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Old 2nd March 2015, 19:19   #106
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It's a beautiful car, do share with us the driving experience with this beauty. From any angle it's a looker and more compact for Indian roads. How about the visibility from driver's seat ? Does it have high windows and dash ?
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Congrats Raosaheb Desai and welcome to the Volvo club.
The V40 looks quite unique on our roads with its 'sports coupe' like profile. Be ready for some attention on the streets
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Thanks lurker and psispace.
Planning to take delivery tomorrow. Unfortunately polester kit for 2015 model not yet arrived. Will install it afterwards.
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Congratulations Raosaheb on the V40 ~ Definitely a looker!
1) Could you let us know if the polestar kit include the engine mods (or) just exterior accessories?
2) Is it officially available from Volvo India (or) are you getting it done from a 3rd party?
3) How much are they charging for it?
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Congratulations Raosaheb on the V40 ~ Definitely a looker!
1) Could you let us know if the polestar kit include the engine mods (or) just exterior accessories?
2) Is it officially available from Volvo India (or) are you getting it done from a 3rd party?
3) How much are they charging for it?
Thanks.
- Polestar kit is only remapping software which boosts power by 22 BHP and torque by 50 nm. No styling accessories.
- Its available from Volvo India. Version for 2015 cars yet to be launched.
- Its INR 120 k. Got some discount with other accessories.
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Congratulations Raosaheb! Great choice and the car is a real head turner on Indian streets. There is a white one in the layout I live in and it looks simply devastating compared to the rest.

I have a query though, was going through the website and under the "tech and sound" catergory it says there is a Digital Audio Broadcast feature. What exactly is it? Satellite radio? Something like the ole world radio we had in India a few years back?
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Test drove one recently. Really liked it. Looks terrific on the outside - definitely a head turner. Interiors are nice and comfortable and the ergonomics are typical Volvo (a good thing!). Performance was nice (if not awesome) and she handled pretty well. Steering "hardness" can be adjusted depending on your preferences and whether you're driving in city traffic or on the highway. Ride was decent but on the stiffer side. Rear was cramped, especially with me (6'+) in the front seat so this isn't ideal for the chauffeur driven or for use as a family car. Great on safety and I actually tried the automatic stopping feature - if the speed is under 15 kph (iirc), there's an obstacle ahead and the driver doesn't press the brakes, the car does a panic braking automatically to bring itself to a halt. Tried it and it worked. The sales team were carrying a plastic cone to carry out the demo

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Yesterday took delivery of white beauty
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To describe in one word 'Yummy'. This car comes close in looks to the C 30 coupe. Congrats again. And enjoy your ride.
An initial ownership review soon?
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Great on safety and I actually tried the automatic stopping feature - if the speed is under 15 kph (iirc), there's an obstacle ahead and the driver doesn't press the brakes, the car does a panic braking automatically to bring itself to a halt.
The feature works till speeds of 50 kmph IIRC.
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Yesterday took delivery of white beauty
And what a beauty she is Wish you many many miles of happy motoring!

May I ask what this white is called- Crystal White or Ice White?

If my memory is right, white colour is a recent offering on V40. It was not available at launch.
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To describe in one word 'Yummy'. This car comes close in looks to the C 30 coupe. Congrats again. And enjoy your ride.
An initial ownership review soon?
Thanks again
Surely will post initial review soon.

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And what a beauty she is Wish you many many miles of happy motoring!

May I ask what this white is called- Crystal White or Ice White?

If my memory is right, white colour is a recent offering on V40. It was not available at launch.
Thanks.
Colour is "Crystal White Pearl Effect". Whatever they call, its metallic white and due to water based colour the paint quality is awesome.
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Yesterday took delivery of white beauty
A rare and certainly head turning car.

How much did this beauty set you back?

Happy motoring, and drive safe!
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A rare and certainly head turning car.

How much did this beauty set you back?

Happy motoring, and drive safe!
Thanks a lot.
On road price was 38.5.
Paid extra for some accessories.
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Thanks a lot.
On road price was 38.5.
Paid extra for some accessories.


What is the current ex-showroom price for this? Shocking news. I was getting this for 32L OTR in November,2013. Have the prices been raised so much? Any discounts?
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