Volvo India will launch the new XC60 in the latter half of 2017. The Mercedes-Benz GLC, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 rival is expected to be launched only in one variant – Inscription, which is a fully-loaded trim.
This version will get the 2.0-litre 235bhp D5 diesel engine which will be mated to an eight-speed gearbox. The company wants the XC60 to have an edge over its rivals in terms of performance and that is why it isn’t bringing the 190bhp D4 motor to India at the time of launch. The 320bhp T6 petrol and the 407bhp T8 petrol-hybrid motors are also on the cards, but they would be launched at the later stage.
The new XC60 Inscription model is loaded with features like all-wheel drive system, air suspension, Nappa leather interiors and Bowers and Wilkins audio system. The XC60 also gets radar safety systems and these features also could make its way in to the Indian version. This Volvo rides on large 19-inch wheels which have an incredible alloy design.
Volvo recently announced its CKD plans in India, with the XC90 being to first model to be assembled at their Bengaluru facility. The XC60 too, will be assembled in India, but we’re expecting the first few units to be sold as completely-built-up(CBU) units. Expect a price tag of around Rs 54 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the fully-loaded Volvo XC60.