Volvo S60 Debuts To Rival C-Class and 3 Series


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Volvo Auto has decided to launch their all new luxury saloon S60 in India on March 10, 2011. The car will provide a head-on competition to Mercedes C-Class, BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. After S80, this is going to be another attempt from Volvo to target the luxury class audience and we wish them best of the luck. The S60 will be available along with 3.0 liter T6 heart that produces 304bhp of power and 446Nm of torque, and 5-cylinder 2.4 liter 205bhp D5 Diesel mill. And as a Volvo, Safety will be no where compromised. Let's now wait for the final word on pricing.

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Re: Volvo S60 Debuts on March 10, 2011

Thanks for sharing it Vibhor!

had read the same news few months back in Overdrive about this car's planned India launch and Volvo getting serious about Indian market potential.

The car sure looks great and futuristic but I doubt how it will fare amongst the German trio (Benz, Beemer & Audi).

Yes it is top notch in Safety and performance is promising but I somehow doubt not only this car but all the cars in and around price range of 20 to 28 lakhs will feel the heat, thanks to BMW X1.

Let us wait and see how the market reacts to this Volvo!
 
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OMG! i should say that this is one of the best looking car from Volvo till date [thumbsup]. As expected from Volvo safety features would be top notch with build quality as solid as rock!
 
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Re: Volvo S60 Debuts on March 10, 2011

Volvo was losing game in India just because of its simple & dated looks!

This time its going to be tough for its CKD rivals.

If S60 is priced something around 25 Lakhs, then it is going to get some decent market share.

Also Volvo needs greater improvement in ASS which is very limited even in Tier 1 cities.
 
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Re: Volvo S60 Debuts on March 10, 2011

Looking good , anything around 25Lakhs will make it a good competitor to the German trio.


But as Zinam said they should work on their A.S.S.
 
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Volvo S60 Now Launched in India

Volvo Presents a Naughty Indulgence - The New S60

  • Available in Petrol and Diesel Engines
  • Starting Price Rs.27 Lakhs, Ex.Showroom Delhi.
The premium sedan will be available in both petrol and diesel variants - T6 AWD Petrol with 304 hp and 440 Nm (most powerful engine in its segment) and D5 Diesel with 205 hp and 420 Nm. In addition to being competitively priced, Volvo S60 will offer unique features such as World’s first ‘Pedestrian Detection’ with full auto brake, Advanced Control with Torque Vectoring, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Laser Assisted Automatic Braking – City Safety, Turn with steering lights (Active Bending Lights) among others.

Commenting at the launch of Volvo S60, Mr. Göran Larsson, President, Volvo Cars Malaysia, said, “I am extremely delighted to be present here today for the launch of our latest premium sedan offering for the Indian market. This comes at the back of the global launch of the S60 as recent as in Q3, 2010. Volvo S60 has been sculpted to move you and your senses. It is without doubt the most dynamic car model Volvo has ever presented - and its Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake is a groundbreaking safety feature.” Speaking at the launch ceremony, Paul de Voijs, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India, said, “Safety, Scandinavian design and environmental consideration are all part and parcel of the Volvo brand. With the all-new Volvo S60, a new dimension is now being revealed - The Naughty Volvo. The aim is for driving pleasure, world-class design and innovative safety to attract more customers to the Volvo brand.” "Words alone cannot do justice to the driving properties this sedan embodies. You simply have to drive the car to understand what it's about”, further added Mr. de Voijs.

Globally Volvo S60 has been a great success and has won over 34 coveted awards including – Golden Klaxon in 'Technological Breakthrough' category, Russia, FuturAuto Award for Pedestrian Safety, Belgium, Scottish Executive Car of the Year' award 2010, Car of the year 2011, Norway, Car of the Year 2011, Greece, Sports Car of the Year 2010, Russia, The Best Driving-Dynamic Luxury Sedan, China, Fashion-leading Car, China, United States Car of the Year, UK Best Executive diesel for D5, Canada Best New Sports Sedan among others.

Acceleration 0 – 100 kmph

  • T6 Petrol - 6.5 Seconds
  • D5 Diesel - 8.1 Seconds

Fuel Efficiency (combined)

  • T6 Petrol - 9.8 kmpl
  • D5 Diesel - 14.1 kmpl
CO2

  • T6 Petrol - 243 g/km
  • D5 Diesel - 189 g/km
Model - Ex-showroom prices

  • Volvo S60, D5 Kinetic - Rs. 27 lakhs
  • Volvo S60, D5 Summum - Rs. 32 lakhs
  • Volvo S60, T6 Summum - Rs. 34 lakhs
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Am amazed to see those safety features , Volvo surely makes some of the most safest cars on road! Looks good , good performer , has got good features , FE is also good , pricing is also good ,only thing which worries me is the dealership network!
 
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only thing which worries me is the dealership network!
Soon that will not be an issue anymore. Volvo is consistently working to widen their dealership and after sales service base. They are going to open up five new dealership, i.e. in Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur and Ahmedabad, which will make total of 12 Dealerships across India. Volvo still has a long way to go though.

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To me it looks like a 10 Rs. car(that we all used to buy when we were small) brought to life.
 
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