The car is ready to go on sale in India in March 2021 and can be obtainable solely with a 2.0-litre petrol engine
Come 2021, Volvo is ready to re-introduce its Mercedes C-class and BMW 3 Series rival with the brand new third-gen sedan, the S60. The car is ready to go on sale in India in March subsequent yr and can be obtainable solely with a 2.0-litre petrol engine.
The S60 is undeniably engaging. The vivid chrome work up entrance will get your consideration first whereas the ‘Thor’s hammer’ headlights and neatly executed chin maintain your gaze. Also lending loads of attraction is the lengthy, elegant bonnet with its distinctive ‘V’, and what provides to the sporty attraction is the cabin that’s set nicely again.
There is an fascinating kink on the base of the C pillar; across the again, the massive, bracket-like tail-lights actually get your consideration.
Settle into the S60 and you might be instantly put comfy; this can be a car that units out to decrease your pulse relatively than excite you. The seats are giant and cozy, the entrance of the cabin is roomy, and regardless of the slot-like windscreen and excessive sprint, visibility is sweet too.
The prime quality on the within is notable. The all-black trim is a bit dreary, however what offers the S60 cabin a large raise are acres of high-quality leather-based, the soft-touch sprint and plastics and chrome of comparable high quality as on dearer Volvos.
- LENGTH 4761mm
- WIDTH 1850mm
- HEIGHT 1431mm
- WHEELBASE 2872mm
- FUEL TANK CAPACITY 60 litres
- ENGINE 1969cc, 4-cyls, turbo-petrol
- POWER 190hp
- TORQUE 300Nm
- GEARBOX 8-speed automated
On the within, whereas the tablet-style touchscreen works nicely for probably the most half, there are not any bodily controls for issues similar to air-conditioning. The display screen, nonetheless, is sharp and clear, contact performance is sweet and because it has a black background, it doesn’t dazzle you at evening.
The new S60 additionally has a good quantity of area within the rear, with a big sunroof brightening up the cabin. The seats, nonetheless, are low and you might be seated together with your knees up, though the backrest is sweet and supportive. The boot can carry a good quantity of baggage. A button locks the car as soon as the boot is shut so you needn’t fumble for the keys together with your palms full.
There can be wi-fi charging, four-zone local weather management, separate valet and exercise keys together with a number of energetic security methods — adaptive cruise management, radar- and sonar-based emergency braking, lane-keeping help and even Pilot Assist, a semi-autonomous mode.
The S60 is the one car in its class to make use of a transversely mounted engine. The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol produces 190hp and 300Nm, and drives the entrance wheels through an eight-speed automated.
The car feels relaxed and simple to drive each within the metropolis in addition to out on the freeway. The engine is responsive at low speeds, the steering is direct and properly weighted, and what additionally impresses is that it feels extremely secure and assured at velocity.
The journey shouldn’t be good. There is a touch of stiffness over badly paved roads and also you do really feel the occasional thud, however go a bit sooner and the silent-for-the-most-part suspension rounds off the bumps fairly properly and you aren’t tossed round within the least.
The 2.0 petrol doesn’t fairly get pleasure from being wound onerous and feels strained after 5,000rpm. The gearbox feels marginally enthusiastic in Dynamic, and efficiency in opposition to the clock shouldn’t be too spectacular both. Our assessments revealed a 0-100kph time of 9.35 seconds with the car hitting its limiter at 181kph.
There is rather a lot to love concerning the new S60 — Volvo has additionally loaded it up with a good quantity of package, and as ever, nobody comes shut relating to the myriad security options and methods.
If you have an interest in a solidly constructed, sharply styled luxury car that’s enjoyable to drive and cozy to sit down in, Volvo’s new S60, at an anticipated value of ₹43-50 lakh (ex-showroom), has lots going for it. Dare to be totally different? The S60 could possibly be for you.
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