We reported in detail when it emerged that Volvo Cars India intends to launch the Volvo V40 Cross Country in the Indian market. The V40 Cross Country is basically a ‘souped up’ version of the regular V40 and will be priced close to the entry level models from the German car makers.
Now, it has emerged that Volvo India will unveil the V40 Cross Country in April this year. Like most other car makers who are planning to launch a new car in India, the Indian subsidiary of the Swedish car market will launch the car only after the new union budget is announced.
The Volvo V40 Cross Country will come to us via CBU route and deliveries of the new car are likely to begin by May.
The V40 Cross Country rides 40 mm higher than the standard V40. The five-door, five-seat premium car features SUV inspired design details such as anodized, black high-gloss frame around the greenhouse, the black rear-view mirror housings and the sleek rails floating over the roof.
On the inside, the car comes with 40/60 rear seat rear seat and the load compartment can be equipped with a practical hanging load net. The front passenger seat too can be folded forward to create luggage more space. The car also has a storage compartment below the armrest and this compartment comes with a connector for USB/iPod and AUX.
In international markets, the V40 Cross Country gets an All Wheel Drive system for the T5 turbo petrol motor. The five-cylinder 2.5-litre T5 engine has a max power output of 254 hp and peak torque figure of 400 Nm. This variant comes with an automatic transmission and has a claimed 0-100 km/h acceleration figure of 6.1 seconds. The T5 variant is also available with a 2.0-litre engine that has a max power-torque figure of 213 hp-300 Nm.
There is also the T4, a 1.6-litre GTDi engine with 180 horsepower and maximum torque of 270 Nm, including 30 Nm overboost. All engine variants come with start-stop and braking energy regeneration features. The V40 Cross Country also gets a Hill Descent Control on the T5 version.
Volvo India’s Managing Director Mr. Tomas Ernberg has said that the new car will be launched in India with two engine options – 1.6L petrol and 2.0-liter diesel and none of the engine variants will have the AWD system.