2018 Volvo XC60 with a 2.0-litre D5 diesel engine launched in India at Rs 55.9 lakh

While the D5 is the only drivetrain configuration on offer at launch, more engine and trim options will be added to the 2018 Volvo XC60 in time.

We drove the 2018 Volvo XC60 last week and returned impressed. It is a replacement for Volvo's top-grossing premium crossover and the all-new XC60 has finally made its entry into the Indian market today. At an event in New Delhi, the 2018 Volvo XC60 was launched at Rs 55.9 lakh ex-showroom.

The 2018 Volvo XC60. Image: Volvo

The 2018 Volvo XC60. Image: Volvo

As we revealed last week, the XC60 will only be available in the range-topping Inscription trim at launch. Powering the car is Volvo's popular 2.0-litre D5 diesel motor, tuned to produce 235 PS of power and 480Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an Aisin sourced 8-speed transmission and a Haldex all-wheel-drive system.

Volvo is also offering air-suspension as a standard fit on all four corners. While the D5 is the only drivetrain configuration on offer at launch, more engine and trim options will be added at a later date.

The car is available in a choice of four color options. While the white, black and silver colors are similar to the XC90, the grey color seen here is a new addition that is exclusive to the XC60. The launch edition seen here will be available for a limited time period, says Volvo.

In a conversation with Overdrive last week, Volvo India's new M.D., Carles Frump, said that the outgoing XC60 has contributed over 30 percent of its local sales and the new one is expected to build on that successful run.

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