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Live updates: 2018 Volvo XC40 SUV launches in India today

Team OD  /
04 Jul 2018 12:20:57 IST

The all-new Volvo XC40 is launching in India today and marks the Swedish car maker's entry into what is the volumes end of the luxury car space in India currently, the compact luxury SUV segment. For now, the XC40 is being launched only in the fully-loaded R-Design trim which comes loaded with features and boasts serious equipment levels, including segment firsts like radar-based driving assistance and safety systems. Volvo is targeting millennials with the XC40 and that's something that reflects in the exterior and interior design of the SUV. You can follow our updates from the launch event happening in New Delhi here itself. And while we bring you all the details from the event, you can also read our first drive review of the Volvo XC40 right here.

The Volvo XC40 gets Volvo's signature face including the rectangular grille that houses the brand's famed 'iron logo', as also the 'Thor's Hammer's LED daytime running lamps that are now a Volvo design trait

Here are all the live updates from the launch:

  • Jul 04, 01:28 PM (IST)

    The has been launched in India at an introductory price of Rs 39.9 lakh for the top-spec R-Design trim with D4 diesel motor. Here is the full launch story: http://bit.ly/2NnCYRD

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<p>The <a class="twitter-atreply pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/VolvoAutoIndia" style="background: transparent; color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none;">@VolvoAutoIndia</a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/XC40?src=hash" style="background: transparent; color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none;">#XC40</a> has been launched in India at an introductory price of Rs 39.9 lakh for the top-spec R-Design trim with D4 diesel motor. Here is the full launch story: <a href="http://bit.ly/2NnCYRD">http://bit.ly/2NnCYRD</a></p>
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  • Jul 04, 01:28 PM (IST)

    Finally for the pricing! The fully-loaded has been launched in India at an ex-showroom price of Rs 39.9 lakh. The price is introductory though and will be revised later.

  • Jul 04, 01:16 PM (IST)

    Here’s a quick snapshot of the radar-based features in the . The SUV also gets 7 airbags as standard.

    <p><span style="background-color:rgb(245, 248, 250); color:rgb(20, 23, 26); font-family:segoe ui,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px">Here&rsquo;s a quick snapshot of the radar-based features in the </span><a class="twitter-atreply pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/VolvoAutoIndia" style="background: rgb(245, 248, 250); color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">@VolvoAutoIndia</a><span style="background-color:rgb(245, 248, 250); color:rgb(20, 23, 26); font-family:segoe ui,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px"> </span><a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/XC40?src=hash" style="background: rgb(245, 248, 250); color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">#XC40</a><span style="background-color:rgb(245, 248, 250); color:rgb(20, 23, 26); font-family:segoe ui,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px">. The SUV also gets 7 airbags as standard.</span></p>
  • Jul 04, 01:15 PM (IST)

    Another convenience feature in the is the hands free opening for the boot, as standard.

  • Jul 04, 01:10 PM (IST)

    Another convenience feature in the is the hands free opening for the boot, as standard.

  • Jul 04, 01:08 PM (IST)

    The compact luxury SUV segment is about 6,000 units strong in India currently annually and is one of the fastest growing luxury car segments

    <p>The compact luxury SUV segment is about 6,000 units strong in India currently annually and is one of the fastest growing luxury car segments</p>
  • Jul 04, 01:08 PM (IST)

    The compact luxury SUV segment is about 6,000 units strong in India currently annually and is one of the fastest growing luxury car segments

    <p>The compact luxury SUV segment is about 6,000 units strong in India currently annually and is one of the fastest growing luxury car segments</p>
  • Jul 04, 01:07 PM (IST)

    Volvo will be inaugurating six new dealerships across the country by the end of 2018

  • Jul 04, 01:05 PM (IST)

    The 190PS, 400Nm, 2.0-litre diesel engine in the is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, and the SUV also gets steering mounted paddle shift levers.

