The luxury car manufacturers Volvo recently launched the Volvo S60-R and the Volvo XC60-R in India. Volvo introduced the newly fabricated R-design body-kits, which adds a visual flair to the exteriors and interiors of the S60-R and XC60-R. Priced at 40.10 lakhs and 51 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), Volvo hopes to substantially increase its market share in the sedan and SUV car segments in India.
Both, the S60-R and the XC60-R are sold in the D4 Summum trim, which is powered by a new 2.0 liter, four-cylinder, Drive-E engine, which is coupled to a new 8-speed Automatic unit, which produces 181 PS of power and 400 Nm of torque. The interesting fact about this new engine is that Volvo claims it will return a mileage close to 25 KMPL, thanks to the “i-Art” technology, through which each fuel injector is monitored and pressure is adapted per combustion cycle.
Volvo matches the upgraded engine with the newly developed R-design body kit, which features new exterior and interior enhancements. On the exterior of the R-design models, the front fascia sports a newly designed front bumper with a black honeycomb low air-dam, a new black front grille with the R-design badging, 18-inch. 5-spoke, diamond-cut alloys and silver finished wing mirrors. The rear facade is designed with two chrome-finished exhaust and a prominent rear diffuser.
The interiors of the R-design models showcase a new steering wheel with paddle shifters, rear view camera, an audio system with 10GB storage space, heated front seats and a satellite-navigation system.
With the new Drive-E technology and R-design body kit, Volvo is aggressively trying to up its sales. We hope that with major players like Audi, Mercedes and BMW, Volvo has a chance to prove its worth.