- Available with a single 2.0-litre petrol engine
- Bookings commenced; deliveries to start from March 2021
Volvo took the covers off the new S60 in November, 2020 and has now launched the luxury sedan at a price tag of Rs 45.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The bookings have also commenced for an amount of Rs 1 lakh and the deliveries are slated to begin from March, 2021. The Swedish sedan is available in a single T4 Inscription trim with a petrol engine. We have driven the new S60 and you can read our first-drive review here.
The 2021 S60 looks like a toned-down version of its elder sibling, the S90. It is based on Volvo’s very own Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform. At the front is a single-frame front grille with vertical chrome slats flanked by LED headlamps with integrated T-shaped LED DRLs pointing towards the grille. The front bumper houses the fog lamps with chrome surrounds and a centre-placed air inlet. The side profile looks clean and elegant with minimal body lines and a slightly raked up rear quarter glass. It rides on 18-inch multi-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels. The rear looks stylish with vertical split LED tail lamps, twin exhaust pipes, and a prominent boot line.
The cabin of the S60 is well laid out with the use of premium materials and is offered in three colours – charcoal black, maroon, and white. The dashboard is slightly tilted towards the driver and also houses the large nine-inch infotainment system with wireless connectivity in portrait shape. The multi-functional steering commands the fully digital 12.3-inch driver’s display. Other highlights of the cabin are a panoramic sunroof, wireless charger, four-zone climate control, and a Harman Kardon stereo system.
Being a Volvo, safety is paramount on the S60 as well. It offers a mix of active and passive safety features as well as some driver assistance tech. Some of them include driver and speed alert control, lane-keeping aid, pilot assist, adaptive cruise control, brakes with hill start assist, and city safety with steering support. The S60 has also managed to score an impressive five-star rating at the Euro NCAP crash test.
Owing to the brand’s growing focus towards electrification of its models, the S60 has discarded the diesel powertrain and comes only with a 2.0-litre petrol engine with an output of 190bhp and 300Nm of torque. Transmission is handled by an eight-speed automatic gearbox delivering the power to the front wheels. The T8 plug-in hybrid version available internationally might not make it to the Indian shores. However, this petrol motor is adequate to go up against the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Jaguar XE, Audi A4, and the BMW 3 Series.