Debuts at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the new 2017 Volvo XC60 is based on Volvo’s large Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform
Volvo has showcased the new generation XC60 mid-sized premium SUV at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. Already launched in select international markets, the new model will be launched in the Indian market towards the end of this year. Set to rival Mercedes GLC, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Audi Q5 and BMW X3, the new 2017 Volvo XC60 comes with an all-new exterior and interior. In India, the SUV is likely to be offered in the top-spec Inscription trim that is loaded with several tech and safety features.
The new XC60 will be developed on Volvo’s large Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform that allows altering dimensions of the SUV, making it longer and wider than the previous model. Sits lower than the previous model, the vehicle comes with a considerable larger wheelbase, offering more room to the occupants. The ground clearance too receives a slight jump that will enable it to tackle roads better. Read – New Volvo XC40 Coming This Year
First launched in 2008, XC60 is very popular in European markets and accounts for almost 30 per cent of its sales globally. Revered for its phenomenal looks, the new Volvo XC60 gets changes in line with the new XC90. The most prominent change is offered to the front fascia that now has redesigned headlamps with new LED daytime running lamps. Reminisce with its elder sibling XC90 is visible on the inside with a digital instrument display placed in the centre, four-zone climate control, Bowers & Wilkins sound system, revised infotainment controls etc. Read – Volvo XC90 – All You Need To Know
The Swedish luxury carmaker has officially announced that the new XC60 will be launched in the Indian market towards the end of this year.
Volvo has revealed that the new XC60 will be assembled at its Bengaluru plant; however, it is quite early to comment whether this SUV will be assembled from the time of launch. It is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 52 lakh to Rs 55 lakh.
The India-spec model will be powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine paired to an automatic transmission. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 235bhp at 4,000rpm along with a peak torque of 480Nm between 1,750 to 2250rpm. The new model is claimed to accelerate to 100kmph from zero in just 7.2 seconds and hits a top speed of 220kmph.
The new XC60 measures 4,644mm in length, 1,891mm in width and 1,713mm in height. It comes with a large wheelbase of 2,774mm, which turns into spacious cabin. The premium SUV has a ground clearance of 230mm, which is more than sufficient to tackle Indian road conditions.
The new XC60 is based on modular and scalable SPA architecture, which is lighter, stiffer and stronger. The new model is 44mm longer and 11mm wider than the previous model, but the shorter height gives it a sportier stance. It shares most of the design cues from the XC90, featuring Thor’s hammer inspired headlamps, large signature grille and angular tail lamp.
The cabin is also shared with the elder sibling, featuring four-zone climate control. The top-end Inscription is equipped with several segment leading features such as air suspension, radar-assisted safety systems, Bowers & Wilkings surround system, Nappa leather perforated seats, wood inlays, heads-up display, etc. The SUV will come in seven exterior paint jobs – Electric Silver, Crystal White, Denim Blue, Pine Grey, Osmium Grey, Onyx Black and Bright Silver.