The official announcement has been made by the world’s safest cars’ manufacturer Volvo on the launch of its much awaited SUV, Volvo XC60 and 24th November is the decided date for its official entrance into the Indian Automobile market.
This will be the third offering by Volvo as Volvo XC90 suv and Volvo S80 sedan are already doing fine in the market. This new smaller car will target its foes including the Audi Q5 , Freelander 2 and the recently launched BMW X3. The company is working sincerely on expanding its portfolio in the Indian market and the new launch will definitely help this major in doing so.
The car will be imported as a CBU and will come equipped with a 2.4 Litre Turbodiesel CRDi engine and a 3.2 Litre MPFI Petrol engine with All Wheel Drive(AWD) along with all those high end luxury and safety features that the brand is popular for and will be priced competitively between Rs.38 to Rs.45 Lakh.
Volvo Auto India Managing Director Paul de Voijs stated, “With the new compact luxury SUV, we will expand our offerings to the Indian customers. XC60’s technological innovations such as laser and camera-assisted automatic braking [city safety] will raise the bar in the compact luxury SUV segment. Imagine a car that uses laser and camera technology automatically to mitigate a collision if the driver does not respond in time!”
He further added, “The Volvo XC60 owes its appeal to the synthesis of strikingly sporty design and a range of intelligent and smart safety systems. It is essential to establish the differentiator in one’s offering, the XC60 will not only redefine our technological DNA, but will also form an integral part of our volume expansion strategy for India going forward,”