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Volvo S60 Cross Country with 201 mm ground clearance launched in India


Swedish car maker Volvo launched the new S60 Cross Country today in Inida. First unveiled last year at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Volvo S60 Cross Country is offered only in Inscription trim and is about INR 2 lakh cheaper than the S60 Inscription trim.

It is powered by D4 2.5 liter five-cylinder diesel engine which generates max power of 190 hp at 4000 rpm and peak torque of 420 Nm at 1500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox which drives all four wheels via Volvo All Wheel Drive system with stability and traction control. The AWD system comes as standard on board the S60 Cross Country.

Compared to the S60, which is already on sale in India, S60 Cross Country gets a higher ground clearance of 201 mm (65 mm higher than S60). Some of the features on offer includes automatic braking at speed of up to 50 kmph (yes, Govt of India has now allowed cars to feature laser-assisted technologies), diesel particulate filter which removes 99% of the harmful particulates before they are emitted from the atmosphere.

Rivals of Volvo S60 Cross Country include the likes of Mercedes C Class, BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and the new Jaguar XE. Surprisingly all four rivals are sold as CKD, while S60 CC is sold as a CBU, and even then is either cheaper or matches pricing of rivals.

Source: RushLane