Volvo S60 launch in March 2021: Bookings to open from January

The all-new Volvo S60 will be launched in March 2021 to rival the BMW 3 Series in India. The new-gen sedan will finally be introduced in India as a petrol-only model.

By:Updated: Nov 27, 2020 1:51 PM

The Volvo S60 sedan has been on sale internationally for quite a while. While we suspected its arrival in India since it arrived, Volvo India has finally confirmed its launch. The all-new Volvo S60 sedan will be launched in March 2021. The automaker will begin to accept bookings for its mid-size sedan in India from January 2021. The second-generation S60 was on sale in India, it was discontinued in 2018. As the automaker transitioned to its new-generation cars with a new design language, the S60 was the last car to be updated. The XC90, XC60, S90 and the XC40 are all on sale in India currently. The S60 sedan is the last new-gen Volvo to arrive in India.

The S60 in India will be offered as a petrol-only model and will be positioned below the S90 sedan. The S60 would rival the likes of the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-C-Class, Audi A4 and the Jaguar XF. The S60 would be offered with a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine which is good for 190hp. The engine will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The S60 is based on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform which also underpins the XC60, XC90 and S90 models. Inside the cabin, the S60 will offer a cabin design that is familiar, as it borrows it form the XC60. It will feature a the Sensus Connect infotainment system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Volvo India currently assembles a few of its models in India. However, speaking Express Drives recently in an online interview, Jyoti Malhotra, Director (Sales & Marketing) Volvo Auto India (Cars) confirmed that the automaker plans to assemble all its products in the Indian market. Following the launch of the S60, Malhotra also confirmed that the brand will launch the XC40 Recharge all-electric vehicle in India as well.

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