The 2017 Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country facelift have been unveiled officially. Speaking to Rushlane on the sidelines of 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Mr Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India, confirmed that both the new cars will be launched in India by October 2016, ahead of the Diwali festive season.
Volvo’s best-selling European model series gets minor cosmetic enhancements that are aimed at giving it the new family identity. The most significant update comes in the form of the Thor’s Hammer LED daytime running lights which have now become the Swedish’s automaker’s signature design trait. The grille is slightly revised and gets new Volvo Iron Mark. The new bumper sports accentuated surfaces and a neat secondary air dam.
The updated Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country also get new alloy wheel designs and a slightly revised rear diffuser with silver accents. The facelifted V40 series is available with five new exterior color options – Amazon Blue, Denim Blue, Bursting Blue, Mussel Blue and Luminous Sand.
The refreshed duo retain the dashboard design. Enhancements come in the form of a new City Weave upholstery option which is derived from the Concept Estate. The steering wheel can be had in Charcoal/Blond color options while various new trim options like Milled Aluminium, Black Grid Aluminium and Stealth Aluminium are on offer. Optional black headliner and contrast stitching for door trims are also new.
The 2017 Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country soldier on with their existing set of engines and gearboxes. There are no changes except for the D2 Manual variant which delivers reduced CO2 emission at 89 g/km. For India, D2 is not on offer.