As a part of their new strategy to focus on hybrid and all electric vehicles for the future, the Swedish Carmaker Volvo Cars India is going to launch the S60 sedan without diesel engine. The automaker has confirmed about the launch of the 2019 Volvo S60 sedan in India around late 2019. The Indian auto markets will not get the diesel powering option akin to the International markets. Moreover the S60 sedan will be the first production from the company to come without diesel powering option.
The 2019 Volvo S60 sedan was first unveiled at the brand’s manufacturing facility in Charleston, South Carolina, USA in June last year. The Volvo S60 sedan is based on the Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture [SPA] platform, which shares its underpinnings with the sedan’s larger sibling – the Volvo S90. The 2019 Volvo S60 sedan comes loaded with a host of features including the Sensus Connect Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, tablet style touchscreen infotainment interface and auto brake technology. Besides that the sedan also features cross traffic alert, pilot assist system and many more.
The 2019 Volvo S60 sedan is available in three motor variants in the Global market [America] namely T5, T6 and T8 plug in hybrid. However, the Indian market is likely to be offered with the T5 and the T6 variants. Volvo Cars India may introduce the T8 variant at a later stage as the automaker is planning to assemble PHEV’s in India. When launched, the 2019 Volvo S60 sedan will compete on the likes of the BMW 3 series, the Audi A4, the C – Class, the Jaguar XE and the Mercedes Benz.
The T5, T6 and T8 variants of the Volvo S60 sedan are powered by a four – cylinder, 2.0 litre petrol engine with different power output figures. The Volvo S60 sedan T5 gets the turbo petrol engine which is tuned to produce a power of 250 bhp and a peak torque of 350 Nm. The turbo and super charger motor on the T6 variant makes a power of 316 bhp and develops a peak torque of 400 Nm. On the other hand, the Volvo S60 sedan T8 variant sports the same spec as T6 along with additional 65 kWh electric motor and a 10.4 kWh battery pack, which together makes a power of 400 bhp and produces a torque of 640 Nm.