Volvo is gearing up to launch the second generation XC60 in India. 2018 Volvo XC60 spy pictures were recently shared by Autocar India, which indicates testing is already underway on Indian soil. The new generation model will replace the current first gen XC60 that has been on sale in India since November 2010.
The camouflage covers most of the exterior of the test mule. However, the headlights, tail lights, wheels, spoiler mounted stop light, exhaust pipes, and reflector units have been left uncovered. From the looks of it, the India-spec XC60 will get 19-inch 10-spoke black diamond cut alloy wheels.
Volvo will bring only the D5 variant in the fully loaded Inscription trim. A 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine that develops 235 hp and 480 Nm of torque will power the 2018 Volvo XC60 in India. There will be an 8-speed automatic transmission and AWD on offer. The D4 diesel with 190 hp and 400 Nm could arrive at a later stage. The XC60 is 4,688 mm long, 1,902 mm wide and 1,658 mm tall and rides on a 2,865 mm wheelbase.
The company is expected to assemble the SUV locally at its facility in Bengaluru. However, local assembly may begin at a later stage with the initial batch for sale in India being brought in as CBUs. Expect prices to fall in the INR 50-60 lakh bracket ex-showroom. According to a report from earlier this month, the 2018 Volvo XC60 India launch will take place in December.
[source - Autocar India]