Volvo V40 Cross Country Detailed Launch Coverage


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Swedish car maker has confirmed that it will indeed be bringing its V40 Cross to India in second quarter 2013 with an unveiling early that year.

This third variant of the V40 model which was recently launched at Paris according to Volvo India officials is targeted against the Mercedes B-Class and the BMW X1 and believe it or not will in all probabilities be priced slightly lower than both these entry level luxury vehicles which hover around the 23-27 lakh price range for the their base variants.

Besides renowned safety equipment like City Safety auto-braking technology, the Cross Country will also be fitted with the V40's world-first pedestrian airbag technology and is also the only car in its class to be available with Pedestrian Detection technology.

It's confirmed that both the petrol and diesel versions of this luxury hatchback will be offered to customers in India once officially launched, but it remains to be seen whether the 152 PS 2.0-litre D3 or the more efficient 116.5 PS 1.6-litre D2 diesel version or maybe even both finally come to India.
29 SEP, 2012, 10.04PM IST, ZIGWHEELS.COM
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It's confirmed that both the petrol and diesel versions of this luxury hatchback will be offered to customers in India once officially launched, but it remains to be seen whether the 152 PS 2.0-litre D3 or the more efficient 116.5 PS 1.6-litre D2 diesel version or maybe even both finally come to India.

Incidentally there is also aT4 petrol model with a 1.6-litre GTDi engine producing 182.5 PS and maximum torque of 270 Nm, which if introduced alongside the diesel models wouldn't be such a bad idea either.

Both petrol and diesel engine versions have start/stop and braking energy regeneration, no matter whether they are fitted with a manual or automatic gearbox. Prices and complete specifications will be revealed later this year with production starting in November. Customer deliveries in overseas markets are expected to start during January 2013.

Volvo V40 Cross Country coming to India, targets Mercedes B-Class & BMW X1 - The Economic Times

But I am not interested, thanks to the fact that Volvo is now Chinese.[embarass]
 

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Looks Quite a Beauty this car, Volvo has been known for class leading safety features and this one wouldn't be any different, Only thing Volvo needs to do is to Increase their Visibility in India and Improve After Sales.
 
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^^ Looks beautiful, Stance of the car looks similar to a beast animal. [clap]

Interiors are awesome as well.
 
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V40 designs and shapes are better surely a charisma looks, but don't know how it works out well for longer runs considering strongly with BMW, MERC,AUDI.
 
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Volvo V40 Cross Country to launch in India on June 14

Volvo has announced that the launch of the new car will be held on the 14th of June in Delhi.

Volvo doesn’t have a CKD plant in India and therefore vehicles have to be imported from its plant in Ghent, Belgium.

It’s ground clearance is 40mm higher while other aspects are similar to the V40 hatch.

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Source: Indianautosblog.com
 

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June 14 – Volvo V40 is arriving in India and we’re going to be a part of the launch event. Keep checking this thread for a detailed coverage.

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A marketing mailer from Volvo.

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Volvo V40 Launch Coverage

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June 14, 2013 is a special occasion for Volvo India. The Swedish car manufacturer has not only launched the V40 Cross Country to capture the prospering niche car market in India but also announced the opening of their latest dealership, Swede Auto in Gurgaon. Apart from it, Volvo has also partnered with Bajaj Allianz to provide insurance services for its cars across the nation. The V40 Cross Country is more or less a full grown avatar of V40 premium hatchback which was unveiled at Geneva Motor Show 2012. Though it appears to have a stance like a compact SUV in images but don’t mistake it for one. However, in India it has debuted as Volvo’s answer to German marquee – Audi Q3, BMW X1, Mercedes Benz A-Class, B-Class and Mini Countryman. Priced at Rs.28.5 Lakh, this car has received 70+ bookings already and sales commence from today onwards.

Important Pointers:

> Volvo V40 is targeted to attract new gen of young upmarket luxury car buyers.

> The company is aiming to sell minimum 120 units in 2013 (70 booked already).

> The refreshed versions of S60 and XC60 will be made available from October.

> The car is fully loaded with various gizmos and state-of-the art safety features.

> Presently, V40 is available as CBU but Volvo plans to locally assemble the car in future.

> Volvo V40 Cross Country is claimed to deliver a respectable mileage of over 16.8 Kmpl.

> Volvo V40 has achieved 5 star EuroNCAP collision rating which is best ever recorded by the institute.