    <p><span style="background-color:rgb(245, 248, 250); color:rgb(20, 23, 26); font-family:segoe ui,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px">The 190PS, 400Nm, 2.0-litre diesel engine in the </span><a class="twitter-atreply pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/VolvoAutoIndia" style="background: rgb(245, 248, 250); color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">@VolvoAutoIndia</a><span style="background-color:rgb(245, 248, 250); color:rgb(20, 23, 26); font-family:segoe ui,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px"> </span><a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/XC40?src=hash" style="background: rgb(245, 248, 250); color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">#XC40</a><span style="background-color:rgb(245, 248, 250); color:rgb(20, 23, 26); font-family:segoe ui,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px"> is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, and the SUV also gets steering mounted paddle shift levers. </span><a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/XC40inIndia?src=hash" style="background: rgb(245, 248, 250); color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">#XC40inIndia</a><span style="background-color:rgb(245, 248, 250); color:rgb(20, 23, 26); font-family:segoe ui,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px"> </span><a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VolvoXC40?src=hash" style="background: rgb(245, 248, 250); color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">#VolvoXC40</a></p>
  • Jul 04, 01:04 PM (IST)

    Volvo India saw a 28 percent growth last year and is hoping the XC40 will help it grow significantly this year

    <p>Volvo India saw a 28 percent growth last year and is hoping the XC40 will help it grow significantly this year</p>
  • Jul 04, 01:04 PM (IST)

    The Volvo XC40’s chassis uses ultra-high strength steel in critical areas to offer highest safety levels to occupants

    <p>The Volvo XC40&rsquo;s chassis uses ultra-high strength steel in critical areas to offer highest safety levels to occupants</p>
  • Jul 04, 01:02 PM (IST)

    As far as exterior dimensions are concerned, the is larger than its German rivals, the Audi , BMW and Mercedes-Benz .

    <p><span style="background-color:rgb(245, 248, 250); color:rgb(20, 23, 26); font-family:segoe ui,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px">As far as exterior dimensions are concerned, the </span><a class="twitter-atreply pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/VolvoAutoIndia" style="background: rgb(245, 248, 250); color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">@VolvoAutoIndia</a><span style="background-color:rgb(245, 248, 250); color:rgb(20, 23, 26); font-family:segoe ui,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px"> </span><a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/XC40?src=hash" style="background: rgb(245, 248, 250); color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">#XC40</a><span style="background-color:rgb(245, 248, 250); color:rgb(20, 23, 26); font-family:segoe ui,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px"> is larger than its German rivals, the Audi </span><a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Q3?src=hash" style="background: rgb(245, 248, 250); color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">#Q3</a><span style="background-color:rgb(245, 248, 250); color:rgb(20, 23, 26); font-family:segoe ui,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px">, BMW </span><a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/X1?src=hash" style="background: rgb(245, 248, 250); color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">#X1</a><span style="background-color:rgb(245, 248, 250); color:rgb(20, 23, 26); font-family:segoe ui,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px"> and Mercedes-Benz </span><a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GLA?src=hash" style="background: rgb(245, 248, 250); color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">#GLA</a><span style="background-color:rgb(245, 248, 250); color:rgb(20, 23, 26); font-family:segoe ui,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px">.</span></p>
  • Jul 04, 01:01 PM (IST)

    The interiors of the are finished in ‘lava’ orange which is actually faux wool, made from recycled materials.

  • Jul 04, 12:57 PM (IST)

    Internationally, aims to have an electric version of every single model in its portfolio by next year, and based on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture platform the is electrification ready.

  • Jul 04, 12:56 PM (IST)

    The comes equipped with a 13-speaker music system from Harman/Kardon as standard.

  • Jul 04, 12:56 PM (IST)

    The features a 9-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system that is dubbed the Sensus, and integrates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as standard.

  • Jul 04, 12:56 PM (IST)

    The is the only SUV in its segment to feature radar-based driver assistance and safety systems including adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, pilot steering, city safety with cyclist, pedestrian and large animal detection.

  • Jul 04, 12:56 PM (IST)

    The target audience for the we’re told are millennials, and this reflects in the SUV’s sporty exterior design and tastefully designed interiors.

  • Jul 04, 12:56 PM (IST)

    The has won the European car of the year already, and the brand hopes the SUV will do really well in India too.

  • Jul 04, 12:56 PM (IST)

    Globally, is expecting to sell over 650,000 cars this year, which it says will be another record for the brand after its stellar performance last year across all markets.

