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Sikandar khan

Engineer at KW Group | Updated 30 Jul, 2018 |

What are the features of newly launched Volvo XC40?

Avinash Sadum

Automotive Researcher & Writer (www.jato.com} | |Updated 11 Jul, 2018

Volvo Cars launched the much awaited entry luxury SUV – Volvo XC40 based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA). It is the first product on the new CMA Platform and completes the SUV line-up for Volvo. The platform is future-ready with electrification and active safety features. With a special introductory price of INR 39.9 lakhs (Ex-Showroom, India) for limited stock, the XC40 R-Design is ready to take on the competitive and growing Compact Luxury SUV segment with its class-leading list of technology and features.

True SUV Design 

The new XC40 is an embodiment of modern Scandinavian design. Signature Thor’s hammer in a different rendition, unique tail-lamp cluster and a sculpted exterior in 2-tone colour makes this SUV look edgy. Its exterior proportions gives the XC40 a true SUV stance. The interior has black leather and lava orange faux-wool tones to add to the trendiness and the cabin with 9” touchscreen has a good mix of materials that exudes a plush feel.

Radar based safety technology 

The XC40 is the only car in its segment to have radar based Active Safety features like City Safety with Steering Assist, active at speeds up to 50 km/h it avoids collision from other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. Adaptive Cruise Control lets the XC40 maintain a safe distance on highways and other features like On-coming lane Mitigation, Driver Alerts, Run-off Road protection and roll stability control reassures the driver and its occupants. The protective safety cage and 7 airbags keeps the occupants safe in an unlikely event of a collision. 

Engine and Powertrain: 

The XC40 is available in the R-Design trim with a 2L 4-Cylinder Twin-Turbo D4 diesel variant producing 190hp and 400Nm of peak Torque. The new generation powertrains are clean and comply with stringent European and Indian emission norms. The powertrain has an 8-Speed Geartronic gearbox and Haldex 

AWD with different drive modes – Eco, Comfort, Dynamic, Off-Road and Individual modes that provides you a varied choice of settings apt for your luxurious drive to work or an adventurous drive to your weekend destination.

Luxury, comfort and convenience

Intuitive touchscreen in the centre stack simplifies the user experience in the XC40, all the cars functionality are ergonomically designed to keep the driver focused in driving. Harmon/Kardon 13 speaker 600W surround is unique audio experience for any cars in the segment and the woofer is placed inside the dashboard for better acoustics. The cabin comes with leather seats as standard and the dashboard has piano black inserts around the touchscreen with aluminum inserts on the front to provide you with a sporty feel.


Other Salient features

> Panoramic Sunroof

> Induction Charging for mobile phones

> Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

> Unique storage spaces

> 2 zone climate control

> 12.3” instrumentation cluster; 9” centre display touch screen

> Distance alert

> Rear and front park assist pilot

> Diamond cut alloy wheel

> Power tail gate, hands-free power tail gate opening and closing

These technologies and features standard in the XC40 R-Design makes it the best-equipped Compact Luxury SUV in the market.

Rahul Hans (Highway rider)

Ex. Managing editor at Indian Cars Bikes | Posted 07 Jul, 2018

The new Volvo XC40 measures 4425mm in length, 1863mm in width and 1652mm in height. Measuring more than its competitors in almost every aspect. The new XC40 is driven by a new 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine which is good for producing 190BHP and 400nm of peak torque. providing power to the wheels is a Haldex AWD system paired with a 8-speed automatic transmission. 5th generation Haldex unit is good for different driving modes- Eco, Dynamic, Off-road and Comfort mode.


The XC40 comes fully loaded with features like panoramic sunroof, wireless induction charging, 2-zone climate control, rear and front park assist, hands-free power tail gate opening and closing and a 12.3″ instrument cluster with android auto and apple car play.

New XC40 comes equipped with that as standard. City safety features with active steering assist to safeguard from other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. adaptive cruise control lets the car stabilize and maintain safe distance on highways with additions to the features like on-coming lane mitigation, driver alert and roll stability control.

All this in the packed up SUV for just 39.9 lakhs (ex-showroom).