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Volvo XC40 R-Design launched at Rs 39.90 lakh

Volvo XC40 R-Design launch India

Swedish car maker Volvo has launched their first compact SUV XC40 in India, in the mid-spec R-Design trim, priced at Rs 39.90 lakh (introductory), ex-showroom, Pan India.

The SUV was globally unveiled in September 2017, and the production first began in Belgium in December 2017. The company reported in January 2018 that the orders have exceeded 20,000.

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As for the Indian market, Volvo started to showcase its smallest SUV to its potential clients last month via dealers.

The XC40 R-Design gets features such as gloss black roof rails, R-Design grille, gloss black ORVM covers, active bending LED headlamps, c-pillar R-Design molding, gloss black skid plates front & rear, and dual tail pipes. The R-Design rides on 18-inch 5-double spoke matt black diamond cut wheels.

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The minimalistic interiors get piano black and aluminium inlays, and R-Design trim elements such as on the steering wheel and gear knob. Other features include R-Design leather seats, 12.3-inch instrument cluster, 2-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, 9-inch portrait-style touchscreen with navigation, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, 13-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, wireless charging and rain sensors.

Active and passive safety
Support/assistance systems include Adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation (front), lane keeping aid, Park Assist Pilot, Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control and reversing camera. Further safety kit includes 7 airbags (front & side) and tyre pressure monitoring system.

Powertrain
The XC40 in India is powered by a 2.0-litre (1969 cc) D4 twin turbo diesel engine, delivering 190 hp @ 4000 rpm and 400 Nm of torque @ 1750-2500 rpm. The engine is paired to an 8-speed automatic that sends power to the all four wheels via Haldex AWD system. Top speed is limited to 210 km/h.

“The XC40 is our first offering in the entry-level SUV segment and with this, Volvo completes its range across all luxury SUV segments – Compact, Mid-size and Full-size,” said Charles Frump, Managing Director, Volvo Car India. “It has an edgy design and a host of segment-first intuitive technology that makes life less complicated. The launch of XC40 and our aggressive dealer expansion of 1 new dealer per month this year are the key success factors in achieving our ambition of doubling segment share by 2020.”

The XC40 R Design is available in 3 colors – Crystal White, Bursting Blue and Passion red. In the international markets, the XC40 gets Volvo’s first 3-cylinder engine. More on that here.

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