The Swedish automaker claims that the new car is an industry first in the country as it offers 20 mm ground clearance, helping it double up as a luxury sports car.

Volvo Auto India Managing Director Tom von Bonsdorff said the cross-country sedan comes with a unique blend of sporty ruggedness, offering all the capabilities of an 'all weather, all road' car.

The all-wheel drive S60 comes with a diesel powertrain and sports a Scandinavian design exemplified by its beautiful and simple shapes and surfaces.

The company entered the country in 2007 and sells six luxury models including sport sedan S60, saloon S80, cross-country V40, SUV XC60 and the seven-seater sport utility vehicle XC90.