Planning to Buy The Volvo S60? Here Are Some Pros And Cons
- The Volvo S60 continues to come with the signature Scandinavian design
- The S60 is built on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform
- The S60 is only offered on one single T4 Inscription variant
The Volvo S60 was launched in India, earlier this year, after a long wait. We drove the luxury sedan back in December 2020, and we were impressed by what the car had to offer. Like all other Volvo cars, the S60 too has a strong emphasis on safety and elegance, and it also offered good performance. The car competes with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4 in India, and if you are planning to go for the Scandinavian sedan instead of the Germans, here are some key pros and cons you must know about.
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1. Volvo cars are known for their elegant Scandinavian design and the S60 doesn't disappoint us in that aspect. It's arguably one of the better-looking sedans in its space.
2. The new Volvo S60 is built on Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform and has received a 5-star safety rating from Global NCAP crash tests.
3. The S60 gets a clean, nearly-button-less dashboard, which features the highly responsive 9-inch vertically mounted Sensus infotainment system which is the command centre for all in-car control.
4. The S60's NVH levels are really good and there is hardly any noise seeping inside the cabin. The cabin also gets premium Nappa Leather upholstery.
1. The S60 is only offered on one single T4 Inscription variant, so you don't have many options compared to what's globally available.
2. Globally, the car gets the 2.0-litre engine in a more powerful state of tune and then there's a hybrid model on offer as well. India gets neither.
3. The S60 isn't the sharpest handling car in its segment, and the feedback from the steering is a little lazy. Also, the engine is more tuned for relaxed, comfortable cruising rather than spirited driving.
4. The 9-inch touchscreen system itself is capacitive and feels good to use but it may not be the most convenient to use while driving, because the menu itself is exhaustive.
5. Volvo S60 is priced at Rs. 45.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Both Audi and BMW undercut the car with a cheaper variant, and their top-end trims are also just slightly more expensive. Thus they offer more value.