If you have been following Volvo India’s moves for a while, you are probably aware that the Sweden-based carmaker is readying the V40 Cross Country for the Indian market. Having made its debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the V40 Cross Country is based on the standard V40 hatchback but it sits a good 40mm higher off the ground than the latter to handle the worst excuses for a road our country can throw at it.
While the V40 Cross Country won’t go on sale before July, Volvo will reportedly put it on display across the dealerships next month. When launched, the crossover is likely to be competitively priced in the Rs 25-35 lakh price bracket. However, what might work against Volvo is the fact that the V40 Cross Country will be pitted against the likes of the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1, both of which have earned respectable sales ever since the inception of the compact crossover segment in India.
The India-spec V40 Cross Country will be available with two engine options – a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol and a 2-litre diesel engine. Both of which will be mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.