Second-Gen Volvo XC60 India Launch Based On Volvo XC90

The second-gen Volvo XC60 is launched in India on December 12 with a single trim but fully loaded specs. Previously, the company had announced the car to be launched during Diwali but due to some delay now it is all set to be unwrapped. It consists only single Inscription trim following the last two siblings which are the S90 and the V90 Cross Country. To cover all the bases, it is accommodated with all the important specs. The new SUV is priced at Rs. 55.9 lakh with anticipated delivery from this year end.

The latest come around, XC60 is based on the he SPA (scalable platform architecture) which is similar as shared by the XC90, the V90 and the S90 previously. It is the fourth Volvo vehicle based on the SPA. As revealed by the company, the edition at the time of launch will come as CBU but later around in mid-2018, the Bengaluru plant will start manufacturing of this variant.

With the increasing demand, it is announced by the company that it will introduce its lower variants also. The lower variant can get the name as either ‘Momentum’ or ‘Inscription’. The latest XC60 is available in three variants globally which are Inscription, R-Design, and Momentum. In India, it is accessible in the inscription variant only. The last generation XC60 was available in India in four variants which are Inscription, Momentum, R-Design, and Kinetic. We can see a racier variant of the XC60 in future named the R-Sport, as anticipated.

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The Volvo XC60 includes 4-zone climate control, ventilated front seats, Nappa leather upholstery, 19-inch wheels and air suspension. Furthermore, it takes the panoramic sunroof and a 15-speaker audio system from Bowers and Wilkins, adaptive cruise control, park pilot assist, 360 degree camera, rain sensors, hill start assist, HUD mode,  pilot assist, and lane keeping aid.

The standard variant of the XC60 is powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder D5 diesel engine which is able to churn out a maximum power of 235 PS and a peak torque of 480Nm. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox which utilises an AWD system to distribute power to all the wheels. The best in its segment, the Volvo XC60 compete against the Audi Q5, Land Rover Discovery Sport, BMW X3, and Mercede Benz GLC.