Volvo Auto India today announced the launch of the all-new V40 luxury hatchback in India, with two variants available at launch – the V40 Kinetic; priced at INR 24.75 Lacs (Ex-showroom, Delhi) and the V40 R-Design; priced at INR 27.7 Lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The Volvo V40 will be retailed through Volvo dealerships across the country starting today.
The new V40 will be available in India in Volvo’s D3 specification, which translates to a 1984cc, 5 cylinder, diesel engine with 148bhp on tap and 350 Nm of torque. 0-100 km/hr is dispatched in 9.6 seconds, while top speed is rated at 210 km/hr. Kerb weight stands at 1484 Kg. A 6 speed automatic transmission drives power to only the front wheels.
Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India said,“I am excited about introducing V40 on the Indian roads. V40 represents a model which is premium in design, features, technology and safety redefining the compact luxury offering in the segment. It is way ahead of the competition when it comes to intelligent accident prevention and mitigation. The car will bring in new impetus to our growth strategy in India.”
The front is accentuated by the classic V-shaped bonnet, while the high-gloss, lowly placed chrome lipped grille enhances the close-to-the-ground feel. The wide air dam is surrounded at the corners by sculpted bodywork, which also direct the airflow to improve aerodynamics.
The wide shoulder line stretches back from the headlamp with a sharp line to echo the rising beltline. As it reaches the end of the rear door it sweeps up into an integrated “hook”, inherited from the legendary P1800. The highlight continues rearward , where it resolves into the tail lamps.
The V40’s roof silhouette contributes to the impression of a car leaning forward. The car is finished with a sculpted rear to emphasise its width and stance, with the lower area being “blacked out” in order to achieve an athletic, low and wide look.
The all-new Volvo V40 R-Design is available with a fixed panorama glass roof that stretches from the front windscreen to the backrest of the rear seats.
Volvo says that the interior of the all-new Volvo V40 is designed around people with a strong emphasis on ergonomics, comfort and an engaging driving experience. While the choice of of materials and colours emphasises the quality and craftsmanship, the interior design creates a creates a spacious, “large-car” feeling.
The V40 is available with a fully graphic instrument cluster that expresses functionality, always displaying the most important information in any given situation right in front of the driver. The driver can choose between three graphic themes: Elegance, Eco and Performance.
Safety & Support
What’s a Volvo without a hard boiled safety net? And the V40 is no exception, as it vehemently protects its occupants with a slew of active and passive safety features.
Park Assist Pilot – making parallel parking easy
The Park Assist Pilot makes parallel parking easy and precise by taking over and operating the steering wheel while the driver handles the gearbox and controls the car’s speed. The car also comes equipped with preparation for Rear Parking Camera which can be installed as an accessory.
Pedestrian Airbag Technology – a world first
In order to mitigate the consequences if a collision with a pedestrian is unavoidable, the Volvo V40 is available with a Pedestrian Airbag, a world first. Sensors in the front bumper register the physical contact between the car and the pedestrian. The rear end of the bonnet is released and at the same time elevated by the deploying airbag.
City Safety – active up to 50 km/h
The V40 features the upgraded City Safety system. This system is active at speeds up to 50 km/h. The car automatically brakes if the driver fails to react in time when the vehicle in front slows down or stops – or if the car is approaching a stationary vehicle too fast.
• Side Impact Protection System – SIPS rapidly swings into action in the event of a side impact. It reduces the effect of the crash by taking away the impact from the occupants and distributing it to the body of the car. Also, the dual chamber side airbags spring up instantly to cocoon the occupant’s chest and hip, while the discharged inflatable curtain (IC) protects the heads of both front and rear outboard occupants.
• Whiplash Protection – In case of a rear impact, WHIPS operates by cradling the front occupant to severely reduce neck injuries. The WHIPS equipped seat is outfitted with a metal piece that absorbs the energy from the collision and moves together with the occupant, while the headrest reclines to further lessen the effect of the crash.
• Driver Knee Airbag – When it comes to safety we have all angles covered. The driver knee airbag is a newly fitted safety feature that immediately swings into action in the event of a collision. This protects the knee and also acts as a considerable cushioning system to the upper shin of the leg. It is installed in the dashboard above the pedals and deployed together with the other airbags in the event of a frontal collision.
• Safety Cage – The Patented safety cage with high usage of Boron Steel is one of the best in the industry when it comes to withstanding impact.