The third-generation Volvo S60, Frump confirmed, will be sold as a petrol-only model in India and only one trim level will be on offer. This is likely to be the top-spec R-Design trim.
The engine option coming to India is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder unit that is available in different states of tune, internationally, with power output ranging from 190hp for the turbo-petrol T4, all the way up to 390hp for the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid. An 8-speed automatic gearbox is standard on all variants.
As with the Volvo XC40, the Swedish brand is expected to offer the lower-powered S60 T4 version in India.
Volvo S60 chassis and safety
Volvo has done away with the Ford-derived chassis that underpinned the previous-gen S60 that was on sale in India from 2011 until it was discontinued in July 2019. The third-generation model is built on Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform and has received a 5-star safety rating from Euro-NCAP. The second-generation model also had a 5-star safety rating from the US-NCAP.
Volvo S60 design
The third-gen S60 features fresh styling cues that make it look like a scaled-down version of Volvo’s larger S90 sedan. Giving the S60 Volvo’s signature look are the Thor’s hammer headlights, two-part front grille, C-shaped tail-lights, and the crease at the bottom of the doors and front fenders.