Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th October 2015, 14:50   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
Tushar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,138
Thanked: 8,355 Times
Default Volvo S60 Cross Country imported into India

Volvo has been expanding its model range in India. This year has seen the launch of models like the S60 T6 petrol, V40 hatchback and XC90 SUV. It looks like we can expect another launch from the Swedish automaker in the coming months, as the S60 Cross Country has been imported into India at the Chennai port.

Volvo revealed the S60 Cross Country sedan in January this year. The model is essentially an S60 with a ride height that has been increased by 65 mm. The S60 Cross Country targets buyers who want the comfort and handling mannerisms of a sedan, while providing a more commanding driving stance. More importantly, apart from a raised ground clearance, the car also gets all-wheel drive for the occasional spin on semi-urban roads or dirt tracks.

The vehicle imported has the D5, 2.4L, 5-cylinder diesel engine that makes around 188 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 420 Nm of torque @ 1,500 - 3,000 rpm. Power is sent to all four wheels through a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The S60 Cross Country is also available with a D4, 2.0L, 4-cylinder diesel engine that makes 188 BHP @ 4,250 rpm and 400 Nm of torque @ 1,750 - 2,500 rpm, with the power being transmitted to the front wheels.

On the petrol front, the model is offered with a 2.5L, 5-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that makes 247 BHP @ 5,400 rpm and 360 Nm of torque @ 1,800 - 4,200 rpm with the power being sent to all four wheels through a 6-speed automatic gearbox. It is unlikely that this variant will be launched in India at least initially.

The Volvo S60 Cross Country's India launch may take place in early 2016.

Source: Zauba

Volvo S60 Cross Country imported into India-1.jpg

Volvo S60 Cross Country imported into India-2.jpg

Volvo S60 Cross Country imported into India-3.jpg
Tushar is offline   (10) Thanks
Old 12th October 2015, 16:46   #2
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 29
Thanked: 10 Times
Default Re: Volvo S60 Cross Country imported into India

Thanks Tushar. Interestingly, the value of INR 10.3 lakhs seems rather strange. What is the significance of this value - is this the basis at which import duty is paid? But if this is a CBU, should'nt the price/ value be much higher? Or does it mean INR 10.3 lakhs is the cost of production for the car - in that case are the product margins very high? Or is this just marginal cost of production per unit? Any experts on this subject kindly explain.
epuneet is offline  
Old 12th October 2015, 20:48   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
khoj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dilli
Posts: 2,722
Thanked: 1,253 Times
Default Re: Volvo S60 Cross Country imported into India

Customs duty for CBUs is 127% and is levied on the merchandise value + freight + transit insurance, now do the math.
khoj is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 12th October 2015, 23:34   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
quickdraw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 1,008
Thanked: 1,284 Times
Default Re: Volvo S60 Cross Country imported into India

Interesting, during the course of my car purchase I was seriously considering a V40, and they launched the V40R Design for around 27 lakhs. They were offering discounts on the V40 Cross Country which was essentially the same car, but was way overpriced! They were offering a 4 lakh discount which translated to around 30 lakh ex-showroom. I also had a chance to drive the S80 and S60 and loved these cars.

The problem is that they pushed me away from the V40 was the price to be honest, even though I loved the car. I believe they cannot (and should not) price themselves equally to BMW/Mercedes for their product offerings, if the V40 was around 25 I could have still considered it instead of being pushed to purchase a used 3 series. They have great products, and are even offering 3 year no expenditure plan on their cars. Just need to reduce the price a little bit for people like me to be pushed to their offerings.
quickdraw is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 12th February 2016, 05:28   #5
BHPian
 
Senna4Ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: UP16/Gothenburg
Posts: 309
Thanked: 1,023 Times
Default Re: Volvo S60 Cross Country imported into India

Launch of the 2016 S60 Cross Country seems to be closer as several units have now been imported. Vehicles imported are powered by a 5-cylinder 2.4L diesel engine capable of 190HP (AWD variant). A single unit of the FWD variant with the 4-cylinder 2L diesel engine has been brought in as well.

Volvo S60 Cross Country imported into India-capture.png

Name:  VolvoS60_Cross_Country_2016_800x600_wallpaper_01.jpg
Views: 3214
Size:  92.6 KB

Source: Zauba

Last edited by Senna4Ever : 12th February 2016 at 05:40. Reason: FWD and AWD
Senna4Ever is offline   (4) Thanks
Old 12th February 2016, 15:40   #6
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sahil's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 5,202
Thanked: 2,094 Times
Default Re: Volvo S60 Cross Country imported into India

Quote:
Originally Posted by Senna4Ever View Post
Launch of the 2016 S60 Cross Country seems to be closer as several units have now been imported. Vehicles imported are powered by a 5-cylinder 2.4L diesel engine capable of 190HP (AWD variant). A single unit of the FWD variant with the 4-cylinder 2L diesel engine has been brought in as well.

