According to a media report, the Indian arm of the Swedish carmaker Volvo has discontinued the V40 and the S60 models in our country. The S60 is still listed on the official website in India, but that could be due to the car being in stock with some dealers. The V40 and its derivative the V40 Cross Country and the S60’s derivative the S60 Cross Country have been taken off from the website.
The V40 and the S60 have been ageing and had reached the end of their life-cycle. The second generation the V40 was on sale in India in the Cross Country appearance since 2013 and the second generation S60 has been on sale in India since 2011. The V40 was last updated in 2016 while the S60 sedan received its last major update in 2014. Both were based on the ageing Ford platforms and not on the company’s more advanced CMA and SPA platforms which are used on other Volvo cars in the brand’s line-up.
Volvo India’s product portfolio now includes five models:-
- V90 Cross Country
The V40 is likely to be phased out worldwide by the end of this year and is likely to be succeeded by a small SUV-coupe which is expected to debut in the next three years with a Petrol, Hybrid and Full Electric powertrain options.
In terms of sales, the brand started off well in 2019 registering 11% of year-on-year sales where the rest of the industry faced declining overall sales.
The S60 on the Volvo’s India website shows the starting price of INR 38.50 lakh ex-showroom for the entry-level S60 Momentum and INR 56.02 for the range-topping S60 Polestar edition. Only a few vehicles are expected to be in stocks, after which the model is likely to be taken-off from the website.