-It will be powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine. Unlikely to get a diesel option
The long overdue third-generation Volvo S60 was scheduled to be launched in the country earlier this year. But given the pandemic outbreak, the launch was pushed further towards the end of the year. Now, as per the official statement issued by the carmaker, the digital reveal is fixed for 27 November followed by the launch in the coming year.
Now, SUVs may be the rage these days, but there is still a solid market for sedans. The new Volvo S60 will share the same Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform as the S90. Even visually, the S60 looks like a toned-down version of the luxury saloon. The front fascia retains the signature T-shaped LED DRLs with a revised bumper housing the fog lamps. The side profile of the sedan looks clean with compact dimensions and five-spoke alloy wheels. The rear looks familiar with double C or D-shaped LED tail lamp clusters with the rear bumper housing the reflectors and non-functional exhaust cutouts.
Feature highlights on the inside could include a revamped cabin with a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system in portrait format, digital driver’s display, leather seats and premium stereo sound system. There is also a scope of autonomous driving tech like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitor and automatic park assist.
The upcoming S60 is likely to be powered by a 2.0-litre petrol motor in different states of tune. There will be no diesel engine on offer signaling the company’s commitment towards electrification of cars. It remains to be seen which variants the Swedish car manufacturer brings for the Indian market. We expect the plug-in hybrid to also be a part of the package. Upon launch, the नई S60 will compete against the likes of the Mercedes C-Class, बीएमडब्ल्यू 3 सीरीज, ऑडी ए4, जैगवार एक्सई एंड स्कोडा सुपर्ब. Stay tuned to CarWale for further updates.