Swedish automaker Volvo Cars today launched the 2017 Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country (CC) in India. With the prices starting from ₹ 25.49 lakh and ₹ 27.2 lakh respectively, the new V40 twins come with a host of cosmetic updates and a number of new features. Volvo Auto India has launched two variants of both the models - V40 D3 R-Design and V40 D3 Kinetic along with V40 CC D3 Inscription and V40 CC T4 Momentum.
Among the number of new addition, the new Volvo V40 and V40 CC now also come with the carmaker's signature Thor's Hammer headlights. Up until now, Volvo has been offering them only with its flagship models the S90 sedan and the XC90 SUV. And similar to the S90 and the XC90, the fronts of cars now also get a new waterfall design grille along with Volvo's large Ironmark at the centre. The rest of the car looks pretty seems to be pretty similar to the older version. The cars do come with new alloy wheels as well. Volvo has also worked upon the cabin, which now comes with three different leather trims for the V40 and five different leather trims for the V40 Cross Country including a dual-tone treatment.
Safety has always been paramount in Volvo cars and the new V40 and V40 CC are not different either. The standard offering alone includes Pedestrian Airbag, which is an industry first for that matter. The rest of the safety equipment include - Safety Cage, 2-stage front airbags with drivers knee bag, pretensioners for front seats, dynamic stability & traction control, emergency brake assist with ABS, side impact protection, whiplash protection. Under the hood, both the Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country remain unchanged and are powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel motor churning out 150bhp and comes mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Volvo has launched the cars along with the new 3S showroom in Kochi - Kerala Volvo. Speaking about the car and the new facility, Tom von Bonsdorff, MD, Volvo Auto India said, "The Launch of V40 & V40 Cross Country today along with the new 3S facility in the heart of Kochi emphasises our commitment to garner a 10% segment share in the medium term. The car was well received when we launched the Cross Country in mid-2013 and the V40 in June 2015. With a refreshed look and even more features this version will find traction among young buyers across India. We are now geared up for leveraging the potential of the Kerala market with our new partner and 3S facility".
Talking about new showroom, Bonsdorff said, "The state-of-the-art 3S facility is in the heart of Kochi. The showroom built on new Volvo Retail Experience is spread over 8000 sqft and the adjoining workshop equipped with latest experienced technicians will be able to attend to customers".