Volvo XC 40 T4 R-Design: Review in pics

XC 40 is the smallest SUV on offer from Volvo but has a big heart to take on its rivals from Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 17 Jan 2020, 10:00 AM
Volvo has driven in the petrol version of the XC 40 compact luxury SUV in India. The XC 40 T4 R-Design looks similar to its diesel sibling - barring subtle changes and a 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine. (HT Auto photo)
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Volvo has driven in the petrol version of the XC 40 compact luxury SUV in India. The XC 40 T4 R-Design looks similar to its diesel sibling - barring subtle changes and a 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine. (HT Auto photo)
Volvo has driven in the petrol version of the XC 40 compact luxury SUV in India. The XC 40 T4 R-Design looks similar to its diesel sibling - barring subtle changes and a 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine. (HT Auto photo)
Volvo has driven in the petrol version of the XC 40 compact luxury SUV in India. The XC 40 T4 R-Design looks similar to its diesel sibling - barring subtle changes and a 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine. (HT Auto photo)
The XC 40 T4 R-Design does a great job in keeping things stylishly simple on the outside. There is not much to distinguish it from the diesel version which was launched back in 2018 and the deliberate lack of jarring chrome, the black roof, smart alloys, Thor headlights and boomerang-shaped tail lights merge well with each other. (HT Auto photo)
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The XC 40 T4 R-Design does a great job in keeping things stylishly simple on the outside. There is not much to distinguish it from the diesel version which was launched back in 2018 and the deliberate lack of jarring chrome, the black roof, smart alloys, Thor headlights and boomerang-shaped tail lights merge well with each other. (HT Auto photo)
The XC 40 T4 R-Design does a great job in keeping things stylishly simple on the outside. There is not much to distinguish it from the diesel version which was launched back in 2018 and the deliberate lack of jarring chrome, the black roof, smart alloys, Thor headlights and boomerang-shaped tail lights merge well with each other. (HT Auto photo)
The XC 40 T4 R-Design does a great job in keeping things stylishly simple on the outside. There is not much to distinguish it from the diesel version which was launched back in 2018 and the deliberate lack of jarring chrome, the black roof, smart alloys, Thor headlights and boomerang-shaped tail lights merge well with each other. (HT Auto photo)
The XC 40 T4 R-Design gets 460 litres of boot space and the chrome on the dual exhausts, apart from the chrome on the logo up front, are the only two places where Volvo designers have chosen to get creative. (HT Auto photo)
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The XC 40 T4 R-Design gets 460 litres of boot space and the chrome on the dual exhausts, apart from the chrome on the logo up front, are the only two places where Volvo designers have chosen to get creative. (HT Auto photo)
The XC 40 T4 R-Design gets 460 litres of boot space and the chrome on the dual exhausts, apart from the chrome on the logo up front, are the only two places where Volvo designers have chosen to get creative. (HT Auto photo)
The XC 40 T4 R-Design gets 460 litres of boot space and the chrome on the dual exhausts, apart from the chrome on the logo up front, are the only two places where Volvo designers have chosen to get creative. (HT Auto photo)
The SUV gets radar-based safety which is highlighted by lane assist system, adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation system, ABS with EBD, 360 degree proximity sensors, tyre pressure monitoring system, six airbags, hill descent control, reverse camera, among many others. (HT Auto photo)
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The SUV gets radar-based safety which is highlighted by lane assist system, adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation system, ABS with EBD, 360 degree proximity sensors, tyre pressure monitoring system, six airbags, hill descent control, reverse camera, among many others. (HT Auto photo)
The SUV gets radar-based safety which is highlighted by lane assist system, adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation system, ABS with EBD, 360 degree proximity sensors, tyre pressure monitoring system, six airbags, hill descent control, reverse camera, among many others. (HT Auto photo)
The SUV gets radar-based safety which is highlighted by lane assist system, adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation system, ABS with EBD, 360 degree proximity sensors, tyre pressure monitoring system, six airbags, hill descent control, reverse camera, among many others. (HT Auto photo)

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The cabin of the XC 40 T4 R-Design ticks most of the right boxes with a nine-inch vertical touchscreen on the center console, new steering, soft-touch materials on the dash and black seats. The carpet-like materials used on all four doors on the inside, however, could have been replaced and the rear seats are a bit too upright for comfort on long drives.
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The cabin of the XC 40 T4 R-Design ticks most of the right boxes with a nine-inch vertical touchscreen on the center console, new steering, soft-touch materials on the dash and black seats. The carpet-like materials used on all four doors on the inside, however, could have been replaced and the rear seats are a bit too upright for comfort on long drives.
The cabin of the XC 40 T4 R-Design ticks most of the right boxes with a nine-inch vertical touchscreen on the center console, new steering, soft-touch materials on the dash and black seats. The carpet-like materials used on all four doors on the inside, however, could have been replaced and the rear seats are a bit too upright for comfort on long drives.
The cabin of the XC 40 T4 R-Design ticks most of the right boxes with a nine-inch vertical touchscreen on the center console, new steering, soft-touch materials on the dash and black seats. The carpet-like materials used on all four doors on the inside, however, could have been replaced and the rear seats are a bit too upright for comfort on long drives.
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The 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine has superb levels of refinement and manages to gobble up miles with considerable ease. There is 190 hp of power and 300 Nm of torque.
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The 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine has superb levels of refinement and manages to gobble up miles with considerable ease. There is 190 hp of power and 300 Nm of torque.
The 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine has superb levels of refinement and manages to gobble up miles with considerable ease. There is 190 hp of power and 300 Nm of torque.
The 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine has superb levels of refinement and manages to gobble up miles with considerable ease. There is 190 hp of power and 300 Nm of torque.
Transmission duties are handled by an introvert eight-speed auto gearbox which isn't the most eager to push itself hard. It does manage to do the job expected of it in a smooth manner as long as expectations are kept, for the lack of a better word, realistic.
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Transmission duties are handled by an introvert eight-speed auto gearbox which isn't the most eager to push itself hard. It does manage to do the job expected of it in a smooth manner as long as expectations are kept, for the lack of a better word, realistic.
Transmission duties are handled by an introvert eight-speed auto gearbox which isn't the most eager to push itself hard. It does manage to do the job expected of it in a smooth manner as long as expectations are kept, for the lack of a better word, realistic.
Transmission duties are handled by an introvert eight-speed auto gearbox which isn't the most eager to push itself hard. It does manage to do the job expected of it in a smooth manner as long as expectations are kept, for the lack of a better word, realistic.
There is no AWD in the XC 40 T4. Instead, there is an off-road mode along with Dynamic, Eco and Comfortable. (HT Auto photo)
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There is no AWD in the XC 40 T4. Instead, there is an off-road mode along with Dynamic, Eco and Comfortable. (HT Auto photo)
There is no AWD in the XC 40 T4. Instead, there is an off-road mode along with Dynamic, Eco and Comfortable. (HT Auto photo)
There is no AWD in the XC 40 T4. Instead, there is an off-road mode along with Dynamic, Eco and Comfortable. (HT Auto photo)
First Published Date: 17 Jan 2020, 10:00 AM IST
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