Volvo Cars today officially opened bookings for the new S60 mid-size sedan for Rs. 45.9 lakhs. Market launch is set for March 2021. The bookings can be made on the company website (www.volvocars.in). The deliveries of 2021 Volvo S60 India model booked during January and February will commence from mid-March. This is the first time that the company is taking bookings online only, as it recognizes the need to keep customers safe in the current times while giving them a hassle-free buying experience.
The exclusive Volvo Tre Kronor Experience Program will entitle the new S60 owners a host of priority and personalized experiences such as a dedicated Volvo relationship manager, doorstep solutions for certain services, complimentary pickup and drop of cars for service-related needs, benefits for referring new customers and rewards for new purchases.
In a first for the segment, customers can access the new S60 via Volvo Cars’ new premium subscription service Care by Volvo, which offers car access with no down payment via a monthly flat-fee subscription rather than ownership. Care by Volvo makes having a car as transparent, easy and hassle-free as having a phone.
2021 Volvo S60 is built on Volvo Cars’ own Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform and has secured a five-star rating from Euro NCAP, which certifies cars based on their safety apparatus. The new S60 shares safety technology and infotainment system with the top-of-the-line 90 Series cars and award-winning XC60, all of which have achieved industry-leading safety ratings. This makes the new S60 one of the safest cars on the road.
The City Safety with Autobrake technology assists the driver in avoiding potential collisions and is the only system on the market to recognize pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. In a world-first for the mid-size sedan segment, City Safety now also engages autobraking to mitigate oncoming collisions.
The Pilot Assist system – which supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 130km/h – has been upgraded with improved cornering performance. The S60 also includes Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and steering assistance systems.
The car’s Sensus Connect infotainment system is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and keeps drivers connected at all times. The intuitive control is a tablet-style touch screen interface that combines car functions, navigation, connected services and in-car entertainment apps.
Quick information about the All-New Volvo S60
Model: Volvo S60 T4 Petrol
Engine: 1969 CC
Power: 190 HP
Torque: 300 NM
Dimensions: Overall length – 4761 mm, Overall width – 2040 mm, Height – 1431 mm, Wheel Base – 2872 mm
Safety features: City Safety with Steering Support, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pilot Assist, Oncoming Mitigation by Braking, Lane Keeping Aid, Driver Alert Control, Speed Alert, Brakes with Hill Start Assist
Infotainment features: Harman Kardon Sound System (600 watts/14 speakers), 22.86 cm (9 inch) Sensus touchscreen
Drive modes: Comfort, Eco and Dynamic
Other luxury features: Panoramic Sunroof, Thor’s Hammer Headlights, Rear Park Assist Camera, Led Headlights with Active Bending Lights, Four-Zone Climate System – CleanZone Technology, Wireless Charging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity, and 45.72 cms (18 inch) 10-Multi Spoke Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheel
The car is made at the company’s first US manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina. The new Charleston plant is officially inaugurated in 2018. The combined car launch and factory opening reinforce Volvo Cars’ commitment to the US market, an important market for the company and its new premium sports sedan. The new S60 is the first Volvo car made in the US and India could be the second market if the demand goes well.
The new S60 is the first Volvo car to be sold without a diesel offering, signalling the company’s industry-leading commitment to electrification and a long-term future beyond the traditional combustion engine. In 2017 Volvo Cars were the first global car maker to announce its strategy that from 2019 all new models will be electrified. Two turbo-charged and super-charged plug-in hybrid petrol engines will be available in the new S60: Volvo’s T6 Twin Engine AWD plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 340hp, and the award-winning T8 Twin Engine AWD plug-in hybrid that delivers 400hp*.
Polestar Engineered is available exclusively on the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid and is a complete offer that upgrades the car’s wheels, brakes, suspension and engine control unit, boosting the S60 T8 combined output to 415hp. Something that could be India bound. Electrified versions of the new S60 also offer a performance handling upgrade called Polestar Engineered – developed by Volvo Cars’ electric performance arm, Polestar.
Stay tuned to more details that should follow in the coming days as we are set to drive it soon. The Volvo S60 India model will compete with the likes of BMW 3-Series, Mercedes C-Class, Jaguar XE and the Audi A4.