Bookings for the 2021 Volvo S60 are now open, and Volvo Car India has announced that the S60’s introductory price in our market will be Rs 45.90 lakh (ex-showroom). Bookings for the new S60 have commenced online, with deliveries set to begin mid-March, and the launch price will only be valid for a limited number of buyers who make their purchase digitally. Let’s take a look at what Volvo’s latest model for India has to offer.
New S60 launched at introductory price of Rs 45.90 lakh
To be offered with a 190hp, 2.0-litre petrol engine only
Available only in fully-loaded T4 Inscription form
2021 Volvo S60features, powertrain details
Originally set to be launched in 2019, the new S60 – which has been on sale abroad for a few years now – looks like a scaled-down version of Volvo’s larger S90 sedan. It’s based on the company’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), and is available with a sole petrol engine option – a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder unit that makes 190hp and 300Nm, and is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, which sends power to the front wheels. In our tests, the S60 clocked a 0-100kph time of 9.35 seconds, and like all other Volvo models now, has an electronically-limited top speed of 180kph.
The new Volvo S60 is offered in a single, fully-loaded T4 Inscription variant. Highlights on the features list include a 9.0-inch portrait-style touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, four-zone climate control, wireless charging, reverse camera, Harman Kardon Sound system, 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and a panoramic sunroof,to name a few.
As you’d expect with any Volvo, the new S60 packs a raft of active and passive safety features, including adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, speed alert and driver alert systems. And, of course, the new S60 has received a full 5-star safety rating in the Euro NCAP tests.
2021 Volvo S60 rivals
At its introductory price, the new Volvo S60 is more expensive than the entry-level versions of rivals such as the BMW 3 Series and the recently-launched Audi A4 facelift. That said, it undercuts the top-spec versions of both those cars, as well as those of the Mercedes-Benz C-class and Jaguar XE, by a significant margin. It’s important to mention at this point that the new S60 is being shipped in as a full import, and not being assembled locally, which makes its keen pricing all the more impressive.
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2021 Volvo S60 review, test drive