Internationally, 2014 Volvo V40 Cross Country is offered in 4 petrol and 3 diesel engine options, but in India, only 1 diesel will be on offer. This will be powered by a 2.0 liter five cylinder common rail turbo diesel engine offering 148 bhp power and 35.7 Kgm (350 Nm) torque. Transmission is taken care by a six speed automatic gearbox, while top speed is at 210 kmph. It returns ARAI certified mileage of 16.81 kmpl. Volvo India says, that they already have 70 confirm bookings in hand. The price mentioned, is ex-showroom New Delhi.
Being the safest car in the segment (scoring the best EURO NCAP rating), Volvo V40 is equipped with a host of safety features which will include SIPS (side impact protection system) airbags, knee airbags and inflatable curtain airbags. Front seats will have whiplash protection while the vehicle will be fitted with start/stop facilities contributing to better fuel management. Externally, a panoramic sunroof will be noticed along with rear parking camera and front and rear parking sensors. It also features park pilot, this means that the V40 will be able to park itself, automatically.
This premium car will have leather upholstered seats and driver’s seat will have memory settings. A large 8” TFT display hogs the limelight on the digital instrument cluster. This display is being offered in three modes Elegance, Eco and Performance.
In Elegance Mode, the display is simple and straightforward offering a highlighted needle for the speedometer along with gearshift indicator when vehicle is in manual mode. Eco Mode, besides offering all the facilities presented by the Elegance Mode also includes an Eco Meter giving indications of actual fuel consumption and average fuel consumption while indicating to the driver when the vehicle is being driven efficiently. Performance Mode showcases a central digital dial and digital readout for speed. It also gives an indication of actual power being used and available power when overtaking.
The V40 Cross Country is offered in a variety of color choices of Misty Blue, Passion Red, Raw Copper and Silver Metallic.