Volvo XC40 facelift: powertrain, design and launch details


The facelifted Volvo XC40 will get a mild-hybrid powertrain.

Volvo is all set to launch the XC40 facelift in the Indian market on September 21. This mid-lifecycle update will see the addition of a mild-hybrid technology. Apart from this, the XC40 facelift also gets exterior tweaks, more paint options and additional equipment. 

  • Volvo XC40 facelift to come with new mild-hybrid powertrain 
  • Gets cosmetic changes and additional equipment 

Volvo XC40 facelift: what’s new? 

The big change will be under the hood –  a new 197hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol mild-hybrid engine. Post the XC40 facelift’s launch, the entire ICE-powered Volvo range, barring the S60 sedan, gets the mild-hybrid technology. 

With the facelift, the XC40 gets sharper headlamps, reprofiled front bumpers and new exterior colour options. Interestingly, we already know what the model will look like, as this facelift was first introduced in India with the recently launched all-electric XC40 Recharge. In addition to the exterior tweaks, Volvo is likely to offer new paint options and more equipment with the facelift. 

Volvo XC40 facelift: rivals 

When launched, the XC40 will take on other premium entry-level SUVs like the Mercedes-Benz GLA and the newly launched Audi Q3. It also takes on the BMW X1 that is on sale in India, but a new-generation model will come next year. 

Also see: 

Volvo C40 Recharge electric coupe SUV India launch in 2023




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