Volvo Cars India has said that it will soon launch the petrol variant of its XC40 SUV in India.The XC40 T4 is expected to be available for Rs 39.9 lakh (ex-showroom) will come with a BS-VI compliant 2.0-litre petrol motor.The 2-litre turbo-petrol engine makes 190 PS and 300 Nm of peak torque. This is paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.Close There are reports too that the XC40 will only get the front-wheel-drive variant of the car and the AWD variant will not come to India. There are going to be premium features on the XC40 T4 however, like paddleshifters, adaptive cruise control, heated seats, wireless phone charging and automatic parking assist among other things.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & … [Read more...] about Volvo to launch petrol variant of XC40 in India
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Home Four wheelers oi-Stephen Neil By Stephen Neil Published: Friday, March 22, 2019, 11:52 [IST] Volvo announces plans and techniques to be used by the company to curb speeding, intoxication and driver distraction. Volvo's cars are easily the safest machines on earth, but Volvo wants to take it a step further and make its cars much safer than they already are. The new plans are in line with the company's Vision 2020 plan. It was in 2007 that Jan Ivarsson, Volvo's senior technical advisor for safety had announced the Vision 2020 plans. According to Vision 2020, Volvo set an ambitious goal to reach zero serious injuries or fatalities in its cars. Well, when it comes to technology, Volvo has clearly done their best with driver aids, active and passive safety systems, airbags, etc. Cars are becoming safer by the day with all manufacturers trying to pack their cars with safety features. ABS has been implemented on almost all cars on sale in India and in International … [Read more...] about Volvo’s Cars To Curb Bad Human Behaviour — Does Human Behaviour Limit Safety Technologies?
Home Four wheelers oi-Rahul Jaswal By Rahul Jaswal Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 14:11 [IST] Volvo aims to achieve "no fatalities" as part of its Vision 2020. The Swedish automaker will restrict top speed on all its civilian cars starting next year. As part of its enhanced safety drive, Volvo will electronically limit the top speed to 180kmph on all its vehicles. They aim for no one to be killed or seriously injured in Volvo cars. Hakan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive, Volvo Cars, stated, "Volvo is a leader in safety: we always have been and we always will be. Because of our research we know where the problem areas are when it comes to ending serious injuries and fatalities in our cars. And while a speed limitation is not a cure-all, it's worth doing if we can even save one life. We want to start a conversation about whether car makers have the right or maybe even an obligation to install technology in cars that change their driver's behaviour, to … [Read more...] about Volvo To Electronically Restrict Speed Across Its Fleet
Video PlayerClose A Volvo XC40 is seen at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 5, 2018. Volvo snatched its first "Car of the Year" award in more than 50 years on Monday, as its XC40 SUV was crowned on the eve of this year's Geneva International Motor Show. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan) GENEVA, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Volvo snatched its first "Car of the Year" award in more than 50 years on Monday, as its XC40 SUV was crowned on the eve of this year's Geneva International Motor Show. XC40 was made winner by a jury of 60 journalists from 23 European countries after gathering 325 points, an ample margin over the other six finalists that include the second place Seat Ibiza from Spain, the third place BMW 5-series, as well as Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Audi A8, Citroën C3 Aircross, and Kia Stinger. The group of seven finalists came last November from a long list of 37 candidates. The award takes consideration a span of criteria such as innovation and security, design and the value for money. … [Read more...] about Volvo XC40 wins “Car of the Year 2018” at Geneva Motor Show
The slowdown in the Indian market notwithstanding, Royal Enfield's niche brand bikes are a big hit in Europe. Buyers in the UK and other European markets have to wait for as long as four months to possess any of the newly launched 650 twins.The Interceptor 650 has become the highest-selling bike in its category in the UK and is also among the top 10 best-selling bikes (all segments) list. The Interceptor and Continental GT were launched in February in the UK, followed by other parts of Europe.The two bikes currently command a wait time of 4-16 weeks depending upon the colour, a senior executive of Royal Enfield in charge of European operations said.Close "We sold every motorcycle that landed across Europe and we have hundreds and hundreds of orders for the 650s yet to be fulfilled. The Interceptor has been the number one bike in its category in the UK this year and highly received in other markets. It is also in the top ten in all segments," Mark Spiller, European … [Read more...] about Royal Enfield 650 twins have wait time of 4 months in Europe as region eludes slowdown
Indian startup Ultraviolette on November 13 unveiled F77 - its first electric motorcycle. The F77 , unlike the Revolt RV400, is more in the mould of a sports bike.The bike has been launched in three variants and priced between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 3.25 lakh.In terms of design, the headlamp is a hexagonal unit complete with all LEDs. It features an aggressive design with sharp, angular body panels in almost a full fairing sort of way. The bike also gets a sporty split seat setup and rear set footpegs. The addition of clip-on handlebars puts the rider in a sporty leaned over position highlighting its sporty design.Close The bike is fitted with a 25 kW brushless DC (BLDC) motor that is capable of putting out 450 Nm of torque at the wheel. The company clains that the three lithium-ion battery packs give the bike a total range of close to 150 km under standard riding conditions in an urban environment. They also say that a 0-100 km/h sprint is achievable in 2.9 seconds. related … [Read more...] about Ultraviolette unveils electric motorcycle F77; a look at price, specs