Volvo introduces S60 Cross Country – a segment first luxury sedan #MadeForIndia

Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India-2

Introducing the New S60 Cross Country with 201mm Ground Clearance

Ex-Showroom Mumbai (without Octroi), INR 38.9 Lakhs

Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India with Mr. Sudeep Narayan, PR & Digital Director, Volvo Auto India

Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India with Mr. Sudeep Narayan, PR & Digital Director, Volvo Auto India

Mumbai, 11th March 2016:You love sedans for the comfort they provide and for the opulence they exuberate, but how many times have you driven up the mountains in your sedan and your weekend getaway fun is short-lived because that stretch of dusty country roads your sedan couldn’t handle or you never thought of venturing into that one last extra mile where there is a dusty path to a mesmerising view? But there are times when it is pouring and the city roads flooded the most important thing that runs past your mind is – “If only my sedan had a higher ground clearance”

There are surprises around every corner of the road and one such pleasant surprise, is the Swedish Luxury S60 Cross Country. Yes the Sedan-Cross Country or the Cross Country–Sedan whichever way you look at it. Sporty sedan shape with typical S60 swooping roofline to subtle Cross Country design cues.

Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India said“Nothing could be more appropriate for India than a Cross Country Sedan, yes the wait is finally over. Our customers want their cars to glide through the rough roads but had to compromise on the rear seat comfort of a sedan. Our latest launch, S60 Cross Country addresses both these in a unique blend of sporty ruggedness. We have included all the capability driven features standard offering a unique ‘All Weather, All Road’ experience.”

DESIGN

Adventurous edge

Delivering an involved and focused driving experience with rugged substance, this dynamic design brings a sporty, unconventional and adventurous edge to the sedan concept. The Cross Country honeycomb grille with the Ironmark emblazoned across radiates the Cross Country flavour of design. Thanks to the increased ride height that gives a reassuringly confident stance and wheel-arch embellishments further integrates the Cross Country look, dual exhaust tail pipes (integrated), a stylish 18” Nesoalloy and active bending lights are standard.The piano black deco on sides and rear view mirror casing adds to the Cross Country looks. Available in a choice of 5 exterior colours – Rich Java, Osmium Grey, Oynx Black, Crystal White and Bright Silver.
 
Refined interior
Scandinavian design is exemplified by beautiful, simple shapes and surfaces with any unnecessary clutter removed.  The attention to detail, the authentic materials – such as wood and leather – and the easy-to-use controls contribute to the in-command driving experience. The interior detailing includes a Piano Black deco option, leather gear knobs in the centre stack and a frameless inner rear-view mirror. The S60 Cross Country features a sport seats available in single or dual-tone leather with contrasting stitchingthat make a perfect addition to the in-command feel of a true driver’s car.
  
CHASSIS & POWER TRAINS
The S60 Cross Country has a powerful Volvo All-Wheel Drive (AWD) diesel powertrain delivering 190hpand 420 Nm torque offering a no-compromise blend of efficiency and performance. The suspension front and rear are armed with hydraulic shock absorbers and stabilizer bars. The AWD comes standard with DSTC (Dynamic Stability and Traction Control and Advanced Stability Control. The Chassis is raised by 6.5cm as against the S60 which amounts to an SUV like ground clearance of 201mm.
A host of active safety features delivers peace of mind to the customers –The unique City Safety which has laser assisted automatic braking now brakes from 50kmph, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Electronic Brake Assistance (EBA), Hill Descent Control which automatically keeps the car at a constant speed while driving downhill, off road, or in deeper water and Hill Start Assist is standard on the S60 Cross Country.Similar to all other Volvos sold in India, the Diesel powertrain also comes with DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) that traps harmful particles like PM2.5 and PM10 by upto 99%.
CLIMATE
Volvo’s commitment to air quality is reflected through its Cleanzone interior (which restricts particles PM 2.5 and PM10, odours, pollen from entering the cabin), electronic climate control, IR reflective wind screen andelectrically heated rear window.
 
Other Features:
 
LOCKING AND SECURITY SYSTEMS :

Basic Alarm with Interior Movement Sensor (IMS)
Personal Car Communicator with Keyless Drive
Home Safe Lighting
Power Child Lock, Rear Doors
Private Locking, Trunk
Global Open/Close Doors + Sunroof
Auto Up/Down Power Windows, All Doors
Water Repellent Front Side Windows
 
SUPPORT SYSTEMS& Features :

Cruise Control
Park Assist Camera
Park Assist Front & Rear
Hill Descent Control
Hill Start Assist
Height/Length Adjustable Steering Wheel
Speed Sensitive Power Steering
Rain Sensor
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
TFT Instrumentation cluster
Navigation

SAFETY:

City Safety (Upto 50 km/hr)
2 Step Airbag, Driver/Passenger Side
Passenger Airbag
SIPS Airbags & Inflatable Curtains
Whiplash Protection, Front Seats
Seat Belt Reminder, Front Seats
Pyrotechnical Pretensioners, Front/Rear All Positions
Cut-off Switch Passenger Airbag
Isofix – Outer Position Rear Seat
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Emergency Brake Light, Flashing
Intelligent Driver Information System
 

About the Author

Sachin Murdeshwar
Sachin Murdeshwar is a Sr.Journalist and Columnist in several Mainline Newspapers and Portals.He is an ardent traveller and likes to explore destinations to the core.

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