The XC60 gets some intelligent features

Safety and After Sales Service – Safety features like multiple airbags, ABS, Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Collision Warning, Pilot Assist, Blind Spot Information with Steer Assist and Cross Traffic Alert (BLIS), iTPMS, Traction Control, Hill Hold, etc are present on this SUV. Volvo’s network in India isn’t as wide-spread as its German rivals but the company is slowly and steadily working its way up there and increasing their reach across the country.

Volvo is known to price their cars well in India

Verdict – Volvo is an underdog in the Indian luxury 4-wheeler market. The company makes such brilliant pieces of engineering that it is a bit unfortunate that Indian buyers are only obsessed with German offerings in these segments. While nothing in this world is perfect, there are some things which are close to perfection. The 2018 Volvo XC60 is one of those cars which is hard to fault and the only thing which loses brownie points is the limited leg-space at the rear. If you want a powerful luxury SUV that isn’t too large in size but offers good driving pleasure, intricate details and mind-numbing features, the Volvo XC60 is definitely the one to go for.

The Volvo XC60 will be brought down as a CBU initially

What’s Cool

* Design of the SUV is classy and premium, looks beautiful
* Comes with very intelligent bits of technology
* Very good performance from the 2.0-litre engine
* Feels great to drive as well as be a passenger in

What’s Not So Cool

* Limited rear seat space

Alternatives: Mercedes GLE, BMW X3, Audi Q5, Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar F-Pace

India will get only the D5 AWD Inscription trim

2018 Volvo XC60 Specifications

* Engine: 1969cc, 4-Cyl, DOHC, Diesel
* Power: 235 HP @ 4000 RPM
* Torque: 480 Nm @ 1750-2250 RPM
* Transmission: 8-Speed AT
* 0-100 km/hr: 7.20 seconds (claimed)
* Top Speed: 220 km/hr
* Fuel Consumption: 12 km/l
* Fuel Type: Diesel
* Suspension: Air Suspension
* Brakes: Discs (Front), Discs (Rear), ABS
* Safety: Airbags, ABS, TCS, Hill Hold, BLIS, Rear Collision Warning, Pilot Assist, iTPMS

2018 Volvo XC60 Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4688 mm X 1902 mm X 1658 mm
* Boot Space: 505-litres
* Wheelbase: 2865 mm
* Turning Radius: 5.7-metres
* Kerb Weight: 1879 kgs
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 71-litres

Would you prefer a Volvo over some Germans?

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