Volvo V40 Cross Country diesel engined variant with front wheel drive layout was laucnhed in India back in June 2013. Almost two years later, the Swedish luxury car maker has launched the petrol powered sibling of the same.
Priced at Rs 27 lakhs (ex-Mumbai), V40 Cross Country petrol variant is about Rs 7 lakhs cheaper than the diesel counterpart. Powered by the new 1.6 litre GTDi engine, which is completely made up of die-cast aluminium, aboard the new Volvo V40 Cross Country petrol, it delivers 180 hp power and 240 Nm torque. This means, it is the most powerful luxury hatchback in the segment. The turbocharged petrol engine delivers power to front wheels via 6 speed automatic gearbox.
Features on board the Volvo V40 Cross Country petrol will include 16” Geminus alloys, LED DRLs, bumper skid plates in front and rear, interior air quality control system, dual tone or single tone leather interiors, frameless rear view mirror, and much more.
Claiming to be the safest in its class, safety features include curtain and knee airbags, anti lock braking system, EBD, traction control and electronic stability control. Child safety lock, cruise control, parking assist and rear parking cameras with sensors also form its other features. Apart from this, a TFT screen offers vital information to driver who can alternate between Elegance, Eco and Performance driving modes.
With the V40 Cross Country petrol variant launched, the company now looks forward to the launch of V40 hatchback, which will be even more affordable. These new launches will help Volvo Cars India to achieve their target of 10 percent market share by 2018 and a 15 percent market share by 2020. They currently hava a 3.5 percent market share in India.