Volvo has revealed the facelift versions of the V40 hatchback and V40 Cross Country. Both the Volvo V40 facelift and Volvo V40 Cross Country facelift would launch in India around September-October 2016. The updates are strictly cosmetic as the duo is unchanged mechanically. Also, the Swedish automaker has introduced an updaated version of the Volvo On Call smartphone app.
As for exterior updates, the new versions of V40 and V40 Cross Country would come with new LED ‘Thor’s Hammer’ headlights, resulting in a confident new look shared with Volvo’s new XC90, S90 and V90. The exterior update also includes the addition of eight new wheels across the V40 and V40 Cross Country models, and five new colours to the V40 range, including the completely new Amazon Blue and Denim Blue, as well as three colours already used by other models in the Volvo Car portfolio: Bursting Blue, Mussel Blue and Luminous Sand. The V40's trim structure has also been changed in line with that of the new XC90. Customers can now choose from Momentum and Inscription versions, along with the sports-inspired R-Design and the rugged Cross Country.
“The V40 is the best-selling Volvo model in the UK, making it a vital car for the company. With the updates for Model Year 2017, we’re making this already very successful model even more attractive to customers,” said Nick Connor, Managing Director of Volvo Car UK. As for other updates, several new interior panel trims will also be offered: Milled Aluminium, Black Grid Aluminium and Stealth Aluminium. New tread plates will be added for the R-Design and Inscription trim levels, and an updated key fob with the new Volvo logo will be available. Talking about Volvo On Call smartphone aap, it allows remote access and control over a wide range of in-car features. It too receives a substantial update as it now features a calendar integration function that connects your personal calendar to the mobile app, allowing it to send calendar appointment destinations directly to your navigation on request.