Volvo India is all ready to launch the new Volvo XC60 in India by the next month, December 2018. Originally, the fresh variant will be available in the country as CBUs (Completely Built Unit) in only one variant, which will be superscripted with a D5 diesel engine. The new car will probably put in the price range of Rs. 55-57 lakh, the Volvo SUV will compete against the Mercedes GLC, the Audi Q5, and the BMW X3.
The SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, and D5 turbocharged engine which is able to churn out a maximum power of 238PS at 4000 rpm and a peak torque of 480Nm at between 1750 and 2250 rpm. The powerful motor is mated to an 8-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox and will available with an all-wheel drive (AWD) provision as long as considering Standard setup. The engine is favorably strong, fuel-efficient and produces a mileage close to 17.0kmpl. The XC60 starts from zero and reaches to 100kmph so hastily within 7.2 seconds, and able to touch the peak speed of 220kmph. The engine of the new car is the same as used in the XC90 SUV.
With the changing current shift towards petrol-powered cars, the car manufacturer can possibly bring any of petrol engines including T8 hybrid (413PS), T6 (324PS), and T5 (257PS) in India in the wake of coming generation models. Initiating these engines in relation to the Volvo XC60 is not a big task for the company as this variant is already born by the XC60 globally. The Swedish car manufacturer may initiate the present D4 diesel engine in future also to keep the costs in a limit.
The latest car has a host of dynamic features which includes power-operated front seats with memory function, air suspension, Bowers & Wilkins audio system, the radar-based safety system, driver alert control, large 19-inch alloy wheels, Bowers & Wilkins audio system, Nappa leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control, and Sensus Connect infotainment system. Considering the current scenario, safety is prior to all and the Volvo keeps going with the hallmark of safety settings by including brakes with hill start assist, dual and side airbags, voice on call, automatic hold, keyless start, full-LED active high beam illumination, and automatic braking support after a percussion and several other factors.
The Volvo XC60 rated a five-star in the test conduct of the Euro-NCAP. Here is the crash test video to prove the safety accommodated by the company.