Volvo launches XC60 compact SUV in India at Rs 41.41 lakhs ex-Mumbai

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Paul de Voijs, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India alongside the newly launched compact luxury SUV 'Volvo XC60'

Volvo Auto India have launched their much awaited compact luxury SUV, the XC60 in India today. The XC60 comes loaded with luxury, convenience and safety technology. We just had a look at its features and specification list, and should we say, we are highly impressed. The steep price tag of Rs 39.5 lakh Ex-Delhi and Rs 41.41 lakh ex-Mumbai looks completely justified as we scan the specs, features and options on the vehicle. The first batch of the CBU imports (from Ghent, Belgium) for the newly launched compact SUV have already been booked. Here is all that you need to know about this newest entrant in the fast expanding compact SUV segment

Volvo XC60 Engine

The new XC60 is powered by a 2.4-litre D5, twin turbo diesel engine that produces 205 bhp of peak power @ 4000rpm and 420Nm of torque at 1500-2750rpm. The five cylinder engine employs high-pressure Prizo injectors for above par output and impressive efficiency. Volvo is claiming an ‘official’ fuel economy of 13.8kmpl. The D5 engine is also Bharat IV compliant.

Volvo XC60

Volvo XC90 AWD
The Volvo XC90 gets its off-roading AWD capability with the fourth-generation Haldex AWD system which powers the rear wheels in normal road conditions and powers the front wheels if a loss of traction is observed at individual wheels.
The fourth generation Haldex AWD system is the same gear that works under the chassis of the newly launched Skoda Yeti and also the Land Rover Freelander2.
Volvo XC60 features
•    Laser Assisted Automatic Braking (City Safety) – brakes automatically in case the vehicle detects an obstruction ahead
•    Hill Descent Control (HDC) for steep inclines (even at 45 degree inclines), the system works even in reverse gear for the XC60
•    Turn with Steering lights (Active Bending Lights) – headlights swivel in the direction you turn the steering for optimum illumination
•    Power tailgate – one touch opening and closing
•    Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC)
•    Roll Stability Control (RSC) – Active stability system
•    Advanced braking technologies – Adaptive Brake Lights, Ready Alert brakes; Hydraulic brake assist; ABS with Electronic brake force distribution
•    Protective Advanced safety technologies – Side Impact Protection system (SIPS); Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS); Roll-over Protection System (ROPS); 2-stage airbags; Seatbelt pre-tentioners; Inflatable Curtain (IC); Side Airbags
•    Three chassis control modes (FOUR-C | Comfort, Sport and Advanced)
•    230mm Ground Clearance

XC60 Interior features

  • Two – tone leather interiors with a unique X theme on the seats
  • Ergonomically designed seats with pronounced side supports and luxurious padding – both front and rear with integrated seatbelts
  • Unique floating centre console (a Volvo trademark) slightly angled towards the driver to enhance driver dynamics
  • Illuminated lockable glove box
  • Flat folding three-section rear seat (40/20/40 split)
  • High quality textile/ leather upholstery
  • Leather – clad/ classic wood steering wheels

Volvo XC60 options list

  • Collision Warning with Auto Brake alerts the driver if the distance to a vehicle ahead suddenly decreases. This system gives the driver a fair chance to mitigate a collision
  • Adaptive Cruise Control also in slow queues – which helps the driver to maintain a safe distance with the vehicle in front at speeds over 30kmph
  • Driver Alert Control  to detect and alert tired and distracted drivers
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) helps detect vehicles in the offset rear blind spot on both sides of the SUV
  • Lane Departure Warning alerts the driver if the SUV runs across the lane markers without the turn indicator being used
  • Dolby Pro-logic II Dynaudio | USB and iPod Music Interface | Bluetooth hands-free system

Volvo XC60 Accessories

  • Front and Rear Park Assist Camera
  • Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) – dual 7 inch – screens with dual DVD
  • Satellite Navigation System
  • 19” Alloy wheels
  • Running boards smoothly integrated with the sills
  • Side cuff plate – stylish matte aluminium finish
  • Front and rear skid plates

Speaking at the launch ceremony, Paul de Voijs, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India, said, “Volvo XC60 is a perfect embodiment of our brand’s core attributes of safety, comfort, quality, Scandinavian design and innovation. Heart-stopping looks coupled with innovative technology and off-road capabilities, it is a perfect blend of style and practicality. We are confident that in India, Volvo XC60 will give us a competitive edge in its segment.”

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