Volvo XC60 launched in India at Rs 55.9 lakh

Cornelia Mascio
Dicembre 13, 2017

Volvo used to offer the last-gen XC60 in India in four variants - Inscription, Momentum, R-Design, and Kinetic. Now launched in India, the mid-size SUV from Scandinavia comes loaded with lots of features and equipment and is a lot of auto for its price.

Taking a leap towards future mobility, Volvo has made investments to the tune of US$ 11 billion into developing new flexible platforms - the SPA and CMA, electric powertrains, and new three-cylinder and four-cylinder internal combustion powerplants. The rear profile sees a sloping roof, culminating into a new set of LED taillights. The XC60 comes with something that Volvo calls the "under-wrap" doors.

The GLC, on the other hand, carries Mercedes' latest design theme and as a result, the front end is reminiscent of quite a few models from the German carmaker's existing range.

The Volvo XC60 was named Japan Car of the Year, beating out some formidable competition.

Being a Volvo and available in a single trim, the XC60 comes filled to the brim with all the creature comforts and safety features you'd expect in this segment.

Inside the passenger cabin, the XC60 comes with Nappa leather upholstery, heads-up display and Bowers and Wilkins audio system.

On the safety front, it comes with adaptive cruise control, pilot assist, lane keeping aid, park pilot assist, 360 degree camera, hill start assist and HUD mode. The boot space is more than the Volvo at 550 litres.

In the global market, the XC60 also gets T8 Twin engine petrol plug-in hybrid mill that develops 407 hp, petrol-powered T5 that delivers 254hp and the T6, which with both turbo and superchargers attached delivers 320hp and 400Nm of torque. The engine of the Volvo XC60 is mated to be eight-speed automatic gearbox along with the all-wheel drive as standard. It is imported as fully built unit and has robust diesel engine that has a Volvo invention-Power Pulse Technology. Power is sent to Merc's 4Matic all-wheel-drive system via a nine-speed automatic transmission.

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