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Volvo S60

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45.9 Lakhs*
*Last Recorded Price
Available Colours
Volvo S60 is Discontinued and no longer Produced.
Volvo S60 Key Specs
Engine1969.0 cc
Mileage14.0 kmpl
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionAutomatic
Available Colours

About Volvo S60

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    Volvo S60 Variants & Price

    Volvo S60 price starts at ₹ 45.9 Lakhs .

    Fuel Type:
    All
    Transmission:
    All
    T4 Inscription
    45.9 Lakhs* *Last Recorded Price
    1969 cc
    Petrol
    Automatic
    *Disclaimer: The prices are last recorded prices for the respective model in the selected city.
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    Volvo S60 Specifications and Features

    Rear AC VentsYes
    AirbagsYes
    Body TypeSedan
    Keyless EntryYes
    Mileage14.0 kmpl
    Engine1969.0 cc
    SunroofYes
    Fuel TypePetrol

    Volvo S60 comparison with its competitors

    Model Name
    Volvo S60
    Audi A4BMW 3 SeriesAudi A6Mercedes-Benz A-Class LimousineSkoda Superb
    Price (Ex-Showroom)
    ₹45.9 Lakhs
    ₹42.34 - 46.67 Lakhs
    ₹42.3 - 62.9 Lakhs
    ₹54.42 - 62.43 Lakhs
    ₹45.8 - 46 Lakhs
    ₹54 Lakhs
    Expert Ratings
    4.5 out of 5
    3.5 out of 5
    -
    -
    -
    -
    Engine
    1969 cc
    1984 cc
    1995-2998 cc
    1984 cc
    1332-1950 cc
    1984 cc
    Mileage
    14 kmpl
    17.4 kmpl
    11.8-20.3 kmpl
    14 kmpl
    17.5-21.3 kmpl
    18.2 kmpl
    Fuel Type
    Petrol
    Petrol
    Petrol/Diesel
    Petrol
    Petrol/Diesel
    Petrol
    Airbags
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Transmission
    Automatic
    Automatic
    Manual/Automatic
    Manual/Automatic
    Automatic
    Automatic

    Volvo S60 Mileage

    Volvo S60 in India is available in Petrol variant. Average mileage of Volvo S60's petrol variant is 14.08 (As claimed by the brand in ideal road conditions). Volvo S60 T4 Inscription comes with a 60 litres fuel tank.

    Select Variant:
    T4 Inscription
    Fuel Type
    Transmission
    Mileage
    Petrol
    Automatic
    14.08

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    Volvo S60 Expert Review
    4.5 out of 5

    The new Volvo S60 has been a long time coming. Doing the rounds in several global markets, it was scheduled to touch down on Indian shores this year but a plethora of factors in a list dominated by Covid-19 related factors pushed the launch over to 2021. The good news though is that Volvo Cars India is ready, is raring and is resolute to put up the S60 against its traditional German rivals with renewed vigour.

    (Also see | More pictures of 2021 Volvo S60 sedan)

    What does the new S60 2021 bring forth and does it have the arsenal to silence the raging charge of the Germans?

    Like it in the looks

    The new S60 is a major departure in the looks department when compared to the preceding model. In fact, it won't be a stretch to say it outright that this here is the nicest, sportiest looking S60 ever from the Volvo stable in a long, long time. It does help that it bears resemblance to elder brother S90.

    Wheelbase
    Wheelbase of the new S60 from Volvo has gone up by 100 mm for added space for rear passengers as well as a more sporty exterior profile. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

    Its intentions of being a head-turner - something not many Volvo offerings can claim with bravado - is clear from its low-slung profile with a stretched out wheelbase and those really captivating 10 multi-spoke black diamond cut alloys. Is there more space thanks to the enhanced wheelbase? Sure. But what it does additionally is lend the S60 a more sporty visual aesthetic.

    The front profile is marked by the typical Volvo inscription grille with the trademark diagonal badge while the Thor hammer LED head lights with auto-bending feature sit smart on either side. The fog lights are enclosed in a C-shaped casing and just above it is the high-pressure cleaning system which sprays water on the headlights, just in case this Volvo decides to get itself dirty.

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    A more prominent, slightly sporty face gives the new S60 a more attractive profile. (HT Auto/Sabysachi Dasgupta)

    The bonnet is wide and sports prominent character lines while the rear too has been re-designed and now gets C-shaped tail lights and a more pronounced back. The shark-fin antennae sits on top while the T4 and Volvo badge are on either side here.

    The
    The C-shaped LED tail lights on the new S60 looks particularly eye-catchy during dawn and dusk. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

    Step into Scandinavia

    The cabin of the S60 is where this car continues to hold the most potential. And the most promise. The cabin is typically minimalistic yet premium, typically clean yet loaded. Basically, it is typically Volvo.

    There are three cabin colours to choose from. And while the blond and maroon brown may look really upmarket, it is the charcoal shade of this review unit that is likely to be the easiest to maintain in Indian conditions. Add to it the premium touch and feel and the S60 stamps and underlines its luxury credentials.

