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28 May 2013

Volvo to launch V40 Cross Country on June 14

The V40 Cross Country to be powered by both petrol and diesel engine options, will compete with the Mercedes B-class.
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It has been a while since we’ve heard of a new Volvo being launched in India. The most recent occasion being the launch of D3 variants of its S60, S80 and XC60 models. That was back in February 2012. Now, little over a year later, the Swedish car manufacturer is readying itself to launch its latest offering, the V40 Cross Country on June 14.

The Cross Country, a premium hatchback, will be a combination of fine exterior styling and high-quality interiors with a boasting list of creature comfort and safety kit. On the mechanical front, there will be just one engine option on offer, a 5-cylinder 2.0-litre 148bhp diesel motor, coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission powering the front wheels.

Although Volvo has priced its existing models on par with their segment rivals, a limited dealer visibility and after sales have forced buyers to look elsewhere. Volvo is well aware of the situation and is in the process of growing its pan-India network.

As for the V40 Cross Country’s pricing, we expect the Volvo to charge its customers anything in the range of Rs 26-28 lakh, which puts it right in the B-class range.

Tags: volvo, v40, cross country



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