Volvo Car Corporation has revealed a pictures and details of the V40 Cross Country, an all-wheel-drive version of the new V40 that offers ruggedness in the premium C-segment at the on-going Paris Motor Show. Based on Volvo’s new five-door V40 hatch, the next-gen Cross Country gets a range of cosmetic tweaks for a more rugged look, including new bumpers and side sills with contrasting inserts.
The company is now planning to bring the new V40 Cross Country in India as well by March 2013. In India, the all new Volvo V40 having an expected price range between Rs 23-27 lakh would be competing against the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, BMW X1, Audi Q3 and likes. The V40 Cross Country combines impressive driving dynamics, interior comfort and a rugged personality with low emissions, impressive fuel economy and pioneering safety technology.
Power comes from a range of diesel and petrol engines. The diesel line-up includes a 1.6-liter diesel making 115-hp mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and start/stop; a 2.0-liter 5-cylinder D4 turbo diesel making 177-hp; and a 2.0-liter-D3 producing 150-hp (Indian version). Both turbo-diesels are available with a 6-speed automatic transmission or 6-speed manual gearbox. Petrol options include a 2.5-liter T5 5-cylinder making 254-hp and a T4 1.6 liter GTDi making 180-hp.
The Volvo V40 Cross Country also features Hill Descent Control on the T5 AWD version, which controls the car’s speed automatically when driving down steep declines. Like the Audi, Volvo will introduce the V40 Cross Country as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) although we expect the Swedish carmaker to price it lower than either of the two German crossovers.
Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Corporation, said –
“The new V40 Cross Country is built on the heritage that started with the V70 Cross Country back in 1997. It is designed for those who want a sense of adventure in their everyday life.”
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