    The
    The charcoal shade upholstery is perhaps best suited for Indian conditions. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

    Soft-touch plastics are omnipresent with a nicely spread out dash. A hint of chrome on the door handles and driftwood inlays on the front and center panel - there is also a linear lime inlay option - whisper Scandinavian aesthetics.

    The nine-inch vertical infotainment system is a familiar sight for Volvo owners even if it may take getting used to for new customers. Being large, vivid, easy to reach and responsive, however, helps its cause.

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    A large infotainment display, typically, has an entire page for the safety features on offer in the new S60. All of these can be activated or deactivated from here. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

    Space is no constraint inside the sedan with ample room for four passengers to sprawl out, even during long journeys. The rear seats, in particular, offer generous amounts of knee-room, under-thigh support and head room while the cushioning and back recline angle is just right to ensure a plush seating experience. Shoulder room is also impressive but forget about putting even a child in the middle here thanks to the tall bump and the center console with its nicely designed vents, touch controls and 12v charging unit jutting back.

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    A large sunroof seeks to make up for rear windows which aren't quite the largest because of the high arm line. (HT Auto/Sabysachi Dasgupta)

    Instead, just roll down the armrest, open the cup holders, rest your phone and pack in documents, and enjoy the view. On that note, I do feel the window line for the rear passenger is rather compromised and sits too high. Thank god for the one-touch sunroof though.

    The front seats also come with lumber support adjustments, memory function and the under-thigh support can be extended. Unfortunately, there is no seat massage functionality and no seat ventilation system either.

    The
    The steering wheel can be adjusted for reach and rake and while the front seats are comfortable, lack massage functionality. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

    In terms of equipment list too, the new S60 is right up there with four-zone climate control, Clean Zone air purifier tech, wireless phone charging and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon system which, while not in the same league as Bang & Olufsen, is quite premium in its own right.

    In terms of storage space though, the S60 fails to impress. Sure there's a glove box, storage under the armrest and other usual spaces but either these are adequate at best or minimal at worst. Even the bottle holders on each of the four doors are good only for the slender sanitizing sprays we carried along while the 750 ml water bottles were left to rattle under the seats.

    Kom sa gar vi

    The S60's biggest surprise lies in how it handles when on the move. 'Come on, let's go' or Kom sa gar vi in Swedish is what this erstwhile gentle giant begs of you. But is it in the same league as the excitable Jaguar XE or the BMW 3 Series? If you expect it to be, that would be solely your fault.

    The S60 drives a whole lot better - to-be-read-as sportier - than the preceding model and even if it is still not in the same league as most of its direct rivals, its four-cylinder petrol engine punches out 190 hp and has 300 Nm of torque for a spirited intent. If it wasn't for a rather circumspect eight-speed automatic gearbox hunting for the right number when the car is being pushed, this machine would have been closer to perfection for those seeking a more engaging experience behind the wheel. But while the gearbox is nicely tuned for cruising and gentle rumblings, it does take a fraction longer to notch up the right high number for the car to propel effortlessly. A grunt of a slight resistance from the engine tells you that this S60 will push forward but only because it is being commanded to, not because it likes to.

    The
    The new Volvo S60 has a youthful heart and the intention to thrill. But while it is fantastic when cruising along city or highway roads, it's sporty character is still not quite in the same league as some of its direct rivals. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

    Of course, the top speed is limited to 180 kmph as per Volvo's new safety protocol around the world and I, for one, support the move wholeheartedly despite the controversy it has created.

    The other notable highlight of the new S60 on the move is a suspension that is on the harder side which translates to a bit of vibration over major road bumps while the steering is planted but muted for much to be written about it. The Volvo responds to turns quick, maintains line but still offers little when it comes to being playful. Respect it and it respects you right back.

    Verdict

    The all-new Volvo S60 is a solid step up from the preceding model. What works for it is a really nice visual update and a drive that is definitely more excitable than ever before. Pair it with the plethora of safety features on offer - adaptive cruise control, lane keeping aid, pilot assist, driver alert control, oncoming mitigation by braking, speed alert, city safety with steering support and hill start assist.

    It remains firmly oriented for the discerning buyer looking at an all-rounder rather than an option which excessively excels in one department or the other - tech, drive, comfort or something similar.

    Available only in the T4 Inscription trim, bookings for the car will start from January with the official launch scheduled for March. Also, there will be five color options to choose from - Crystal White Pearl, Denim Blue, Fusion Red, Maple Brown, and Onyx Black.

    Expect the pricing to be between 42 lakh and 45 lakh (ex showroom).

    All said, done and driven, Volvo has a winner on its hands with the new S60 but the real question is - does the S60 have a winner in Volvo to back it up with?

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    Volvo S60 FAQs

    Volvo S60 has been discontinued in India. The last recorded price for S60 was Rs. 45.9-null null (ex-showroom).
    The top variant of Volvo S60 was T4 Inscription with the last recorded price of Rs. 45.9 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
    Volvo S60 was a 5 Seater Sedan.

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