The second generation S60 is based on the same platform as the XC60. The new range of cars to roll out of the Volvo facility will stay committed to the company's goal towards improving passenger safety and making Volvo cars the safest on the road by 2020. The new car will also be smaller in dimensions than its predecessor and its design will be similar to the concept model of the S60 showcased by Volvo at the 2009 Detroit Motor Show.
The S60 will be manufactured at Volvo's high-tech facility based in Belgium and imported to India. "We will be launching the S60 in the Indian market after it is rolled out in Europe in the middle of next year. We hope to have it in India before the end of 2010," said Paul de Voijs, Managing Director, Volvo Car India. The company is looking forward to establishing a manufacturing plant in India but is keeping the project on hold until the desired sales target is achieved.