In June 2013, Volvo India entered the small luxury car segment with the V40 Cross Country. It was made available with only a 2.0 liter 5 cylinder diesel engine which chunrs out 150 bhp making it the most powerful when compared to the BMW 1-Series and the Mercedes A-class. Now, Volvo India will be launching the V40 Cross Country petrol variant on April 20.
The V40 Cross Country Petrol is expected to be powered by a 1.6 liter petrol motor. This 1.6 liter is nothing but a 1.6 liter Ecoboost mill sourced from Ford. The turbocharged motor is available in two states of tune globally- 150 PS and 185 PS. If Ford brings the 185 PS version and prices it under 30 lakh, we are sure enthusiasts will be flocking Volvo showrooms pan India.
As is the case with other Volvo offerings, the V40 Cross Country is available currently with the following safety features :
- SIPS airbags
- Knee airbags
- Inflatable curtain airbags
- Start-stop technology
- Front seats with whiplash protection
The car also benefits from premium features such as-
- Panoramic sunroof
- Clean air filter technology for the HVAC
- Cruise control
- Leather upholstery
- Heated and power front seats with memory settings for the driver
- Rear parking camera and front and rear parking sensors
Volvo India will also be launching the standard hatchback version of the V40 Cross Country known as only the V40. Also on cards is the launch of the S60 T6 with a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing about 304bhp. It has been already confirmed from Volvo that it will be launching the new XC90 in September.