Volvo Auto India has lastly pulled the plug two of its oldest fashions within the home line-up. The Volvo S60 sedan and the V40 hatchback have been discontinued in India, together with their cross nation variations. The vehicles have additionally been de-listed from the corporate’s web site. The Swedish automaker has confirmed the event. With each the vehicles already discontinued globally, it was solely time that they’d go off sale in India too. Volvo imported these vehicles as Utterly Constructed Items (CBUs), which suggests they adhere to the worldwide lifecycle. Whereas the vehicles have been discontinued, sure sellers do have an instance or two of the older era S60 of their stock.
So, when can we see the brand new Volvos then? Nicely, not for some time truly. The Volvo V40 might be discontinued globally by the tip of this 12 months and won’t have a direct substitute. As a substitute, a brand new SUV coupe more likely to be positioned under the XC40 and can substitute the hatchback as an alternative. Energy is predicted to come back from petrol, hybrid and electrical choices on the brand new providing. The V40 substitute might be based mostly on the automaker’s Compact Modular Structure (CMA) platform that additionally underpins the XC40 SUV.
Then again, the following era Volvo S60 has already been revealed globally and relies on the automaker’s new Scalable Product Structure (SPA) platform that underpins the brand new and bigger vehicles from the automaker. The brand new era S60 was anticipated to go on sale this 12 months in India however the launch has been postponed to 2020, based on the corporate. The brand new S60 is more likely to be regionally assembled when it arrives in India, like the opposite fashions based mostly on the SPA platform together with the S90 sedan, XC60 and the XC90 SUVs.
The outgoing Volvo S60 arrived in India in 2011 and helped the model develop amidst the German choices. The Volvo V40 arrived in India in 2013 within the Cross Nation guise, and was the model’s most inexpensive providing until the usual model was launched later. Presently, it’s the Volvo XC40 that’s the model’s most inexpensive providing in India. The corporate’s newer fashions have additionally been in a position to assist the model develop immensely in current instances. Volvo India registered a 11 per cent enhance in volumes for the primary half of 2019, fairly opposite to the lull interval that the Indian auto trade goes by way of.