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2021 Volvo S60 launched in India at a price of Rs 45.90 lakh

Volvo has very quietly opened up bookings for the all-new S60, and the prices are out too. It starts from ₹45.90 lakh (ex-showroom). However, this is an introductory price offered only to the first few lucky customers who’ve booked the car online. The first batch of cars is set to be delivered during March this year, and the 2021 S60 happens to be a CBU import. But Volvo must seriously consider assembling the car locally.

The new Volvo cars is being sold only in one variant: the top-of-the-line T4 Inscription. It gets all the bells and whistles and comes powered by a 2.0,-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that makes 188bhp and 300Nm of torque, mated solely to an 8-speed automatic transmission, In our drive report of the car, we mentioned just how quick it is in terms of pace. We found the power delivery to be great, thanks to the strong motor, and its refinement is sure to impress its customers. And the gearshifts feel buttery smooth. The new S60 also features three driving modes: Eco, Comfort and Dynamic.

On the T4 Inscription variant, you get equipment like a Harman Kardon sound system, four-zone climate control, wireless phone charging, a reverse assist camera, a 9.0-inch Sensus touchscreen infotainment system that offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and a panoramic sunroof. On the safety front, it gets quite a lot, like lane keep assist, cruise control, driver alert systems and speed alert. The new S60 has managed to score a full 5-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating as well.

In terms of the looks, the S60 is nothing but a baby S90 – and that’s a good thing, considering a lot of buyers love the S90. The Thor hammer LED headlights, the massive, multiple-slat chrome grille, the large wheels and flowing lines and surfaces make it stunner. Lest we forget to mention just how attractive it is from the rear with C-shaped tail lamps and dual exhausts.

We had also reported earlier that the seats at the front are very comfortable, and so are the rear seats. There is good legroom on offer. You get 4-zone air-conditioning in the cabin and two Type-C USB ports. And the car left us hugely impressed with its classy and sophisticated interior layout and the familiar Volvo dashboard.

The S60, being sold only in one variant, makes the pricing seem very competitive. There may be the more affordable variants from models made by the Germans, but we think the S60 races ahead in terms of the value it offers for the money paid. Also, grab the latest info on the Kia Seltos, only at autoX.