Volvo XC40 T4 R-Design Petrol Variant Launched In India (Photo Credit: Volvo)
Volvo on Friday launched the XC40 T4 R-Design petrol variant in India. The price for the newly-launched Volvo XC40 in India has been set at Rs 39.9 lakh (ex-showroom). It is to be noted that Volvo XC40 T4 R-Design is the Swedish luxury car manufacturer's first petrol offering in the entry-level SUV segment. “The XC40 T4 R-Design is our first petrol offering in the entry-level SUV segment...Our attractive pricing for the R-Design will gain a lot of traction for this variant,” Volvo Cars India Managing Director Charles Frump said. He further said, “We are conscious of the customers’ preferences in features and made this entry-level variant fully loaded.”
Based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), Volvo XC40 T4 R-Design BS6 is equipped with a 2-litre, 4-cylinder, T4 petrol engine which churns out 187 bhp and 300 Nm of maximum Torque. It is mated to an 8-speed Geartronic gearbox, with front-wheel drive. Volvo XC40 T4 R-Design comes with dual-tone exteriors and the R-Design trim.
Other features include panoramic sunroof, wireless charging for smart phones, a 9.0-inch portrait-oriented infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 14-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system, dual-zone climate control, rear and front park assist, diamond-cut alloy wheels and a powered tailgate come as standard.
On the safety features front, Volvo XC40 T4 R-Design has a radar based safety and driver assist system, adaptive cruise control, lane mitigation, driver alerts, run-off road protection, roll stability control, and seven airbags. Volvo XC40 T4 R-Design comes in with six colour options including Crystal White Pearl, Bursting Blue, Glacier Silver, Onyx Black, Thunder Grey and Fusion Red. On the competition front in India, Volvo XC40 T4 R-Design is up against the likes of BMW X1 and Audi Q3.
Interestingly, the XC40 was first launched with 2.0-litre diesel engine in India. AQccording to a report og Autocar India, Volvo later increased the prices of XC40 and added two variants to the range – a lower spec Momentum trim level and a higher-spec Inscription trim level. Since then, Volvo discontinued the R-Design trim-level from the diesel engine range.
Also, Autocar India had previously reported that Volvo is also working towards bringing the XC40 Recharge EV in the Indian market.