With the launch of XC40 , Volvo has stepped into the Indian compact SUV market and now it is planning of expanding its territory. Bookings for the new variants, namely Momentum and a high trim Inscription, to be launched has already started at many dealerships with a base payment of Rs. 2 lakhs.
The Rs. 39.9 lakhs was a bit too costly, as the highest trim was the only launched variant in India. Now its reported that the Swedish manufacturer might launch the Momentum trim too, which will be the base variant. A range topping Inscription variant will also make its way to the country.
18-inch alloy wheels, wireless mobile phone charging, a 750-watt 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, Volvo’s 9.0-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a powered tailgate, and heated front and rear seats are all the available features in the Inscription. All these , except the wheels and the infotainment system, will be missing in the soon to be launched Momentum variant, instead it will be featured with a standard cruise control only. On the other hand the range topping variant of the Inscription will have all of them and also a redesigned grille, six-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels, subtle chrome elements for the exterior, driftwood inlays for the interior, electrically- foldable rear seat headrests, a crystal gear knob and a charging point in the boot.
The safety features installed in the Inscription is quite impressive, lane-keeping assist, blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control, pilot assist, emergency braking, ESP, traction control, hill descent control and eight airbags.
The powertrain diesel engine which is the power source for all XC40 variants has the specification, 2 liter 4 cylinder D4. Mated to an eight speed automatic gearbox, the engine is capable of production of 190 Hp power and 400 Nm peak torque which is sent to all the four wheels. The Momentum will be priced around Rs. 36 lakhs and the Inscription highest trim will come at no less than Rs. 45 lakhs.
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