Everything You Need to Know About the All New Volvo XC60

INTRODUCTION:
Volvo has launched the second-generation XC60 SUV in India at a starting Price of Rs.55.90 lakhs with a fuel-efficient powertrain, increased safety systems and of course a luxurious feeling. The Volvo XC60 is provided with just a single variant, known as Inscription, as for now in India. However, the Swedish Brand looks determined enough to assemble the SUV in India just like the earlier XC90, as competition gets stronger like never before.

DESIGN:
Lets take a look at the Design aspect of the SUV. The SUV is pretty much inspired by its larger relative XC90. Highlights of design are 19 inch alloy wheels, waterfall grille, all LED headlamps and sleek but attractive tail lamps. The SUV is 44 mm longer, 11 mm wider and 14 mm shorter in height than earlier variants. The Ride is quite comfortable for 5 people. The interiors are familiar Volvo designs which by all means is a compliment. The standout of the Single piece Driftwood dashboard is the 9 inch Touchscreen Infotainment System. A 15 speaker system by Bowers and Wilkins, a Sunroof and all round Heated Seats are other Deign highlights.

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS:
The Volvo XC60 is powered by a 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel Engine, and produces 235 PS of Maximum Horsepower and 480 Nm of Torque, thus easily makes it the most powerful SUV in its segment category. XC60 has a 8-Speed Automatic transmission and the Company claims to reach a top speed of 230 kmph. Thus Driving luxury is enhanced and speed lovers won’t be disappointed with this specifications.

The Volvo XC60 Specifications:
Mileage: 11.20 kmpl,

Fuel Type: Diesel,

Fuel Tank: 71 Litres,

Engine: 1969 cc,

BHP: 235 PS,

No. of Cylinders: 5,

No. of Gears: 8 Speed.

Verdict:
Volvo XC60 is coming with a sector where the competition is really tough. The Volvo XC60 has fierce Competition from the likes of BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Audi Q5 and Lexus NX 300h. However if you want a sporty SUV, look elsewhere, also if you want a Off-roader SUV, this isn’t for you either. But yes, if you are looking for a Compact Luxury SUV, this can turn out fantasy SUV for you because of the every reason mentioned earlier. With the kind of equipment it provides and several unique elements, it certainly has the potential to stand apart at a price range below 60 lakhs.

Audi Q5 2018 is to Be Launched in India – Good Enough to Regain Lost Glory?

INTRODUCTION:
In recent times the flare Audi Q5 earlier has been taking a toll due to sustained competition in its market. Once a market leader in its segment, Audi is about to launch new 2018 Audi Q5 on 18th January. Let’s take a look at what the German Auto giants has in offer for the Indian Customers. Since its launch in 2011, Audi Q5 had been a instant success in Indian market, becoming one of the most beloved Premium SUV in this part of the World. Lately the numbers haven’t done justice to its history and thus made Audi come up with a new Audi Q5 2018.

DESIGN:
Exteriors:
The design changes aren’t all evolutionary but yeah they do enhance the appeal the old Q5 had. In fact the new Audi Q5 2018 front looks very similar to Q7. The LED DRLs alongside the headlamp pretty much adds to the sharpness of the design. The tail lamps are also redesigned and add sleekness to the SUV. The new 2018 Audi Q5 is slightly taller, longer and wider than its older version.

Interiors:
Let’s now talk about the interiors. A dual-colour dashboard has been used, which is similar to Q7 and looks pleasing to the eye. The materials used throughout are excellent, with supple leathers and glossy wood. The infotainment screen is on the top and below is climate control system. The Audi looks spacious in regards to its legroom and headroom. Also you have a panoramic Sunroof which is nowadays expected in premium SUV segment.

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS:
As expected Audi Q5 2018 will be launched in only diesel variant. The engine is powered by 2.0 litre TDI turbocharged engine which is same as the older version but is around 8-10 % more powerful producing 190 hp and 400 Nm of torque. There are different modes to choose for enhancing the driver experience viz., Comfort, Dynamic, Off-Road, Individual and Auto Mode. Choosing a certain mode adjusts the throttle response, suspension and steering according to the requirements.

The fuel-efficiency is an important improvement in accordance to its older version. The Automakers claim to have increased the fuel-efficiency by 20% and now delivers around 17 kmpl of average which is great. The primary reason for the mileage getting up by 20% is that new SUV is 65-70 kg lighter than its older variant.

SAFETY FEATURES:
When it comes to Safety, who better to talk than Audi? In fact the SUV comes with a 5 star Crash certification from Euro NCAP, thus has a competitive edge over the rivals. Other safety features include ABS, Hill Descent Assist, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and as much as 8 Airbags.

FINAL VERDICT:
When it comes to SUV sales, Audi is the perpetual bridesmaid among German luxury-car brands. The factors to be considered to give the SUV a go are Excellent fuel economy, Superb fit and finish, Deluxe cabin design and Roomy cabin. Audi’s New Q5 has the technology content and driver-assistance amenities it needs to go head-to-head with the segment’s competitive rivals. With the 2018 Audi Q5, the German Auto giants will look to set pace in a very fast growing segment.