The most awaited XC60 premium SUV has been launched today by Volvo India in the country priced at Rs 55.90 lakh (ex-showroom).The new-gen Volvo XC60, which is based on the company's latest Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, comes with only one variant - 'Inscription' variant which is loaded to the brim with features.Volvo XC60 which is the second generation of it’s kind has been launched in India replacing the older version which has been on sale in India since 2011.In India, the new Volvo XC60 equals the already established automobiles such as Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Jaguar F-Pace, and also the upcoming Lexus NX300h.
Stirring up to its design, the Volvo XC60 is a 1,969 cc four-cylinder twin-turbocharged diesel engine churning out a maximum of 233 bhp at 4000 rpm and develops a peak torque of 480 Nm at 1750 - 2250 rpm.The oil burner comes aligned with an 8-speed Geartronic automatic transmission, discharging power to all the four wheels, which we found to be quite excellent in reviews. Globally, the XC60 is offered with a few petrol engines as well - T5 and T6, along with an entry-level diesel motor D4, all are 2-litre turbocharged units.
Prominently, the new Volvo XC60 is quite more stylish as compared to the previous model and borrows a lot of its design cues from Volvo’s flagship SUV, the XC90. Also, the new XC60 is built with Volvo's signature multi-slat chrome grille, flanked by a pair of stylish LED headlamps with Thor's hammer LED daytime running lamps. The etched front bumper is designed with some subtle lines with, a wide central airdam and some stylish chrome elements on either side with a pair of small LED foglamps as well.
|Bold shoulder line|
|Prominent character lines|
|Electrically operable ORVMs with integrated turn signal lights|
|Stylish set of alloy wheels.|
|Vertically stacked LED taillamps|
|Beefy rear bumper|
|Chrome accents along the reflectors|
|Chrome-tipped horizontal dual exhaust pipes.|
On the features front, XC60 gets cooled/ heated front seats accompanied by a massage function, which are a first offering of the segment. The SUV also offers a 9.0-inch center Sensus touch screen system, driver assist features as well like - 360-degree camera, semi-automatic parking, blind-spot assist and lane departure warning and radar-based safety features like adaptive cruise control.