In March 2021, the all-new Volvo S60 sedan is expected to be launched in India. The Swedish carmaker will carry the third generation of premium sedans to the market and will start taking reservations for the S60 in January 2021.
In India, Volvo’s S60 launch has seen a significant setback, provided that the carmaker was initially expected to launch the product back in the second half of 2019. It has also been over a year since the second-generation model was discontinued back in July 2019 in India, leaving Volvo in India with only one sedan offering.
The all-new S60 features fresh design signals on the styling front that are more in line with the design language currently seen across the Volvo range. The S60 has a two-part front grille, headlights with the signature ‘Thor’s hammer’, C-shaped taillights and more pronounced creases. The S60 now looks like a scaled-down version of Volvo’s bigger S90 sedan as a result of these updates.
With a sole petrol engine option, Volvo will bring the third-generation S60 to India. The engine in question is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit producing 190hp and 300Nm of torque, while the 8-speed automatic unit will perform the gearbox tasks. Three drive modes, Comfort, Eco and Dynamic, will also be available on the new S60.
The luxury sedan will come equipped with a 9.0-inch portrait-style touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, four-zone climate control, wireless charging, rear parking camera, Harman Kardon Sound system, 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and a panoramic sunroof, among other features, as the Volvo S60 will arrive at the T4-Inscription trim level. To name a few, it will also get safety features such as adaptive cruise control, lane maintenance assistance, speed alert and driver alert systems.
The old Ford-derived chassis is gone with the all-new S60, and it has been replaced by the new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform from Volvo. The third-gen Volvo S60 has already received a 5-star safety rating from the Euro-NCAP Authority for Crash Testing.