Attachment 1475386

Attachment 1475387

Source: Zauba
I don't get why Volvo India even bothers launching these cars. The S60 barely ever sold, now pumping it's feet with steroids ain't going to help either.

They should focus on the SUV until the next generation Volvo's are here like the XC90. The XC60 has a lot of potential if priced and marketed right.
Sahil is offline  
Old 12th February 2016, 17:29   #7
BHPian
 
nidhinsarath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Calicut
Posts: 219
Thanked: 87 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Senna4Ever View Post
Launch of the 2016 S60 Cross Country seems to be closer as several units have now been imported. Vehicles imported are powered by a 5-cylinder 2.4L diesel engine capable of 190HP (AWD variant). A single unit of the FWD variant with the 4-cylinder 2L diesel engine has been brought in as well.

I'm in search for a luxury vehicle since few days. I had shortlisted two vehicles that comes in a different class
1. E 250CDI
2. S60 D5 Inscription
Our budjet is around 60L. I'm getting good offers on E 250. But the car is only meant for cruising. It's not that engaging to drive like C class.
I always had a dream to own a Volvo car once in a lifetime during my childhood itself. I really don't know the reason behind it but I love Volvos! Coming to S 60, it's a very nice car in all aspects except for RWD/ outdated interiors/ withdrawal of some exclusive safety measures like BLIS, pedestrian safety, front cam in the present generation model/ ground clearance. Hope there will be some updates for the upcoming s60 cross country.
nidhinsarath is offline  
Old 12th February 2016, 17:51   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
ariesonu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,090
Thanked: 1,271 Times
Default Re: Volvo S60 Cross Country imported into India

Quote:
Originally Posted by nidhinsarath View Post
I'm in search for a luxury vehicle since few days. I had shortlisted two vehicles that comes in a different class S60 D5 Inscription
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ip-report.html (My Rebel Blue Volvo S60 T6 - Initial Ownership Report)

The link may help you decide further.

Regards-Sonu
ariesonu is offline  
Old 12th February 2016, 18:11   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
reignofchaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,222
Thanked: 1,169 Times
Default Re: Volvo S60 Cross Country imported into India

Considering how much the s60 scraped in my test drive, this one might be a better bet for the speed breakers in Bangalore. However this one doesn't look as good as the V40 CC. Something is ungainly in the design.
reignofchaos is online now  
Old 24th February 2016, 15:25   #10
BHPian
 
nidhinsarath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Calicut
Posts: 219
Thanked: 87 Times
Default

Update: The dealership in kochi confirmed the launch of S60 CC. It's a 2.4L 5 cylinder 190bhp engine which is 24bhp less than S60 D5. They don't have any info on launch date.
nidhinsarath is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 1st March 2016, 14:40   #11
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 7,302
Thanked: 23,868 Times
Default Re: Volvo S60 Cross Country imported into India

Volvo has announced that it will launch the S60 Cross Country in India on March 11, 2016.

Link to Team-BHP News Article
Aditya is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 1st March 2016, 14:51   #12
Senior - BHPian
 
reignofchaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,222
Thanked: 1,169 Times
Default Re: Volvo S60 Cross Country imported into India

The little birdies tell me that one more performance variant of the S60 is incoming later this year.
reignofchaos is online now  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Volvo V40 Cross Country petrol launched at Rs. 27 Lakh (Ex-Mumbai) Tushar The Indian Car Scene 31 22nd December 2015 14:20
Volvo reveals S60 Cross Country Tushar The International Automotive Scene 6 9th April 2015 08:35
Volvo V40 Cross Country - India launch in 2013 *Update* - Now Launched swiftnfurious The Indian Car Scene 122 5th March 2015 15:06
Volvo S60 instrument console failed. Repair or replace? Volvo to replace under Goodwill! jfxavier Technical Stuff 26 13th January 2015 10:49
Volvo S60 & XC60 : Cheaper variants. EDIT : S60 now starts at 23.90 lakh & D3 engine .anshuman The Indian Car Scene 74 16th August 2014 21:53


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 00:39.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks