The Volvo XC90 is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV produced by Volvo Cars since it was unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show 2002. It is based on the Volvo P2 platform, shared with the first generation Volvo S80 and other large Volvo cars. As Volvo‘s top-selling vehicle in the United States, the XC90 was also Volvo‘s best selling model worldwide in 2005 with 85,994 cars sold. Production of the first generation XC90 came to an end in 2014, in China it is still sold as the XC Classic. The same year Volvo introduced the second generation XC90 that is based on Volvo’s new global platform called Scalable Platform Architecture, SPA.
Volvo XC90 India
This SUV is being expected to come in the 2015 year in India and launch will take place in the middle of this year, Volvo India, at a press conference recently, revealed that it plans to introduce the flagship SUV next of this month. September month is the best situation for deliveries of Volvo xc90. The new Volvo XC90 will be sold in India in just two trim levels – Momentum and Inscription. Out of the two trims, the initial few batches of the car will be available only in the high-end Inscription trim. The new XC90 will come loaded with features such as – keyless entry, panoramic sunroof, electric tailgate, memory seats, air suspension, LED headlamps, 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins music system, heads-up display and Nappa leather upholstery.
Volvo XC90 India Interior
The interiors get a neat and clean, clutter-free design for the dashboard with the center console being arranged by a large touch-screen armed with the latest infotainment software technology. This panel will control a majority of the functions in the car. For the comfort of the passengers, Volvo has added a new four-zone climate system with clean zone air purification system which offers individual settings for the first and the second row. Another impressive fact is the Bowers & Wilkins audio system with 19 speakers, 7 tweeters and 4 cone woofers.
Volvo XC90 India Exterior
The 2015 XC90 carries all-new styling, but is still familiar up front, with the company’s logo slashing diagonally through its prominent, upright grille. Like the concept, it carries T-Shaped LED running lights through the headlights. The company calls them the “Thor’s Hammer” design; a different designation that we think is pretty refreshing.
Volvo XC90 India Price
The car has been launched in UK at GBP 45,785. In India, however, the top-end Inscription variant could retail for upwards of INR 60 lacs.
Volvo XC90 India Technical Specifications
Coming to the engine side, the 2015 Volvo XC90 gets the new range of Drive-E 4-cylinder engines that comes with the 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder unit producing 316 HP on the standard XC90 with AWD, whereas in the plug-in hybrid version the same engine is expanded with the help of an 80 HP electric motor, belting a combined output of 400 HP and 640 Nm of torque.
Other engine options include the D5 twin turbo unit producing 225 HP and 470 Nm, while the D4 turbo diesel engine produces 190 HP and 400 Nm. Petrol options include the T6 turbo unit with a supercharger offering 320 HP and 400 Nm, and the T5 producing 254 HP and 350 Nm of torque.
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