Wednesday, February 15, 2012
By Shilpa Chopra
Volvo D3 diesel engine variant added to S60, S80 and SUV XC60
The Swedish luxury carmaker, Volvo has launched the D3 Turbo diesel engine powered three luxury vehicles in the Indian market including the two sedans Volvo S60 & Volvo S80 and a Sport Utility Vehicle Volvo XC60. These three vehicles are available at the introductory price of Rs.33.9 lakh (XC60), Rs.31.9 lakh (S80) and Rs.23.9 lakh (S60).
Volvo is offering an inaugural discount of Rs.70, 000 for the customers those are confirming their bookings in month of March only. However, the company’s two-year free service package is not available with these three gizmos. The sophisticated D3 engine comes boosted with the twin turbo power, just like the most powerful D5 engine.
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It has been coupled with a six speed manual & automatic transmission, depending on the variant. This small five cylinder diesel engine (D3) offers the maximum power of 163bhp and torque of 400Nm, which is far better than the performance offered by the 2litre, 400cc engine. The lower displacement results in improved fuel efficiency of 17.8kmpl on S80, 18.5kmpl on S60 and 14.7kmpl on SUV XC60.
The Managing Director of Volvo Auto India, Tomas Ernberg has addressed to the reporters that the company’s D3 turbo diesel engine powered three brand new models including two sedans and a SUV are now available for the Indian buyers at the introductory price.
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In the last two years, Volvo has introduced the most successful global models in the Indian auto market by considering the changing buyer’s preferences and the market dynamics. These new vehicles will be imported to the India as the CBU (Completely Built Units). Company has registered the total sale of 320 units in the previous year and targeting to make it upto 800 units by the end of 2012, he added further.
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Volvo is aiming to achieve15 percent share of the Indian luxury car segment by 2020 with sales target of 20, 000 units every year by then. The Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi are the three major rivals of the company having dominance over the Indian luxury market.