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Volvo recently launched its small SUV, the XC40 in India. The Volvo XC40 was initially launched in just one variant, the R-design. The company has now added two new variants to its lineup: Momentum and Inscription.
The new base variant of the Volvo XC40, the Momentum comes with a price tag of Rs 39.90 lakh. While the top-of-the-line 'Inscription' variant is priced at Rs 43.90 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom (India).
Volvo Cars India have received over 200 bookings for the XC40, within the first two weeks of its launch.
The mid-level ‘R-Design' variant was launched with an introductory price of Rs 39.90 lakh. Prices for the Volvo XC40 R-Design has now been increased to Rs 42.90 lakh, ex-showroom (India).
Both the new variants will carry forward the same power unit. This will be the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine. It produces 190bhp and 400Nm of torque. The engine is further mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, sending power to all four wheels.
In terms of features, Volvo offers similar equipment on their mid and top-level variants. Both the R-Design and Inscription models come with a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 18-inch alloy wheels, powered tailgate, heated front and rear seats, wireless phone charging and 12-speakers from Harmon Kardon sound system.
The Volvo XC40 Inscription model receives additional features as well. The additional features on the top-end variant: different design and finish on the front grille, six-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels, driftwood inlays on the interiors, crystal gear knob and electrically-foldable rear-seat headrests.
The base variant, the Momentum misses out on a number of these features. The Volvo XC40 Momentum comes with a different design on its 18-inch alloy wheels, standard infotainment system and cruise control.
However, all three variants come with the same level of safety features: lane-keeping assist, blind-spot warning, pilot assist, emergency braking, ESP, traction control, eight-airbags and cruise control.
Bookings for the two new variants have already started for an amount of Rs 2 lakh. Deliveries of the new variants of the Volvo XC40 is expected to begin from sometime in August.
Thoughts On The Volvo XC40
The Volvo XC40 is the smallest SUV offering from the Swedish car manufacturer. The SUV has received a very good response from customers. Volvo recently delivered 12 units of the XC40 on a single day in their Bangalore dealership.
The smallest SUV offering from Volvo, the XC40 takes on rivals such as the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA and the Audi Q3 in India.