Volvo India has announced that it would launch the petrol version of its V40 Cross Country on April 20, 2015 in the country. The Volvo V40 Cross Country was originally unveiled at 2012 Paris Motor Show. The petrol variant would feature an all-wheel-drive system as compared the lone diesel variant which comes with a front-wheel-drive system. The crossover would be pitted against the likes of BMW X1 and Audi Q3, while bearing a sticker price of just over Rs. 30 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom).
Volvo V40 Cross Country is the third Volvo vehicle to be based on the V40 hatchback. Though, it is quite bigger than the hatch and appears an enhanced version of the same. It rides on 17-inch “Larenta” alloy wheels with brushed-aluminum finish. The petrol variant would be featuring several first-grade safety features like front, curtain and knee airbags, ABS+EBD, Traction Control, ESP and City Safety Braking as standard. On the comfort and convenience front, it would boast cruise control, park assist system, and leather seats with ventilation function, panoramic sun roof, rear parking sensors, rear parking cameras and an eight-inch TFT screen based infotainment system. Moreover, the infotainment system would enable the driver to toggle between three driving modes – Elegance, Eco and Performance.
Mechanically, it would be powered by a Ford-sourced 1.6L 4-cylinder direct injection turbocharged Ecoboost petrol engine. This engine delivers power in two tunes - 150PS and 185PS. It is not quite certain as of now that in which power trim Volvo would launch the petrol version of V40 Cross Country. But, since the diesel variant, which comes with a 2.0L inline 5-cylinder turbo diesel engine, churns out 148bhp of power, it seems that company would go in favour of more power and launch the 185PS power trim in India. It would be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and it accelerates to 100kmph from standstill in merely 8 seconds. Volvo would sell it in India through CBU route.