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Volvo V40 Cross-Country set to enter India!

The declaration of Volvo V40 India launch was made at Paris Motor show.

The car has some innovative advancements from the original Volvo V40.

Salient features of Volvo V40 Cross County series
1. Petrol and diesel variants
2. Silver roof rails
3. 19-inch alloy wheels
4. Upright day-running lights
5. Integrated skid plates

Much anticipated Volvo V40 Cross County series will soon be brought to the burgeoning Indian market. The Swedish automobile manufacturer declared its launch at the ongoing Mondial de l’Automobile - The Paris motor show. The company aims at competing with the Mercedes B-Class and the BMW X1, both of which have already cemented their position in the Indian market. The car would be hitting the Indian market by the beginning of 2013.

V40, which was revealed at the Geneva Motor show, will replace Volvo S40 Saloon. With most features carry forwarded from the original v40 design, Cross country V40 will be made available in both petrol and diesel engine. Like previous Volvo models, Ford ecoBoost will be used as the petrol engine alternate. The Two versions are 1.6 L producing 150bhp and 2.5 L producing 254 bhp.

The 1.6 L diesel engine will produce 115 hp. The 2.0 L I5 Volvo diesel engine will be available in two versions, 150 hp and 177 hp.

Like the Volvo V30, this car is made using the Ford C1 platform. The body style belongs to the hatchback class with 5-door design. The car designed by Peter Horbury has begun its sales in Europe and expects to boost the figures in India, one of world's largest car markets.

The advancements that make it different from the original V40 car are the silver roof rails, 19-inch alloy wheels, a honeycomb mesh grille and upright day-running lights, a contrasting rear bumper and integrated skid plates.

Volvo has committed that the car will be launched at a lesser price than its competitors BMW X1 and Mercedes B- class. The two competitive brands are selling their cars at a high price of 24-27 lakhs.