Volvo revealed the next generation XC60 at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. The new 2018 Volvo XC60 comes nine years after the debut of the previous generation of the SUV, that is currently sold in India. The XC60 features Volvo’s signature styling, similar to more recent models like the S90 and XC90. It also features a whole host of new technology that helps bolster the XC60’s safety credentials. While the new Volvo SUV will definitely come to India, there is still some uncertainty surrounding the 2018 Volvo XC60 India launch date. Its launch in India could take place by the end of 2017 or early 2018.
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2018 Volvo XC60 Launch in India
|Model Name||Expected Launch Date|
|2018 Volvo XC60||End 2017|
Volvo is likely to bring the new XC60 to India by the end of 2017 or early 2018. The SUV made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017.
“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,” said Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive, Volvo Car Group.
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2018 Volvo XC60 Price in India
|Model Name||Estimated Ex-showroom Price|
|New Volvo XC60 Starting Price||Rs. 50-55 lakh|
Prices of the upcoming Volvo XC60 could start at around Rs. 50 lakh. The fully loaded variants are likely to cost upwards of Rs. 60 lakhs. Currently, the old model Volvo XC60 retails in the Rs. 46.81-55.23 lakh price range ex-showroom Delhi.
2018 Volvo XC60 India – Specifications
There will be multiple powertrain options on offer. It will be available in the D4 trim with a 190 HP 2.0 L Diesel. The other diesel trim will be the D5, which boasts a max power output of 235 HP. Petrol engine options for the 2018 Volvo XC60 will include 254 HP and 320 HP variants.
“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,” said Henrik Green, Senior Vice President Product & Quality at Volvo Car Group.
Also on offer will be the T8 Petrol Plug-in Hybrid variant. The petrol+electric motor combo has a combined power output of 407 HP. India is likely to get the D4 and D5 diesel trims initially. T5 petrol variant could also be on the cards for India.
2018 Volvo XC60 Features – Safety
- Steer Assist
- Oncoming Lane Mitigation – uses steer assist to help mitigate head-on collisions
- 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.
“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,” said Henrik Green, Senior Vice President Product & Quality at Volvo Car Group. “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.”
2018 Volvo XC60 India – Design Review
The styling of the new XC60 borrows heavily from Volvo products currently on sale. The front end, with Volvo’s signature Thor’s Hammer LED daytime running lights and upright grille, resembles the XC90 SUV. The tail is quite similar to the Volvo V90 estate.
“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,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President, Design at Volvo Car Group.
The cabin, like the exterior of the SUV, is quite similar to Volvo’s latest launches. The centre console, steering wheel and other bits are identical to the ones that are found in the S90’s cabin. It isn’t easy to tell the two apart, in fact. There is a large centrally mounted touchscreen with vertical AC vents on either side. The Volvo XC60 offers seating for 4-5 occupants.
2018 Volvo XC60 Official Images
The new 2018 Volvo XC60 will go into production in April 2017 at Volvo’s Torslanda Plant in Sweden. Volvo has confirmed the Volvo XC60 will be launched here in India. Stay tuned for updates on 2018 Volvo XC60 India launch.