Come March 2013, Volvo will Debut its V40 Cross Country in India
The Paris Motor Show this year is shaping up to be a much desired conjecture especially with international auto manufacturers the likes of Volvo, who have already made their presence felt in India, and are now looking to exploit new segments and unchartered territories both internationally and more so within their own creative circles.
More importantly for India, the big news straight from the glossy show floors at the ongoing Mondial de l’Automobile is that the 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.
Moreover the crossover dons an athlete stance resulting from the furnishing of new bumpers, side sills with contrast inserts and protective body panels. The muscular appeal guaranteed with superior performance is apt for Volvo’s foray into India’s entry level segment that is expected to be priced at Rs. 30 lakh.
To be brought in India in the form of CBU (completely built units), Volvo V40 Cross Country is anticipated to own a 163bhp 2.0-litre D3 diesel powertrain mated with six-speed automatic gearbox. Prices and engine specifications have not been officially revealed by the company.
While the car maker is globally acclaimed for its concern for safety, its new model for the Indian auto market will be equipped Collision Alert, Pedestrian Airbag Technology, Bending Xenon Headlamps, standard airbags, ABS, ESP, traction control, Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake and City Safety system.