Volvo XC40 D4 AWD
Volvo Auto India have launched their compact luxury SUV, the XC40, with the D4 AWD powertrain in three variants after getting 200 orders in two weeks for the initial R-Design. It is priced at Rs 39.90 lakh for the Momentum, Rs 42.90 lakh for the R-Design, and Rs 43.90 lakh for the top-of-the-line, all ex-showroom.
The all-new Volvo XC40 is the first SUV built on the Swedish major’s new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA). The platform allows for scalability across various dimensions such as wheelbase and track width. The architecture also allows for a pure combustion engine, plug-in hybrid or full electric drivetrain application. After winning several accolades worldwide, its most recent achievement was a five-star safety rating in Euro NCAP, making it the latest Volvo to join the five-star club.
The D4 AWD powertrain pairs the 1,969-cc in-line four turbodiesel engine, making 190 PS and 400 Nm, with the eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and the latest Haldex all-wheel drive. It brings several class-leading features such as drive modes with an Off-road mode, Hill Descent control, active bending full-LED headlamps, Adaptive Cruise Control, a premium audio system with an air sub-woofer, a huge touchscreen centre display, keyless entry and drive, a power tail-gate, wireless charging, and a panoramic sunroof, among other features in the top two variants, with the entry Momentum trim only getting a few different features; for instance, normal cruise control, no active chassis, and differently designed 18-inch wheels.