Swedish car manufacturers known for their safety, Volvo has launched a detuned version of their entry XC60 diesel. This step from Volvo is looked more into adding that competitive edge to its crossover which is imported as a CBU (Completely Built Unit).
The new lower cost variant is powered by a lower displacement 2.0 liter turbo diesel engine which Volvo calls as D3. The D3 powerhouse is capable of producing a max power output of 163 HP and a peak torque of 400 Nm which is mated to a 6 speed automatic gearbox.
Just for reference the bigger D5 is a 2.4 liter Twin Turbo diesel which produces 215 HP of brute power and 420 Nm of max torque. This launch of a smaller engine would also mean better fuel efficiency.
On the offerings front, the XC60 has:
- Dual tone genuine leather seats with real wood inlays
- Volvo Sensus infotainment experience
- Interior Air Quality System
- Electronic Climate Control
- Roll Stability Control
- Emergency Brake Assist
- Volvo’s Whiplash Protection System
- Side Impact Protection System
And a lot more..!
The new model D3 is priced at 34.4 lakhs for the base variant where the top end goes out for 37.4 lakhs Will this move have an impact on XC’s sales as much as Volvo desires? Lets wait and watch..!