The famous automobile company Volvo which is known for its brand image and durability have yet again managed to officially announce its brand new ‘2018 Volvo XC40 SUV’will be launched tomorrow in India.
The company had stated at the time that it expects all of its first lot of 200 units to be pre-booked before the official launch. The final specifications, features, and price will be announced tomorrow. But you can expect an ex-showroom price in the range of Rs 40-44 lakh. To know what we think of the XC40, read our first drive review here.
The Volvo XC40 in the R-Design trim comes equipped with a 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.
However, the highlight of the upcoming Volvo XC40 will be 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. Interestingly, all these features are not offered even as an option in the Volvo XC40’s German rivals – the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA.
The Volvo XC40 offers a sure-footed and planted feel at high speeds, while feel and feedback from the steering wheel is good, which adds to its likeable manners. Internationally, the Volvo XC40 comes with petrol T5 and D4 diesel engines. Both are four-cylinder turbocharged units mated to 8-speed Aisin automatics, which are found in other Volvo models as well. The D4 on the India-bound XC40 is a 2-litre diesel that makes 190PS and generates 400Nm.