Volvo Auto India, yesterday, launched the new Volvo S80 in India. The car is priced at Rs 38.79 lakh (Ex-Mumbai) & Rs. 37 lakh (Ex-Delhi) Volvo currently sells two models in India, the Volvo SUV XC90 and Volvo S80.
The New Volvo S80 meets the Euro 5 emission norms. It has a 2.4 litre diesel engine which delivers 205 hp, 420 Nm of torque and a fuel efficiency of 13.09 km per litre. The D5 engine also comes equipped with the latest twin turbo and Peizo high-pressure technology. It has the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) feature which is provided in all Volvo diesel models.
The S60 offers rear seat entertainment with a dual DVD screen connected to a Dolby Prologic II Dynaudio music system, GPS Navigation system and an anti-theft personal communicator.
In terms of safety, the S80 comes with Intelligent Driver Information System, Adaptive Brake Lights, Ready Alert Brakes - which further reduce braking distance during an emergency, Dynamic Stablity Traction Control, Whplash Protection System and Side Impact Protection System.
The company said that it has no plans to set-up manufacturing units in India as the company is not getting that kind of sales figures yet. Moreover, it said, that the country’s present duty structure doesn’t make much difference to the cost of the cars even if they are imported as CKD’s to India as opposed to the current CBU imports.