Volvo XC40 R-Design has been launched in India for INR 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom). Booking amount for the new car is INR 5 lakh. The compact SUV flaunts excellent levels of detail on both exterior and interior components. The front features traditional Volvo grille and LED headlights, keeping up the promise of purity intact with their most affordable SUV for India.
They have left no objectionable points for the outer side as one gets Volvo specific vertical tail lights, sporty spoiler, 19 inch wheels and dual exhaust exits to match the benchmarks that were placed by higher priced models. Craftsmanship is further experienced through the impressively finished door handles, alloy wheels, and other interior highlights.
The youthful character of Volvo XC40 is visible through the high nose, higher seating and agile handling of this compact car. The word compact comes when comparing this car to other Volvo products in India as otherwise, it measures 4425 mm in length, 1910 mm in width, 1659 mm in height, and the wheelbase of the SUV stands at 2703 mm.
The nearest size specific rival in Jeep Compass but pricing takes it closer to rivals like Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Mercedes GLA. Volvo offers a powerful 1969 cc, four-cylinder diesel engine producing 190 HP at 4000 rpm and 400 Nm at 1750-2400 rpm.
The power needs to push this 1733 kg SUV and thus, 0-100 kph comes in 7.9 seconds. Buyers will enjoy 586 liters of boot space with all seats in the upright position. Every function on this car is controlled through the huge touchscreen infotainment system, leaving behind the need for buttons in this modern SUV.
Design and material quality on Volvo XC40 are simply amazing, setting new benchmark through its ultra-luxurious key fob too. Buying an XC40 won’t make you feel like you saved some money by skipping the bigger option as everything feels so perfect that one never thinks of a bigger version. The use of panoramic sunroof completes the package.