Volvo Car India has launched the all-new Volvo XC40 R-Design
at an introductory price of Rs 39.9 lakh in the compact luxury SUV segment. The
car will be imported from the Ghent plant of Volvo Cars in Belgium. Ever since
the XC40, a compact luxury SUV was launched globally in late 2017, production
at this plant has been ramped up as a result of massive global demand. The car
was launched in the presence of Charles Frump, Managing Director, Volvo Car
The car is powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel
engine, mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The all-new Volvo XC40 is the company’s first
SUV to be based on the Compact Modular Architecture platform which is shared
with its parent company Zhejiang Geely Holding of China. In India, this premium
compact SUV will be pitted against the likes of the Audi Q3, the Mercedes Benz
GLA and the BMW X1. The Volvo XC40 will only be offered in one variant
initially, a fully loaded R-Design.
The car boasts of several modern features. It offers different
drive modes like Eco, Comfort, Off Road, Dynamic and Individual. The car comes
with paddle shifts. There are a plethora of safety features in the Volvo
XC40 like the radar-based ones that include
lane-keeping assist, blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control, pilot
assist, emergency braking etc. Other safety features include ESP, traction
control and hill descent control. The car comes with multiple airbags. There’s
also a feature for auto park-in and park-out, which helps steer the vehicle in and
out of a parking.
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