Among the reputed car makers in the country, Volvo India has established itself with a splendid fleet of vehicles. It has some stunning vehicles, out of which, S60 is a stylish saloon that is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. Its Volvo S60 D4 Momentum is the top end trim, which comes with a 2.4-litre diesel engine. This five cylinder turbo diesel motor has the ability of producing a maximum power of 215bhp in combination with a commanding torque output of torque output of 440Nm. It is cleverly mated with a six speed geartronic automatic transmission gear box, which helps in delivering a decent performance along with mileage. The company has given this saloon a proficient braking along with reliable suspension mechanism, which keeps it well balanced and stable at all times. It is incorporated with disc braking mechanism, which is quite reliable and further assisted by ABS and hydraulic brake assist system. This vehicle is competing against the likes of Audi A3, Toyota Camry, Mercedes Benz CLA Class and many others in this segment. Its interiors are done up elegantly with a dual tone color scheme that is further complimented by dark wood inlays, which gives it a plush look. The cabin is quite spacious and packed with a number of utility as well as comfort aspects. The electrically powered glass sun roof is its another interesting feature, which adds to its style quotient. As far as its safety is concerned, it is packed with numerous features that ensure maximum protection. It includes a remote control alarm, whiplash protection system, dual stage airbags, cut-off switch passenger airbag, warning triangle, traction control, emergency brake lights and many other such aspects. It is being offered with a standard warranty of two years or 60000 Kilometers, whichever is earlier. This period can be further increased by one year at an extra cost.
This enticing variant is blessed with an aerodynamic body design, which is fitted with a lot of cosmetics. Starting with side profile, it is elegantly designed with body colored door handles and outside rear view mirrors. The neatly crafted wheel arches are fitted with an elegant set of 17 inch alloy wheels, which are covered with high performance tubeless tyres that provides superior grip on any road conditions. Its ORVMs are electrically adjustable and comes with heating as well as memory function. Not only this, the automaker has designed its rear profile in an elegant way with some remarkable features. These include the eye catching boot lid, which has a thin chrome strip and embossed with company's badge. This tailgate surrounds the radiant tail light cluster that is in a trendy design and features halogen based reverse and brake lights. The body colored bumper is accompanied by a couple of chrome plated exhaust pipes, which completes the look of its rear profile. Its elegantly designed frontage has a large radiator grille, which is fitted with a few chrome finished slats. It is embedded with a prominent company insignia in the center, which gives the frontage a decent look. Furthermore, this grille is flanked by a well designed headlight cluster that features bright dual xenon headlamps with active bending lights. The windscreen is pretty wide and equipped with rain sensing wipers. It also has a well sculpted bumper that is painted in body color.
The plush internal cabin of this variant is incorporated with well cushioned seats that provide comfortable seating for five people. There is a smooth dashboard in attractive design, which is integrated with a few equipments like a three spoke steering wheel with multifunctional switches, a large glove box compartment and a stylish center console with numerous controls. It also has chrome accentuated air vents at both ends for better air circulation. The instrument cluster houses an electronic trip computer, digital tachometer, temperature gauge, digital clock and many other such notifications. Besides these, it displays some notifications for the convenience of driver like fuel consumption display, door ajar warning, seat belt reminder and a few others. There is premium leather used for wrapping the gear lever knob and steering wheel, which further includes decor inlays. There are head and electrically adjustable front seats available, which are covered with high quality leather upholstery. The amazing interior lighting and the dark wood inlays inside the cabin further gives it a classy look.
Engine and Performance:
As said above, this variant is fitted with a 2.4-litre diesel engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2400cc. This five cylinder based engine is also integrated with a turbocharger, which allows it to pump out a maximum power of 215bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 440Nm between 1500 to 3000rpm. This power plant is coupled with an advanced six speed geartronic automatic transmission gearbox, which delivers torque output to the front wheels. It enables the vehicle to deliver a decent mileage in the range of 14 to 20 Kmpl.
Braking and Handling:
The front axle is fitted with a McPherson Strut featuring anti dive, anti lift function along with an anti roll bar. While the rear axle is paired active multi link suspension that is loaded with the similar anti roll bar. All its wheels are equipped with high performance disc brakes. It is also incorporated with an anti lock braking system that works in combination with hydraulic brake assist and ready alert brakes to reinforce the braking mechanism. The cabin is incorporated with a speed dependent power steering system, which provides precise response depending upon the speed levels.
The cabin is blessed with an electronically adjustable driver seat with memory function and lumbar support. It has an advanced electronic climate control unit, which can be set independently for driver and front passenger. It also has humidity sensor, which ensures that cabin air has an appropriate level of humidity in relation to the outside climate. It has SENSUS screen with 5-inch high resolution display that features a few hi-tech functions and informations. The advanced infotainment system has a 7-inch touchscreen, which supports various functions along with Bluetooth connectivity. The adaptive digital display on instrument panel offers three set driving modes, which are elegance, ECO and performance. They allow the driver to change the mode according to the driving style.
This saloon is bestowed with driver support package featuring several notifications including road sign information, lane departure warning, blind spot information system, driver alert control and pedestrian detection system. One of the most important feature is its City safety, which is based on an advanced laser technology. In the speed range of up to 50 kmph, it can sense a collision and prepares the brakes accordingly. It can also apply brakes automatically and switch off the throttle to reduce the effect of a collision. The company has given it a reinforced passenger compartment, which is built using strongest steel material available. It has crumple zones, side impact protection beams, which absorbs the crash force and helps to protect the passengers. The cabin has a unique energy absorbing frontal structure featuring longitudinal steel struts in doors, which reduces the impact effect on front passengers. Apart from these, it has several protective features like safety belts with pre-tensioner and load limiter, airbags, inflatable curtains, whiplash protection system, remote controlled alarm, automatic door locking, engine immobilizer with theft protection locks, laminated side door windows and lockable wheel bolts.
1. Aerodynamic body structure makes it look quite attractive.
2. Laser assisted automatic braking system makes it unique in the segment.
1. There is still scope to improve its interior design.
2. Low ground clearance is a big minus point.
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