Third-gen Volvo S60 India Debut Soon
Volvo debuted the third-gen S60 back in 2018 and since then we have been waiting for the Swedish carmaker to launch its entry-level sedan in India. Now, Volvo is all set to unveil the new S60 in India on 27 November 2020 with the launch scheduled for Q1 2021.
In terms of design, the new S60 looks a lot similar to the bigger S90 sedan. In fact, it looks like a miniature version of the flagship sedan. The front fascia consists of a wide grille with chequered detailing. It is flanked by a set of sleek headlamps with signature Thor hammer LED DRLs. The bumper looks sporty with a wide central air dam flanked by the fog lamp housing which is connected by a piano black trim element.
The side profile looks clean with minimal character lines. Coming to the rear, like the S90, the new S60 also gets C-shaped tail lamps flanking the number plate housing, Volvo lettering in the centre and a muscular rear bumper.
Similarly, on the inside, the S60 imitates any other modern Volvo car. It gets vertically oriented AC vents with central AC vents flanking the touchscreen infotainment system. It will be equipped with features like a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone AC, powered front seats, digital instrument cluster, auto LED headlamps, a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Harman Kardon sound system. For safety, it is expected to get 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control (radar-based), lane-keeping aid and front collision mitigation support.
Under the hood, the standard S60 will get a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine making 310PS of power and 400Nm of peak torque. Volvo will not offer a diesel engine on the new S60. Instead, it will get a hybrid variant. The S60 hybrid will be powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine working in combination with an electric motor. It has a combined power output of 400PS and 640Nm. Both the engines will be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Once launched, prices of the new S60 are expected to start from Rs 40 lakh. It will take on likes of the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Jaguar XE and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
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