New Volvo S60 to launch in March 2021

    Published On Nov 28, 2020 11:07:00 AM

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    The Swedish carmaker will start accepting bookings for the new S60 from January 2021 onwards.

    The all-newVolvoS60 sedan is set to be launched in India in March 2021. The Swedish carmaker will be bringing the third-generation of the luxury sedan and will begin accepting bookings for the S60 from January 2021.

    Volvo’s S60 launch in India has seen a massive delay, considering the carmaker was originally slated to launch the model back in the second half of 2019. It has also been over a year, since the second-gen model was discontinued in India back in July 2019, leaving Volvo with only a single sedan offering in India.

    2021 Volvo S60 design

    On the styling front, the all-new S60 features fresh design cues that are more in line with the design language currently seen across the Volvo range. The S60 sports a two-part front grille, signature ‘Thor’s hammer’ headlights, C-shaped taillights and more pronounced creases. As a result of these changes, the S60 now looks like a scaled-down version of Volvo’s largerS90sedan.

    2021 Volvo S60 engine

    Volvo will bring the third-generation S60 to India with a sole petrol engine option. The engine in question is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder unit that will produce 190hp and 300Nm of torque, while gearbox duties will be carried out by an 8-speed automatic unit. The new S60 will also feature three drive modes – Comfort, Eco and Dynamic.

    2021 Volvo S60 features

    Seeing as the Volvo S60 will come in the T4-Inscription trim level, the luxury sedan will come equipped with a 9.0-inch portrait-style touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, four-zone climate control, wireless charging, rear parking camera, Harman Kardon Sound system, 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and a panoramic sunroof among other features.

    It will also get safety features like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, speed alert and driver alert systems to name a few.

    2021 Volvo S60 chassis and safety

    With the all-new S60, gone is the old Ford-derived chassis, it has been replaced by Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform. The third-gen Volvo S60 has already received 5-star safety rating from Euro-NCAP crash testing authority.

    2021 Volvo S60 rivals

    Once launched in India, thenew Volvo S60, will take on the likes of theBMW 3 Series, theMercedes-Benz C-class, theJaguar XEand the upcomingAudi A4facelift.

    The Swedish carmaker has also confirmed that it will launch the all-electricVolvo XC40 Rechargein India in 2021.

    Also see:

    2019 Volvo S60 review, test drive

    2018 Volvo S60 image gallery

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