RRR director Rajamouli buys a brand new Volvo XC40
Building on the success of his latest film “RRR”, director Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli, better known as SS Rajamouli, has rewarded himself with a new luxury car. However, contrary to the belief of movie celebrities opting for high-end luxury cars, SS Rajamouli opted for a relatively entry-level luxury car, a new Volvo XC40. The ace manager recently took delivery of a Volvo XC40 at his residence in Hyderabad, which matches his image of a simpleton while being a luxury car first and foremost.
SS Rajamouli bought the XC40 in a two-tone Fusion Red paint shade with a black roof. This is the same T4 R-Design variant, which happens to be the only fully loaded variant in which the XC40 is for sale in the Indian car market. Currently, the Volvo XC40 T4 R-Design is priced at Rs 44.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Image of Rajamouli taking delivery of his XC40 is shared by Volvo Cars India on its social media handles. The XC40 is the third luxury car in SS Rajamouli’s car collection, as the famous director already owns a BMW 7 Series and a Range Rover.
Volvo revived the XC40 in India in the BS6 era in petrol-only form. This time, the XC40 arrived in India in facelifted form, which included a revised gasoline powertrain, cosmetic changes and new features inside and out.
On the outside, the new Volvo XC40 features a piano black grille, LED headlights with Thor’s hammer daytime running LEDs, vertically stacked LED taillights and machined alloy wheels. The XC40’s cabin is wrapped in soft-touch leather upholstery and has an all-black finish with piano black and aluminum inserts in some places.
Despite its compact size and entry-level positioning for a luxury car, the Volvo XC40 is generously equipped with premium features like a Google-powered 12.3-inch portrait-style touchscreen infotainment system, a fully TFT instrument console, 14-speaker Harman Kardon 600W music system, panoramic sunroof, power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and more. Volvo is known for its safe cars, and the XC40 is no exception with radar-based driver assistance systems like Distance Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Dimming and Lane Alerts. driver, except for regulars like seven airbags and front and rear parking assistance.
The only powertrain option available in the Volvo XC40 is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and develops 187 hp of peak power and 300 Nm of peak torque.