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Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country facelifts coming to India in December

Snapshot: The facelifted Volvo V40 was showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. In this first overhaul, the changes, while not significant, are corrective in nature and are incorporated seamlessly both in the cabin and outside.

Facelifted adaptations of the Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country will hit the Indian shores in December. These intimate twins have been on sale in India since 2015 and this is the first facelift for both models since their entry.

The facelifted Volvo V40 was showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. In this first overhaul, the changes, while not significant, are corrective in nature and are incorporated seamlessly both in the cabin and outside. The car holds the general plan of the outgoing model however now gets the reconsidered grille and 'Thor pound' headlights.

The general design of the interior too has not changed a lot. It gets a couple of redesigns including a bigger touchscreen system, newly designed instrument panel and a great number of upholstery and trim alternatives.  It will be offered with a 2.0-liter diesel motor that produces 150 bhp of maximum power and 350 Nm of maximum torque with power heading off to the front wheels through a six-speed AT.

The V40 Cross Country also sports the same design highlights as its hatchback twin but it gets a body kit, bigger wheels and higher ground clearance. The cabin too will get an indistinguishable redesigns from the standard hatchback. We also believe that the R-Design variant will be offered by the middle of next year for this version of the V40 Cross Country. The diesel engine makes utilization of the 2.0-liter motor while the petrol unit is a 1.6-liter unit that can churn out maximum power of 180 bhp and 240 Nm of maximum torque with power heading off to the front wheels by means of a six-speed AT.

Both the cars are entry level cars from Volvo India, and with this facelift both of them are expected to get a price hike. The V40 will compete with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and BMW 1 Series, and the V40 Cross Country will compete with the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and BMW X1.

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