The 2014 Volvo S60 sedan with camouflage up front has been spotted testing in Sweden, the home country of Brand Volvo. The 2014 Volvo S60 sedan is expected to get a minor facelift. The front fascia of the car could get a refresh with a headlamp and bumper job while the inside of the car is also expected to see a makeover of sorts. The lack of camouflage at the rear of the car suggests that the S60’s rear could continue unchanged. Expect the facelifted Volvo S60 sedan to be unveiled internationally sometime later this year, after which the car is expected to go on sale as the 2014 model.
Given that Volvo India imports all its cars through the completely built unit(CBU) route, it is only a matter of time before the Chinese owned Swedish luxury car maker begins selling the 2014 S60 facelift in India as well. So, the Volvo S60 with the facelift should be in India by the end of this year. The S60 sedan is the least priced car that Volvo sells in the Indian car market, what with the car maker equipping this sedan with a new entry level D3 turbo diesel engine last year. However, the pricing of the Volvo S60 D3 diesel sedan could be undercut by the upcoming V40 Cross Country Crossover.
Volvo India has already begun importing the V40 Crossover into the country and the launch of this exciting new, entry level Volvo is expected to happen in March 2013. The V40 Crossover is expected to be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. Coming back to the S60 sedan that Volvo sells in India, the car is extremely well priced. Representing high value-for-money, the Volvo S60 sedan comes in turbo petrol and turbo diesel engine options. All engines get a 6 speed automatic transmission as standard.
Volvo India plans to expand its dealership reach in India over the next one year, in order to cater to a higher number of car buyers while also giving existing Volvo car owners a more extensive after sales network. Volvo India lags behind the likes of Audi, BMW, Jaguar-Land Rover and Mercedes Benz when it comes to the number of sales and service outlets. Also, the brand is relatively less known amongst luxury car buyers in India. So, Volvo will have to embark upon an aggressive dealership expansion and branding program to back up its new car launches.
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