The next generation Volvo XC60 was revealed at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. The new 2018 Volvo XC60 comes after a gap of nine years after the debut of the previous generation of the XC60, that is currently sold in India. The XC60 carries Volvo’s signature styling, much similar to the more recent models like the XC90 and S90. It also boasts of new technology that helps bolster the XC60’s safety standards. Volvo has confirmed it officially that the SUV will come to India. Most likely the 2018 Volvo XC60 India launch will take place by the end of 2017 or max in the beginning of 2018.
2018 Volvo XC60 India
2018 Volvo XC60 India- Launch
|Model Name||Expected Launch Date|
|2018 Volvo XC60||End 2017|
As mentioned earlier it is likely that Volvo will bring the new XC60 to India by the end of 2017 or early 2018. The Volvo XC60 made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017.
President and Chief Executive, Volvo Car Group, Mr. Håkan Samuelsson said “We have a strong heritage in designing stylish and dynamic SUVs that offer the latest in technology. The new XC60 will be no exception. It’s the perfect car for an active lifestyle, and it represents the next step in our transformation plan”.
2018 Volvo XC60 India- Price
|Model Name||Estimated Ex-showroom Price|
|New Volvo XC60 Starting Price||Rs. 50-55 lakh|
In India, Volvo will bring the XC60 in the fully loaded inscription trim with the D5 engine. India Autoz expects a price tag of around 55 lakhs for the top spec Volvo XC60 D5 Inscription. However, the new model will be assembled in India, which should help Volvo keep prices competitive. As of now, the old model Volvo XC60, which comes to India as a completely built unit (CBU), is priced in the range of Rs. 46.81-55.23 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
2018 Volvo XC60 India- Specifications
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.0 L Diesel|
|Top Speed||220 km/h|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||7.2 seconds|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||8-speed Automatic|
Internationally, there are multiple engine options available including the D4 and D5 diesel variants, T5 and T6 petrol variants. India will get the XC60 with the D5 engine which pumps out a max power of 235 HP. The petrol engine options and the less powerful D4 engine option might come at a later stage to India.
Senior Vice President Product & Quality at Volvo Car Group, Henrik Green said “We have a wide range of powertrains. The new XC60 will launch with the diesel D4 engine at 190 hp and the D5 with PowerPulse technology delivering 235 hp. We also have the petrol-powered T5 delivering 254 hp and the T6, which with both turbo and superchargers attached, delivers 320 hp and 400 Nm of torque” .
There will also be on offer a T8 Petrol Plug-in Hybrid variant. The petrol+electric motor combo will have a combined power output of 407 HP. As mentioned earlier, India will get the D5 diesel trim initially. The T5 petrol variant could also come to India.
2018 Volvo XC60 India- Safety Features
- Blind Spot Indication System (BLIS) – Uses Steer Assist functionality to reduce the risk of lane-changing collisions.
- Pilot Assist – Semi-autonomous driver assistance system, which takes care of steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 130 km/h.
- Steer Assist
- Oncoming Lane Mitigation – Uses steer assist to help mitigate head-on collisions
“We have focused on building a car that can deliver pleasure to all of your senses – from a commanding view of the road ahead in a beautifully appointed and calm cabin, to a safe, inspired and confident ride. We’ve paid particular attention to making life easier for our customers by providing them with the creature comforts and services that take the hassle out of everyday life”, said Henrik Green, Senior Vice President Product & Quality at Volvo Car Group.
2018 Volvo XC60 India- Design Review
The styling of the new XC60 is borrowed immensely from Volvo cars which are currently on sale. The front part of the XC60 with Volvo’s signature Thor’s Hammer LED daytime running lights and upright grille, resembles that of the XC90 SUV. Whereas the tail is quite similar to the Volvo V90 estate.
Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President, Design at Volvo Car Group said, “The XC60 is an SUV not designed to look down on others but to drive. The exterior has an athletic sculpture with a subtle, timeless quality. The interior is a masterful composition of well-resolved architecture, beautiful materials and the very latest technology – all perfectly blended together. The XC60 provides a true Scandinavian experience which will make our customers feel special,” .
Much like the exterior of the SUV, the interiors is quite similar to Volvo’s earlier launches. The steering wheel , centre console and other bits are identical to the ones in the S90’s cabin. In fact, it is not easy to set the two apart. A large touchscreen is mounted at the center with vertical AC vents on either side. The Volvo XC60 offers adequate space for seating 4-5 passengers.
2018 Volvo XC60 India- Official Images
The production of the new 2018 Volvo XC60 will start soon at Volvo’s Torslanda Plant in Sweden. Stay tuned to India Autoz (indiaautoz.in) for updates on 2018 Volvo XC60 India launch.