The company’s oldest running model in India, the S60 will see third-gen which is expected to launch in the Indian market by 2020.
Volvo’s much popular sedan, the S60 and the hatchback V40 have been discontinued in India. Following the trend, the cross country versions of them have also been discontinued. Although the S60 is cited on the country’s website as some dealers have a few stocks left, v40 and the cross country versions have been completely phased out.
Since 2011 the second gen Volvo S60 has been on India market until recently when it got discontinued. It received a facelift back in 2014 and counting it as a CBU unit, the car was fairly priced against its competitors.
Both the V40 and the S60 are based on the old Ford’s platform and were the only cars that were not based on the company’s latest CMA and SPA platforms. The cross country V40 has been on sale in Indian markets since 2013 and the twins received a facelift at the end of 2016.
Volvo S60 was powered by two engines until it got discontinued in India. The 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine pulled out 181 bhp with 400 Nm of peak torque. It was a front wheel drive car. The petrol motor churns out 367 bhp with 470 Nm of peak torque. Both the cars saw an 8-speed automatic transmission.
On the other hand, the S60 Cross Country was an all wheel drive car which produced a massive power of 190 bhp from a 2.5-litre turbocharged diesel motor. The torque figures remain to 420 Nm and it was mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Volvo V40 was offered in two trims, D3, R-Design and Kinetic, the latter being discontinued later. Power came from a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine producing 150 bhp with a peak torque of 350 Nm.
Since it is the end of S60 and V40 in the Indian market, Volvo’s lineup limits to XC40, S90, V90 Cross Country, XC60 and XC90. Of all these cars, only the S90, XC60 and XC90 are locally assembled at the Volvo’s facility in Bengaluru. The Swedish manufacturer is also saying that at the time of its launch in 2020, they will locally assemble the third-gen S60 in India only.