Volvo Cars, the Swedish car manufacturer possessed by China based Geely Corporation, has announced that the introduction of the new Volvo V40 Cross Countryin the Indian market would happen by March next year (2013).
Based on the standard V40 five-door hatchback, the new Volvo V40 Cross Country is said toboast a 2.0-litre D3 diesel engine.
In addition, the vehicle will beplaced in the premium crossover sectionwith the aim tostrengthen the competition with sectionheads comprising BMW X1 and Mercedes B-class.
Presently exhibited at the continuing 2012 Paris Motor Show, the next gen V40 Cross Country symbolizeslarger ground clearance for increasing the off-road drivability. Furthermore, the crossover wears an athlete postureleading from the furnishing of innovative bumpers, side sills with contrast inserts and defensive body panes. The strongcharmassured with greaterrecital is appropriate for Volvo entry in the country’s entry level section, which is projected to be valued at around Rs 30 lakh.
To be launchedthe Indian market in the form of completely built units (CBU), new Volvo V40 Cross Country is expected to possess a 163bhp 2.0-litre D3 diesel powertrain coupled with six pacemechanicalgear case. Costs and engine specs have not been formallydisclosed by the Swedish car maker.
While the automanufacturer is internationallyapplauded for its concern for security, its latest model for the country’s automobile market will be fitted outwith Collision Alert, Pedestrian Airbag Technology, Bending Xenon Headlamps, standard airbags, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, ESP, traction control, Pedestrian finding with complete Auto Brake and City security system.