Volvo, the Swedish automobile brand is all set to launch a brand new product in the Indian market. It is the Volvo S60 Cross Country, which is nothing but a sportier version of existing S60 sedan. It was displayed for the very first time at the Detroit motor show, which was held in January 2015. It has already been launched in some of the global auto markets like the United States and now it is all set to arrive in India, on 11th of March. By introducing the cross country, the Swedish automaker is looking towards expanding its presence in the region. Last year, the petrol version of the S60 T6 was offered with a price tag of Rs. 42 lac. So now, we are expecting this sporty version to fall in the price bracket of Rs. 45 lakh to 55 lakh. Though, the company's hasn't yet disclosed any information pertaining to the India-bound version. However, we'll try and explore the international version, since the car will arrive as a CBU.
1. Looks like it is well equipped with several comfort features, which will only add to the passenger's convenience.
2. Expect it to come with advanced safety standards.
1. The speculated price tag seems to be quite high, which might become one of its major drawbacks.
1. We expect the car to come with IntelliSafe safety features, which would make the car the safest in its class.
2. City Safety is another benchmark security feature that acts as your co-pilot and applies brakes automatically in case of emergency, when a crash seems eminent.
The upcoming Volvo S60 Cross Country is another breed of 60 series vehicle from Volvo. It is based on the S60 sedan platform, but it looks notably different from the former. This car is slated for a launch on 11th of March. It is likely that Volvo will launch the model in two variants: one with a D4 2.0-litre diesel and another one with a D4 2.4-litre diesel engine. The range topper with a 2.4-litre mill is also likely to come with the AWD drive mechanism. However, the company hasn't disclosed the official details pertaining to the India-bound version. Talking about its looks, this cross sedan is stylish and imposing, with some striking attributes. A few reports state that it might make an appearance with both 18-inch and 19-inch alloy wheels, with high-performance tyres. As for the interiors, we can expect luxury and great comfort from this machine just like other existing models of this brand. Some of the key aspects present in the S60 like reverse parking camera, sunroof, and the sat-navigation system might be carried forward with this one as well. If we talk about safety, it is a known fact that Volvo has always surprised its buyers with several security attributes in all its vehicles, and expect this one to come with the same. Upon its launch, it will be the first car to be offered by the automaker in 2016.
From the pictures which surfaced across the internet, it shows the sporty side of its existing S60 sedan model. The car wears a low and sharp profile that is sure to grab a lot of eyeballs once it enters the market. It's lean position and aerodynamic design will help in keeping it in the best shape for a fast and rough drive.
Seems like this cross sedan might get increased exterior proportions when compared to the S60 sedan. Reports state that it will come with a length of 4635mm along with a width and height of 2097mm and 1484mm, respectively. Not only this, it is also likely to get 65mm more ground clearance, which makes it safer on uneven surfaces and bumpy roads. As for the design, this machine looks dapper in all its profiles. However, if we first take a look at its front facade, it is bold and beautiful with a large perforated grille featuring the prominent brand's logo in the center with chrome embellishment.
On either side of the grille, we can notice the trendy headlight cluster, which will mostly be fitted with LED lights, and turn indicators.
The sporty bumper might get the body colour and houses a wide air intake as well. Besides these, we can also see the stylish daytime running lights fitted just at the top of both the air ducts.
Another attractive element in its front fascia is the sloping bonnet that looks simply great with some visible character lines over it.
On the sides, it will probably feature black cladding on the wheel arches, which slightly bulge. It is speculated to come with both 18 and 19 inch wheels, which will be covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres.
Apart from the B-pillars, even the wing mirrors might be painted in black with side turn blinkers integrated into them.
Moving on to its rear, it looks like its tail section has been slightly increased, which adds to grace and elegance. We can notice the wide dimension of its windscreen that will mostly include a defogger.
The boot lid with its brand name is quite appealing, whereas the tail light cluster gets a good design as well. Apart from this, the sharp design of its bumper will impress you, while the skid plate beneath it will further give it a rugged appearance.
As of now, we do don’t have any concrete information about its boot space. However, keep looking at this section for updates.
As Volvo has now put its focus on the crossover segment, we can certainly expect it to offer this particular model with the best of features that will appeal to the masses. This one will be a five seater with a plush and roomy cabin that might come with different attractive colour options to choose from.
A few of its pictures reveal its insides, wherein, we can notice a well designed dashboard integrated with several advanced components. Whereas, the neat metal plating on some of the equipments further adds to its elegance.
A power steering wheel is expected with tilt adjustment facility, and it might also come mounted with several switches for easy operation of other functions. And an advanced air conditioning unit will be on the offer, to create a pleasant ambiance while you are on the journey.
As for the seats, we can anticipate getting front adjustable seats along with lumbar support probably for the driver, whereas the rear ones might receive folding function that will be useful for increasing boot space.
Aspects such as auto-dimming inside mirrors, power windows, trip computer, electrically powered glass sunroof, and many storage spaces will be on offer. Besides these, nothing much has been revealed about its interiors, but it is rumored to carry most of the elements that are available in the existing S60 sedan.
Presently, reports are doing rounds that the Volvo S60 Cross Country will be on the offer with two diesel engine options. In the international market, it is also available with a petrol drive train. So, this leaves us with a thought that it may also have a petrol version, but no such information is out yet.
According to reports, this cross sedan is said to have a 2.4-litre, D4 diesel engine that is likely to generate a maximum power of 180bhp. This might come with five cylinders and be based on the all-wheel drive mechanism. On the other hand, it might also be powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged oil burner and make an appearance with front wheel drive configuration. Both these motors are expected to be paired with a six speed automatic transmission gear box, which might deliver superior performance.
Ride and Handling
As of now, we have no information regarding the kind of suspension system it may be offered with. But, we are hoping it might have the same system as the current S60 model, which comes with front independent McPherson strut and the rear multi link system. In terms of braking, it will most likely have a robust set of disc brakes fitted to both its front and rear wheels. Besides these, a speed sensitive electric steering column might be on offer. This one gives you good control over the vehicle besides simplifying its maneuverability on any road condition.
Safety has always been a top priority in all the models offered by this brand. So, we are sure this upcoming vehicle too has many vital safety elements. This may be loaded with aspects like dynamic stability and traction control, tyre pressure monitoring system, safety belts with pretensioners and load limiters, and Voice On Call functions. Apart from these, it will also have airbags, whiplash protection system, immobilizer, automatic door locking and many such features which add to the passenger security.
According to the information gathered so far, this model will be available in two variants with two different engine options. Except for the technical specifications, the features list might remain the same in both variants.
Volvo is one such renowned brand, which has always impressed the masses through its vehicles in all aspects, be it the engine performance, advanced safety or the enhanced comfort. Even this yet-to-be-launched model seems quite promising with some interesting elements on the list. We are only hoping that the S60 Cross Country does well as good as the other successful vehicles from this brand, once it enters our market.
Volvo S60 Cross Country price
|Inscription D4 AWD |
|38.9 Lakh ||42.38 Lakh ||40.33 Lakh ||40.68 Lakh ||39.84 Lakh ||40.36 Lakh ||39.92 Lakh