO, Dynamic and Off-road.
Recently, Volvo Cars recorded the best ever sales in India with 33 per cent growth in volumes in Jan-June 2018 compared to last year with the XC60 that sold 25 per cent of the total volume. The Volvo XC40 rival against the likes of the Audi Q3 priced between Rs 34.73 lakh to Rs 42.88 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India), BMW X1 costing between Rs 34.50 lakh to Rs 44.50 lakh (ex-showroom India) and the Mercedes-Benz GLA available between Rs 48.12 lakh to Rs 78.03 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) in the Indian market. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates from Volvo Group