Volvo XC40 & S60 to be assembled in India

Models like the XC60, XC90 and S90 are also assembled in India.

Volvo plans to start local assembly of the XC40 crossover and the S60 sedan.

The XC40 and S60 will be built at Volvo's Hoskote plant near Bangalore. Models like the XC60, XC90 and S90 are also assembled at this facility and soon all Volvo cars sold in India will be assembled locally.

Charles Frump, MD, Volvo Car India has stated that the company plans to introduce petrol variants of its cars. He added that those purchasing luxury vehicles were not concerned about the price rise, but were eager to utilise less polluting vehicles.

The third generation S60 was launched in India earlier this year. In line with the company's strategy, the car is only offered with a 2.0-litre petrol engine.

Meanwhile, Volvo is also gearing up to introduce its first all-electric model in India. The XC40 Recharge could be launched later this year. It uses two 150 kW electric motors mounted on the front and rear axles, offering a combined output is 402 BHP and 659 Nm. The electric motors are powered by a 78 kWh battery that is claimed to offer a maximum range of more than 400 km (WLTP cycle).

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