Volvo India has added a new entry-level variant to its XC60 SUV range. The model was so far available only in top-spec D5 Inscription trim, but now comes in a new lower D4 Momentum variant as well. At Rs.52.90 lakh, it’s a full Rs7 lakh easier on your wallet than the Inscription which is priced at Rs 59.90 lakh.
The XC60 D4 Momentum comes with a slightly less powerful 190hp/400Nm, 2.0 litre diesel engine as compared to the 235hp/480Nm version on the higher trim. All-wheel drive via an eight-speed automatic gearbox remains but the Momentum does lose out on air suspension, relying on steel springs instead.
On the outside, the Momentum features a plain piano black finish on the grille (as opposed to the Inscription's chrome-heavy grille) and also makes the switch to smaller 18-inch alloy wheels with a simpler design.
As far as features go, the XC60 Momentum misses out on seats with ventilation, heating and massage functions, a blind spot monitor, 360-degree parking camera, auto parking system, head-up display and the Bowers and Wilkins audio system. However, it does come with adaptive cruise control with Pilot Assist, front and rear parking sensors, LED headlights and DRLs, a panoramic sunroof, digital instrument panel and the 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Earlier this year, Volvo had added the XC90 T8 Inscription variant to the large SUV’s line-up. Having generated a decent amount of buzz, the smaller XC40 range, which was initially introduced in a single R-Design option, got the lower D4 Momentum trim and higher D4 Inscription variant.
With the addition of the XC60 D4 Momentum, the midsize luxury SUV segment will now see even fiercer competition with models like the Mercedes GLC, the BMW X3 and the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
All prices ex-showroom, India
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