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Volvo S60 here by Coming Feb

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Since Volvo brand is not considered to be as prestigious as BMW,Audi, MB and the fact that people don't know about Volvo cars that well in India, it needs advertising . The advertising should be good enough to fix the car as well as the brand in India. People aren't that aware of Volvo in India.

The 3.0 L Turbo petrol with AWD seems nice too but don't expect to see it in India.

Is it not on sale already in India? I saw one in Chennai and it was a new one . May be it would have been completely imported or should have been used for testing.

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@AMG1:

Its price is just to tempting as always by all Volvo's.

However all models that came before the XC60 were either boring to look at or have average performance. But since XC60 things have changed a bit better but this is the car which will do it for Volvo. It has great looks,class leading performance and loads of safety features. It will surely do well in India.

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27 lakhs and sooo many feautres,  add that to european tank feel , saw the interiors on an article on rediff , bloody good i must say , much better than a plaid mercedes c class, i think offers more power  and features than merc, and most competitors, lets see if  it can strike gold

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Volvo has officially launched its new S60 saloon in India with a starting price tag of Rs 27 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The saloon has been launched with both petrol and diesel engine options.

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The diesel motor powering the S60 will be the same 205bhp D5 unit doing duty in the XC90 and the S80. The 304bhp petrol motor, however, promises a class-leading performance. The petrol S60, badged T6, is capable of blowing away a BMW 330i with its 3-litre, turbocharged, inline-six cylinder motor with massive 44.8kgm torque on offer via a six-speed gearbox. It will be a four-wheel drive too and hence is more than a match for the 3.2 V6 A4 Quattro.

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The S60 comes laden with safety features that no other saloon can match. It gets Pedestrian Detection system, which brings the car to a halt if it detects an imminent collision with a pedestrian. It will also use the brakes to avoid hitting the car in front. Next on the list is the Blind Spot Information System (BSIS) that alerts the driver if any vehicle is in his blind spot and evaluates the possibility of a lane change. It also gets torque vectoring, state-of-the-art navigation system, a reverse camera which can rotate up to 178 degrees, radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with auto Brakes.

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The S60 will run on 16inch wheels with an option of 18inch wheel as well. The Volvo comes with a two-year or 60,000km warranty. The D5 diesel gets two variants with prices starting from Rs 27lakh for the base Kinetic, going up to Rs 32lakh for the top-end Summum variant. The high-performance packed T6 Summum petrol retails at Rs 43lakh (prices ex-showroom Delhi).

-ACI.

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the only thing volvo needs now is a good dealer network, their cars are good on reliability, safety, performance (not bad) as well as price factors.. I think this can give a run for money to the Germans!

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wow.!! pricing seems to be very competitive. BMW ,Audi and merc are sure to have a tough time with this. but however the interior doesnt look all that impressive to me. The interior of BMW 3 seires and the Audi A4 is much better than this.

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Excellent pricing by a Volvo for its Super luxury & really really gorgeous sedan undercutting most of its rivals with a healthy margin.

With its 5-cylinder Super Refined diesel engine, aided with Hi-tech Safety features, Extraordinary body fit-finish & build quality of a CBU, all at very justifying Rs.27 lacs only, this car will definitely emerge out as a most desirable Volvo in the country & as a most VFM car in the above Rs.25 lacs category.

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With strong engines and fully loaded features at a competitive price, the Swedes finally wake up to give the well established Germans a run for their money. But Volvo have a tall task ahead of them. First is the perception: The Germans win hands down over the Swede. Second is the dealer and service support.

As per the company website, Volvo has just 6 dealers across the country. Compare this with the Germans and you'll find that Audi has 13 dealers across the country while BMW has 16. Even if Volvo does manage to quickly ramp up their dealer network to match these two, it can only dream of matching up to the might of Mercedes-Benz who have 30+ dealers. This is more than that of the other two Germans combined!

If and how Volvo tackles the might of the Germans, it could make for an interesting analysis in the year ahead

cheers :)

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