Volvo V40 Hatchback Set Scraped Out in India


Volvo is finally prepared to launch its V40 hatchback in the Indian market tomorrow between the anticipated price bracket of INR 24 Lac to INR 30 Lac. This car has already been manifested at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show with unique appearance, making it the first car ever from Volvo to receive its newly updated design philosophy, including a plethora of advanced technological and safety features. It will render a very similar glimpse to the Cross Country crossover. Aesthetically, this runabout will embrace daytime running LEDs, vertically slatted grille comprising signature Volvo badge, redesigned lower fascia and vertical taillight stack, just like the V40 Cross Country.

We regret to inform you that there will be a lack of the body cladding as well as the seats could be lower. Inside, this model is expected to have some latest comfy and customization choices for its passengers. Under the hood, the Volvo V40 hatchback will be powered by a new Drive-E four cylinder D3 twin turbo diesel and a Drive-E four cylinder T4 petrol engines. The oil burner variant would churn out an impressive power of 190 PS and an astonishing torque of 400 Nm.

Coming to the transmission types, two options could be available, such as a 6-speed manual and an 8-speed Aisin automatic. Confirmed to be brought via the CBU (completely break down unit) route, the V40 will take on the likes of the Mercedes A Class and BMW 1 Series in our country.



Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.