Mitsubishi Evo X and Volvo Xc60 at the AutoCar Performance Show

Friday 19 November 2010, 00:00 AM by Payal Pathak

Hindustan Motors has introduced Mitsubishi Evo X model for Indian customers in Mumbai at Autocar Performance Show. The model is priced at Rs. 49.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and has a 2,000 cc turbo-charged four-cylinder engine which produces 280 bhp @ 6500 rpm. This price tag is high because of the 110% duty levied on the completely built unit (CBU) automobile imported from abroad. The model comes as Mitsubishi’s strategy to boost its presence in the Indian market with newer models with better performance.

Lancer Evo X features a 6 speed twin clutch manual transmission with an all wheel drive. It has high performance Brembo disk brakes at both front and rear. On safety side it has ABS with EBD. The top speed has been electronically limited to 180 kmph.

Mitsubishi Evo X and Volvo Xc60 at the AutoCar Performance Show |

Yet another model to be unveiled at the Autocar Perofrmance Show is Volvo XC60. It will be officially introduced on 24th November in India. The car has been advertised as “the car that stops itself”. Volvo will launch the T6 3.0L AWD petrol and 2.4L D5 diesel versions of XC60 in India. The 3.0L will generate 285 PS / 281 bhp power and 400 Nm of torque @ 4800 rpm whereas the 2.4L will generate 185 PS / 181 bhp power and 400 Nm torque @ 2700 rpm.

'Volvo XC60 has received high appreciation across the world since its introduction because of its unparallel driving pleasure, contemporary styling, and advanced technological features. It has a sporty and dynamic exterior styling with soothing interior design,'' said Paul de Voijs, managing director, Volvo Auto India.

XC60 model comes with laser and camera assisted automatic braking, hill descent control, active bending lights, power tailgate, roll stability control, advanced breaking and safety technologies.

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