> The interior color options include: Leather charcoal, Leather Blond and Leather Hazel Brown.

> The exterior color options include: Misty Blue, Electric Silver Metallic, Biarritz Blue Metallic, Passion Red, Raw Copper Metallic and Black Sapphire Metallic.

Volvo V40 Price and Specifications:

> Price: Rs.28,50,000 (Ex. Showroom, Delhi)

> Engine: D3, 2.0 Liter, 5 Cylinder, Turbo Diesel

> Transmission: Six speed automatic (Front wheel drive)

> Engine Output: 150 BHP and 350 NM Torque (Speed restricted upto 205 Kmph)

> Dimensions: Height (1473 mm), Length (4370 mm), Width (1857 mm), Wheelbase (2646 mm), Ground clearance (145 mm).

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Volvo has inaugurated their new dealership, Swede Auto.

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It is located in Gurgaon Sector - 53 and spread over an area of 3650 Sq. meter.

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The showroom is owned by Jaipal and Vivek Ahluwalia. Being honest, outside the place is dusty and proper parking for media cars was an issue.

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Adding some oomph to the show.

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The actual limelight of the event - Volvo V40 Cross Country.

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These headlamps are no ordinary. They're active bending headlamps with dual xenons.

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A beautiful and futuristic front end design.

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It’s a cross over. Don’t mistake it for a typical Compact SUV.

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Taillamps are strikingly similar to Volvo's SUVs.

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And so is the complete rear view.

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Neatly embossed "Cross Country" on the rear bumper lower cladding.

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The rear design is curvy throughout.

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Lower end of the car is black for an SUV'ish stance.

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An in-built roof spoiler.

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Alloy wheels are tastefully simple.

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Volvo has focused more on the ‘Glossy black touch’ rather than use of excessive chrome.

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Three windscreen washer jets on the hood are unique.

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The boot space is comparable with that of entry level mid-size sedans but offers more utility.

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Sill plates with traditional Volvo logo.

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Its front seats are the best place to be in.

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The rear ingress / egress might not be too comfortable for elders.

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The rear seat space is limited.

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The headroom will be an issue as well. I'm 5'11" and my head was almost touching the roof.

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Small storage spaces to keep nicknacks. Note the fineness of the leather stitching.

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A quick snap providing an idea of the legroom with front seat pushed backward.

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Sweet reading lamps for the rear passengers with adjustable ambience.

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A wide panoramic sunroof to provide a semi-convertible feel.

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Quality levels are solid enough like most of the European carmakers.

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Rotary knob for headlamp beam adjustment.

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Power window and door lock buttons.

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Glove box is well-lit and has adequate space.

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A premium remote control to operate the in-car entertainment.

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A shot of the cupholder as well as the ashtray.

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Surprised? That's a needless instrument cluster with TFT crystal display.

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The dashboard is well laid out and isn't too complicated for first-time users.

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The six speed automatic transmission.

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European style headlamp and indicator stalk on left hand side.

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The frameless inside rear view mirror.

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Volvo V40 Cross Country Promotional Video

Volvo V40 Cross Country Promotional Video - YouTube

Volvo V40 Cross Country Features Overview

Volvo V40 Cross Country Features Overview - YouTube

Volvo V40 Cross Country Crash Test (EuroNCAP)

Volvo V40 Cross Country Crash Test (EuroNCAP) - YouTube

Features and Technologies:

> Electronic Climate Control (ECC)

> Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) – Personalisable levels of steering assist

> Park Assist Camera- Rear – Camera uses electronics to reduce “Fish Eye “effect. Image seen in screen is as natural as possible (with guiding lines).

> Theatre/Mood lighting – Light (Violet purple, Glacier Blue, Red Sunset, Ember Gold, Toscana White, Frosty White and Rain Forest) is produced from overhead console and rear seat light console.

> Start-Stop Technology – At halts when the gear is in neutral, the engine is turned off automatically and restarts as soon as you accelerate. It reduces CO2 emissions by upto 8% and increases mileage.

> Lock and Alarm – Personal Car Communicator with Keyless Drive. Has an operational range of 100 metres for functions controlled by remote and up to 20 metres for remote lock functions.

> World-class audio experience – This car has a High Performance 4x45W amplifier with 8 loudspeakers. With a single DVD player and MP3 decoder one can also control the audio system from their steering wheels.

