Volvo has launched the all new XC90 in India and will be available in two trim levels. The Momentum trim is priced at Rs. 64.9 lakh while the top end Inscription trim is priced at Rs. 77.9 lakh. All prices are ex showroom Mumbai without Octroi. Pre bookings have already begun at dealerships while deliveries will begin in September 2015. The new XC90 will be sold as a CBU.
This second generation XC90 will be the first of its cars to carry the company’s new more prominent iron mark, which has the iconic arrow elegantly aligned with the diagonal slash across the grille. It gets all LED headlamps with the “Thor’s Hammer” DRL lights which really look classy. The SUV comes shod with 19 inch alloys which can be upgraded to 20 inchers as an option.
Volvo says the XC90’s interior is the most luxurious to have been designed for a car made by the company till date. There are Diamond-cut accents around the start/stop button and volume control and the XC90 now features a tablet-like touch screen control console, a dashboard free of buttons and interior trims that combine materials such as soft leather and wood with handcrafted details.
Other equipment includes park assist camera, hill descent control,power adjustable driver and front passenger seats with memory, power operated tail gate, panoramic sunroof and a 12.3 inch screen for the instrument cluster.
The Inscription trim gets a 19-speaker Bowers and Wilkins audio system with a power output of 1400 watts, graphical headsup display, power folding rear headrests, heated front and rear seats and Nappa leather upholstery.
The new XC90 is powered by the new generation 2.0 litre D5 diesel engine that develops 225 bhp and 470 Nm of torque.The engine is mated to an 8 speed automatic gearbox and has a top speed of 230 kph.
The XC90 is loaded to the brim with safety features. It gets two step airbags, whiplash protection for front seats, automatic height adjust for front seats, ABS and Intelligent Driver information system. Both Momentum and Inscription trim levels get all safety features. It also gets Run-off road protection where in a run-off road scenario, the all-new Volvo XC90 detects what is happening and the front safety belts are tightened to keep the occupants in position. The belts are firmly tightened as long as the car is in motion. To help prevent spine injuries, energy-absorbing functionality between the seat and seat frame cushions the vertical forces that can arise when the car encounters a hard landing in the terrain. The solution is capable of reducing the vertical occupant forces by up to one third. This counteracts spine injuries, which are serious and relatively frequent consequences of these situations.
Volvo will be launching more models this year which includes the V40 hatch back and the S60 T6 petrol. New dealerships will soon be seen in West Delhi and Kolkata. The company aims to sell 2000 cars annually and is looking at local assembly in the future.