Well, let me tell you in the first line itself. This isn’t the same model which Volvo launched here last year- V40 Cross Country. This upcoming V40 model is a hatchback derivative of the same car. While the V40 Cross Country is priced at 32 lakh INR, the hatchback model will be piced significantly lower.
Both model are built on the same platform and share most of the components. They differ in terms of exterior styling. While the V40 Cross Country is more like a crossover and sports a rugged styling, the V40 hatchback does not feature the sump guards, side body cladding, roof-rails and larger wheels seen on the V40 Cross Country. The V40 hatchback is also equipped with different front and rear bumpers without the sump guard and distinct horizontal Day-time Running Lights. The hatchback will also adopt a interior design will be similar to the Volvo V40 Cross Country, albeit with fewer features.
Volvo India will be launching the V40 hatchback with a front wheel drive D3 variant. Powering the car will be a transversely mounted 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel mill pumping out 152PS of power and 360Nm of torque. Compared to its rivals, the diesel engined A-Class and 1-Series, this model will have more horses on tap.
The Volvo V40 hatchback will be priced between INR 22 lakh to INR 25 lakh, when it is launched in India in April 2015. Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on the Volvo V40 hatchback India launch.
via : Zigwheels