by Suman Gupta
The Dynamic Experience that makes you arrive refreshed
Mumbai, December, 2017: Swedish luxury car company, Volvo Cars, launched the much awaited New XC60 today. The new car replaces the highly-successful original XC60 which has been the largest selling model with nearly a million units sold globally as well as in India. The new XC60 is designed to provide a wonderful driving experience with its enhanced technology, sublime comfort and robust preventive and protective safety features. The newly launched model is priced at Rs 55.9 Lakhs Ex-showroom, India.
Charles Frump, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India shared,
“The XC60 is not only one of our largest selling models globally but has been received well in India too. In fact, it makes up almost a third of our total sales here. We are confident that the all new XC60 with its segment defining features, modern Scandinavian design and luxury will prove to be an attractive proposition for customers replicating its predecessor’s success. Our commitment to launch quickly after the global launch emphasizes our intent in India.”
Design : The new XC60 is designed to provide a wonderful driving experience. The exterior has an athletic sculpture with a subtle, timeless quality. With the signature Thor’s Hammer and Volvo’s tail lights the design provides a sporty feel. The interior is a masterful composition of Scandinavian luxury and beautiful use of materials. Trimmed in nappa leather fine wood along the dashboard that boasts of a 9-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen giving the cabin a lavish look and feel.
New comfort and safety technology : IntelliSafe technologies help protect not only the people inside the car but also consider people on the outside, for example technology that helps you to detect pedestrians and cyclists. When you drive at speeds up to 50 km/h, our City Safety collision avoidance technology looks ahead of you and brakes automatically if you are about to run into a vehicle in front. Our IntelliSafe technologies like Electronic Stability Control add to reassuring driving stability in all conditions without sacrificing the joy of driving.
The new XC60, one of the safest cars ever made, is fully-loaded with advanced technology. Steer Assist has been added to the ground-breaking City Safety system. A new safety system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation uses steer assist to help mitigate head-on collisions, while Volvo’s Blind Spot Indication System (BLIS) now uses Steer Assist functionality to reduce the risk of lane-changing collisions. These system enabled by radar helps the driver arrive refreshed.
Engine and Powertrain: The heart of the new XC60 is a robust diesel engine that has a Volvo invention – Power Pulse Technology. This feature spools up the turbo instantly therby negating any turbo-lag from a stop-go situation, Power Pulse provides a constant boost to the acceleration. This twin-turbo engine delivers 173kW / 235 hp and 480 Nm torque coupled with an 8-Speed gearbox with paddle shifts ensuring a smooth or a sporty performance. The new generation powertrains are clean and comply with stringent European and Indian emission norms.
Five types of drive modes – Eco, Comfort, Dynamic, Off-Road and Individual provides you a varied choice of settings apt for your luxurious drive to work or an adventurous drive to your weekend destination.
Luxury, comfort and convenience : Intuitive touchscreen in the centre stack simplifies the user experience in the XC60, all the cars functionality are ergonomically designed to keep the driver focused in driving. The 15-speakers Bowers & Wilkins surround is unique audio experience for any cars in the segment. Adding comfort to the serence interiors is the Nappa leather seats with front seats ventilated for heating/cooling, massage and electrically adjusted seat extenders. The reduced cabin noise cocoons the occupants in luxury.
- Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound System with 15 speakers
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Air Suspension
- 4 zone climate control
- Perforated Nappa leather
- Front seat ventilation and massage with electrically operated extenders
- 3” instrumentation cluster; 9” centre display touch screen
- Leather cover dash board
- Heads up display
- Distance alert
- Rear and front park assist pilot
- 360 Degrees parking camera
- Diamond cut alloy wheel
- Power tail gate, hands-free power tail gate opening and closing
The Special Launch Version XC60 Inscription that includes Tech Pack (Air-Suspension, Nappa Leather Ventilated with massage front seats, BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert, 360 Degree Camera and Heads-up Display) comes in 4 exterior colours – Crystal White Pearl; Black Max; Havana Brown & Pine Grey with 3 interior colour options – Amber, Maroon Brown or Blond.
Volvo Auto India : Swedish luxury car company Volvo Auto India (VAI) established its presence in India in 2007 and has since then, worked intensively to market the Swedish brand in this country. Volvo Cars currently markets products through its dealerships in South Delhi, West Delhi, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Surat, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, Vishakhapatnam, Kolkata, Vijayawada, Jaipur, Pune, Ludhiana and Lucknow.
India Model line-up
Sedan – S60 & S90
Cross Country – V40 Cross Country, V90 Cross Country & S60 Cross Country
SUVs – XC90 & XC60
Performance – S60 Polestar