  • Jul 04, 12:55 PM (IST)

    That’s the SUV line-up, consisting of the , and from left to right. a

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<p>That&rsquo;s the <a class="twitter-atreply pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/VolvoAutoIndia" style="background: transparent; color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none;">@VolvoAutoIndia</a> SUV line-up, consisting of the <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/XC60?src=hash" style="background: transparent; color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none;">#XC60</a>, <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/XC90?src=hash" style="background: transparent; color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none;">#XC90</a> and <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/XC40?src=hash" style="background: transparent; color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none;">#XC40</a> from left to right. <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VolvoXC40?src=hash" style="background: transparent; color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none;">#VolvoXC40</a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/XC40inIndia?src=hash" style="background: transparent; color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none;">#</a><a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/XC40inIndia?src=hash" style="background: transparent; color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none;">XC40inIndi</a>a</p>
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  • Jul 04, 12:54 PM (IST)

    The latest investment by is its national parts warehouse, that has been setup to cater to customers better as far as the after sales experience is concerned.

  • Jul 04, 12:54 PM (IST)

    Charles Frump, MD, on stage now, talking to us about the strides the brand is making in India. Volvo saw a 28 percent growth in India last year and is hoping the will give its growth a further boost.

    <p><span style="background-color:rgb(245, 248, 250); color:rgb(20, 23, 26); font-family:segoe ui,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px">Charles Frump, MD, </span><a class="twitter-atreply pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/VolvoAutoIndia" style="background: rgb(245, 248, 250); color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">@VolvoAutoIndia</a><span style="background-color:rgb(245, 248, 250); color:rgb(20, 23, 26); font-family:segoe ui,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px"> on stage now, talking to us about the strides the brand is making in India. Volvo saw a 28 percent growth in India last year and is hoping the </span><a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/XC40?src=hash" style="background: rgb(245, 248, 250); color: rgb(237, 28, 35); text-decoration-line: none; font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap;">#XC40</a><span style="background-color:rgb(245, 248, 250); color:rgb(20, 23, 26); font-family:segoe ui,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px"> will give its growth a further boost.</span></p>
  • Jul 04, 12:53 PM (IST)

    For now, is only launching the diesel engined version of the , powered by its 4-cyl, D4 Diesel engine that offers 190PS and 400Nm in this guise. A petrol option will be considered later.

  • Jul 04, 12:53 PM (IST)

    The is ’s smallest SUV yet, and marks the Swedish car maker’s entry into what is the volumes end of the luxury car space, the compact luxury SUV segment.

  • Jul 04, 12:53 PM (IST)

    We’re coming in live to you from the India launch of the that’s happening in New Delhi!

  • Jul 04, 12:00 PM (IST)

    The Volvo XC40 R-Design gets a fourth-generation Haldex all-wheel drive system as standard

    <p>The Volvo XC40 R-Design gets a fourth-generation Haldex all-wheel drive system as standard</p>
  • Jul 04, 11:54 AM (IST)

    The Volvo XC40 unladen ground clearance is higher than its competitors at 211mm

    <p>The Volvo XC40 unladen ground clearance is higher than its competitors at 211mm</p>
  • Jul 04, 11:47 AM (IST)

    The Volvo XC40 is also marginally larger than its competitors, as far as exterior dimensions are concerned

    <p dir="ltr"><span style="background-color:transparent; color:rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family:arial; font-size:11pt">The Volvo XC40 is also marginally larger than its competitors, as far as exterior dimensions are concerned</span></p>
  • Jul 04, 11:45 AM (IST)

    The R-Design is the top of the line variant of the XC40 and boasts significantly higher equipment levels than its rivals like the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA

    <p>The R-Design is the top of the line variant of the XC40 and boasts significantly higher equipment levels than its rivals like the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA</p>
  • Jul 04, 11:40 AM (IST)

    Volvo XC40 is one of the few automobiles to closely resemble its original concept, in this case, the Volvo 40.1 Concept showcased last year

    <p>Volvo XC40 is one of the few automobiles to closely resemble its original concept, in this case,&nbsp;the Volvo 40.1 Concept showcased last year</p>
  • Jul 04, 11:39 AM (IST)

    Volvo XC40 is based on the Swedish car maker’s CMA (Compact Modular Architecture platform)

    <p>Volvo XC40 is based on the Swedish car maker&rsquo;s CMA (Compact Modular Architecture platform)</p>

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