2017 Volvo XC60 SUV spied ahead of India launch next month
Volvo will launch all-new Volvo XC60 in India in Dec 2017. The automaker has already begun contrast a SUV on Indian soil. An opposition to a Mercedes GLC, Audi Q5 and BMW X3, a XC60 will go on sale in an entirely installed Inscription trim usually and be offering with a horde of tech and reserve systems. At launch, a new XC60 in India will get usually one engine choice – a 235hp, 2.0-litre D5 diesel section that also powers an incomparable XC90 SUV – corresponding to an eight-speed involuntary gearbox with all-wheel expostulate as standard. The engine will give Volvo a leg adult on rivals in a shred in terms of performance, with a closest rival, in terms of power, being a 190hp BMW X3 xDrive20d; a some-more manly 245hp xDrive30d various has been discontinued.
A reduction absolute 190hp D4 diesel section – from a Volvo S90 sedan – could also be on a cards during after stage. The carmaker could also cruise carrying in a 320hp T6 petrol and 407hp T8 Twin-Engine petrol-hybrid offshoots of a XC60 in a future. In terms of equipment, a XC60 Inscription gets goodies including atmosphere suspension, a Bowers Wilkins audio system, Nappa leather upholstery, heads-up arrangement and vast 19-inch amalgamate wheels. A large prominence will be that Volvo will offer an operation of radar-based reserve systems on a XC60 that would make it a second Volvo in India to get these systems after a XC90 Excellence. It features signature Volvo elements inspired from the XC90 such as Thor’s hammer inspired headlamps, large grille and angular tail lamp. Though the SUV looks like a compact XC90, yet the variations have made the SUV look more stylish and contemporary.
The interior layout is carried over from the elder brother and comes with 4-zone weather control. The SUV will also boast of premium features such as air suspension, radar-assisted safety systems Bowers & Wilkins surround system, wood inlays in the interior, Nappa leather perforated seats, heads-up display and exterior styling kit. Volvo will arrange a XC60 during a Bengaluru plant though it is not transparent if a SUV will be fabricated from a time of launch itself. Expect pricing to be in a segment of Rs.55 lakh (ex-showroom) which, given a specifications and apparatus offered, is competitive. Volvo will offer the SUV in seven colours — Crystal White, Electric Silver, Pine Grey, Denim Blue, Onyx Black, Osmium Grey and Bright Silver. The present XC60 is priced between Rs.48 lakh and Rs.56 lakh, and the new type is expected to get a price tag between Rs.55 lakh and Rs.60 lakh.