> Engine Brake Energy Regeneration – Transferring energy smartly. Whenever the accelerator or brake is released while a gear is engaged, the braking energy is fed back to the battery. It reduces load of the alternator, saves fuel and lowers emission.

> TFT Crystal Display – Thin Film Transistor (TFT) is the latest technology user in monitors and televisions. You can choose from 3 graphic display themes “Elegance (Amberish), ECO (Greenish), and Performance (Sporty Reddish)”. The driving modes transform the interactive dashboard, monitor your driving, and assist you in maintaining optimization and not to mention the mood.

> Park Assist Pilot (PAP) – The parking manoeuvre is based on front, rear and side-facing ultrasonic sensors. When the driver activates the Park Assist Pilot the sensors start to scan the side of the car. When a parking slot measuring a minimum of 1.2 times the car's length is detected, the driver is notified by an audible signal and advised to use the pedals to stop via a message in the instrument cluster. This is a Semi-automatic park assist for parallel parking.


Exteriors Features

> Daytime running lights with LED’s

> Integrated Roof Rails with silk metal inlays

> Distinctive Stain Silver front & rear skid plates

> Cross Country styled front bumper and skid plate

> Matt black honeycomb styled grille with Chrome garnish.

> 17” Larenta Alloy Wheels available in Silver bright or dark gloss grey

> High Gloss black accents on side mirrors, side décor and boot frame. Gloss is the new Chrome


Interiors Features

> Tempa spare wheel

> Illuminated Gearshift knob

> Sculpted X-Shape Design Seats

> A choice of 2-tone or single tone leather interior

> Frameless Rearview Mirror gives an edge to your postmodern side. It’s unique function dims bright head lights coming from behind you to improve your visibility.

> Panoramic Roof - The panoramic glass roof with electronic fabric curtain in the V40 Cross Country mesmerizes you with just a tilt of your head. Indulge in the rain, the starry nights or the sunny sky.

Preventive Safety:

> Laser Assisted Automatic Braking - City Safety up to 50 km/hr – When the city throws its chaotic face, you’d be a step ahead and a lot safer. The latest version of City Safety prevents collisions up to 50 km/h. This laser based feature senses emergency situations beforehand and pre-charges the brakes to increase the impact of braking or even deploys the brakes if in case they aren’t timely applied.

> Dynamic Stability & Traction Control (DSTC) – Control has been one of the most sensitive areas of driving. Building on this core truth, DSTC acts as a vital safety development. It helps the driver to keep the car under control by averting scenarios such as spinouts, fishtails and roll overs. DSTC enabled with a gyroscope, senses a potential skid and counters this by reducing the engine’s power output or braking on one or more wheels.

> Intelligent Driver Information System (IDIS) – On road distractions are omnipresent and can easily turn a normal situation into a critical one. IDIS constantly monitors your driving and delays secondary information from the car or one of its onboard systems – such as the GSM phone- when it detects intense steering, braking or acceleration. Once it senses a return to normalcy, it displays the withheld information.

> Turn-with Steering Lights (ABL) – Now for every curve see what lies ahead. The Active Bending headlights with Dual Xenon technology expand your vision range by about 230% that gives you 150 feet more for braking. And using motorized lamps that turn up to 15 degrees in either direction, your vision gets a 90% boost around bends at night. A daytime sensor disengages the adaptive function during daytime to extend its lifespan.

Protective Safety:

> Side Impact Protection System – SIPS rapidly swings into action in the event of a side impact. It reduces the effect of the crash by taking away the impact from the occupants and distributing it to the body of the car. Also, the dual chamber side airbags spring up instantly to cocoon the occupant’s chest and hip, while the discharged inflatable curtain (IC) protects the heads of both front and rear outboard occupants.

> Whiplash Protection – In case of a rear impact, WHIPS operates by cradling the front occupant to severely reduce neck injuries. The WHIPS equipped seat is outfitted with a metal piece that absorbs the energy from the collision and moves together with the occupant, while the headrest reclines to further lessen the effect of the crash.

> Driver Knee Airbag – When it comes to safety we have all angles covered. The driver knee airbag is a newly fitted safety feature that immediately swings into action in the event of a collision. This protects the knee and also acts as a considerable cushioning system to the upper shin of the leg. It is installed in the dashboard above the pedals and deployed together with the other airbags in the event of a frontal collision.
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