Volvo recently launched its premium compact SUV, XC40 in India, offered in R-Design variant only. It seems that the Swedish automaker is planning to soon launch two more variants – an entry-level Momentum and range-topping Inscription trim. Volvo XC40 gets a sticker price of Rs 39.9 lakh (Ex Showroom, India) and to lower the range Volvo has made this strategy. Reportedly, dealerships have also started the pre-bookings for the Momentum trim.
Exterior wise, the Inscription trim comes with a vertical-slated grille compared to the R-Design’s differently designed glossy grille along with a C-pillar Inscription moulding. Apart from that the inscription also gets a six-spoke diamond cut alloy wheels, some chrome elements to the exterior, while on the inside, it gets driftwood inlays, a crystal gear knob, electrically foldable rear seat headrests along with a charging point in the boot.
The Momentum version, on the other hand misses out some of the features such as the wireless charging, power tailgate, Harman Kardon audio system, adaptive cruise control, park assist pilot with park assist (though still has front and rear park assist), heated seats with electrically foldable rear headrests and a remote tag. All the variants get a set of 18-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels in different designs.
In terms of safety, the Volvo XC40 would offer airbags, front collision mitigation support, lane keeping aid, hill descent control, hill start assist, rear view camera, tyre pressure monitoring system and rain sensing wipers as standard across all variants.
Mechanically, all the variants of the Volvo XC40 will get same 2.0-litre, twin-turbocharged diesel engine that makes 187bhp of top power with 400 Nm of peak torque. The engine will come mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission and a Haldex all-wheel-drive system along with five different drive modes - Eco, Comfort, Dynamic, Off-Road and Individual.