Volvo launches S60 Cross Country in India: The Volvo Group is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company headquartered in Gothenburg. While its core activity is the production, distribution and sale of trucks, buses and construction equipment, Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems and financial services. Although the two firms are still often conflated, Volvo Cars, also based in Gothenburg.
Volvo launches S60 Cross Country in India
Volvo Auto India has announced the launch of S60 Cross Country sedan in Mumbai, with a price tag of Rs. 38.9 lakh. The sedan, which boasts of 201mm Ground Clearance, and combines the feautures of a luxury sedan and SUV, was first unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in 2015. Essentially a ‘crossover sedan’, the S60 Cross Country was first unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in 2015, and comes with an impressive ground clearance of 201mm.
The Volvo S60 till now was a fringe player in the luxury sedan segment. The specifications didn’t hold up against its rivals and the space and luxury was not right up there. But a new engine and gearbox has changed that and the comfier cabin gives the S60 that added bit of luxury now. It handles well and performs on par in the segment. The S60 on the whole however is still a far better car to drive and own than before.
The S60 is one five models that Volvo currently sells in India including the V40, XC60, XC90 and S80. Volvo is slowly increasing its presence across India and the S60 will play a vital role in doing so as it competes with cars like the Mercedes C-Class, BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. This is Volvo’s fourth launch this year after the XC90, V40 Cross Country Petrol and the V40.
Volvo S60 Cross Country Launched in India
Quite contrary to convention, Volvo attempt with the S60 Cross Country makes for a pleasing proposition. In the world of sporty or luxurious sedans like the Mercedes C-Class, BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and now the Jaguar XE, the Volvo S60 Cross Country offers something unique and practical too, especially once you factor in our deplorable road conditions at times. Brought in as a CBU, the S60 Cross Country just might find a connect with the affluent Indians.
The four-door sedan is built to do some occasional off-roading as well, as apart from the raised height – up by 65mm over the standard S60 the car comes with all-wheel drive as standard. The S60 Cross Country is powered by a detuned version of the 2.4-litre D5 five-cylinder diesel engine used in the standard S60. The motor, a 2.4-litre D4, develops 189bhp, 42.83kgm of torque and sends power to all the wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox. Powered by Volvo All-Wheel Drive (AWD) diesel power train delivering 190hp and 420 Nm torque, the suspension front and rear are armed with hydraulic shock absorbers and stabilizer bars can be counted as few of its best features.