Will come with just a diesel engine to start with; more options will be added at a later stage
Volvo is going all guns blazing this year. Last month, the Swedish car maker introduced their Polestar performance brand with the S60 Polestar, a few months from now, we can expect the launch of the V90 Cross Country. And it doesn’t end there. The company now tells us that the new XC60 will also make its way to India towards the end of the year.
Volvo bringing in the XC60 doesn’t quite come as a surprise, but it is the engine option that it will come with that really amazes us. Volvo is expected to launch the XC60 with the most powerful 2.0-litre D5 diesel under the hood. This engine is a twin-turbocharged unit that churns out 232bhp of peak power and 480Nm of max torque. Mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, Volvo claims that this XC60 can do the 0-100km/h dash in just 7.2 seconds and record a top speed of 220km/h. The XC60 comes with all-wheel drive as standard.
In the international market, Volvo also has a less powerful D4 diesel that is good for 188bhp and 400Nm as well as a T6 petrol that makes 315bhp and 400Nm. Both these engine options too might make their way to India at a later stage.
Like all other Volvos, the XC60 too will come loaded to the gills with features. Air suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, Bowers and Wilkins audio system, leather upholstery, heads up display and more. Just like the S90 and the XC90, the XC60 will also come with the tablet-like infotainment system. The main attraction on the feature list, however, will be the radar-based safety systems same as the XC90.
Just a few weeks back, Volvo has confirmed that they will now be assembling cars locally at its facility in Bangaluru. That being said, we are still to get some more information about what cars will be assembled there. When the Volvo XC60 gets launched in India later this year, expect it to be priced around the Rs 55 lakh range.