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Donning the iconic Thor’s hammer headlamps, the Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country could make quite the impression on Indian roads

THE NEW Volvo V40 dons headlamps shaped like the Norse God Thor’s hammer. The waterfall design front grille completes the familiar look that’s also shared with other higher-end Volvos like the S90 and the uber-luxurious XC 90. Power comes from a 2-litre diesel engine mated to a 6-Speed automatic FWD . The Swedish carmaker is also one of the first in the world to fit its powertrains with the diesel particulate filter (DPF), which is said to reduce particle emission by a whopping 95 per cent – making the V40s easier on the environment too.

Feature perfect

The real highlight of any Volvo is the safety quotient. Scoring a five-star on the Euro NCAP tests, the V40s come equipped with a host of crash-protection features. While rear parking cameras, dynamic stability and traction control, ABS, emergency brake assist, seat belt pretensioners and park assist are standard equipment for this segment, Volvo also offers twostage airbags, a driver’s knee bag, and a pedestrian airbag. There’s also Side Impact Protect ion and Whiplash Protection to further protect the car’s occupants.

The real highlight of any Volvo is the safety quotient. Scoring a five-star on the Euro NCAP tests, the V40s come equipped with a host of crash-protection features. While rear parking cameras, dynamic stability and traction control, ABS, emergency brake assist, seat belt pretensioners and park assist are standard equipment for this segment, Volvo also offers twostage airbags, a driver’s knee bag, and a pedestrian airbag. There’s also Side Impact Protect ion and Whiplash Protection to further protect the car’s occupants.

The cabin compliments the upmarket feel of the car outside. The Volvo V40 offers a choice of three leather trims for the interior, while the options for the V40 Cross Country have been increased to five. There are two variants available for the V40 – D3 R-Design and D3 Kinetic – and two for the V40 Cross Country-D3 and T4 Momentum.

Prices start at Rs 25.19 lakh (ex-Chennai)

—Agrima Joshua @agrimonious

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