Volvo S60 T6 to launch in India on July 3 – IAB Report
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Sees the re-launch of the ‘T6’ variant, but with new mechanicals.
Volvo Auto India will launch the S60 T6, the petrol-powered version of the sedan, on July 3, 2015 in Chennai. The T6 variant of the S60 sedan was previously sold in the country, albeit on the pre-facelift S60.
Where the pre-facelift S60 T6 was powered by a straight-six 3.0-liter engine, the new S60 T6 will source power from a four-cylinder, direct-injected 2.0-liter engine. On the new S60 T6, this engine makes 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque, whereas the pre-facelift model saw figures of 304 hp and 440 Nm of torque.
The new S60 T6 will be paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels of the sedan, whereas the previous model came with an AWD system. However, the incoming model promises to be quicker to 100 km/h with the dash taking a mere 5.9 seconds. The top-speed though is rated at 230 km/h.
On the feature front, the S60 T6 is expected to be well-equipped with an electronic climate control system, a sunroof, leather seats, power-adjustable seats, a digital TFT instrument cluster, active bending headlights with LED daytime running lights, park assist and a 7-inch infotainment system.
The closest competitor for the S60 T6 will be the BMW 3 Series 328i, which also relies on a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine. Where the 328i is assembled in India, the S60, like all other Volvo cars, will be imported through the CBU route.