Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

Expected Price: Rs 1-1.2 crore

Expected time of launch: Late 2015

The Volvo XC90 aims to create ripples in the luxury SUV segment in India and will be launched sometime late 2015 to take on the likes of the Range Rover. The new XC90 is the first Volvo to use the company’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), a versatile platform, which can cater to a wide range of body types of future Volvo models. The all-new Volvo XC90 looks a lot more stylish and upmarket than the outgoing model.

The distinctive part being the narrow and split headlights with a unique ‘T’ shaped DRL that Volvo terms as ‘Thor’s hammer’. Like most Volvo design the 2015 Volvo XC90 features strong shoulder lines culminating into the typically Volvo trademark taillights. The new Volvo XC90 has a good combination of the company’s traditional design with oodles of modern lines. The interior of the 2015 Volvo XC90 is extremely impressive, with its minimalistic approach and top-notch quality. The clean, multi-layered dashboard, dual tone steering wheel and the fine wood facia from door to door make the XC90 look very premium. The neat centre console gets just eight buttons, along with a vertically mounted 10.5-inch touchscreen that has most of the controls. The new Volvo XC90 is expected to feature a top-of-the-line Bowers and Wilkins entertainment system with 19 speakers.

India will get the 2015 Volvo XC90 in the D5 variant powered by a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine that produces 224PS at 4,250rpm and 470Nm between 1,750-2,500rpm and claims to consume about 17kmpl. The 2015 Volvo XC90 will officially go on sale around March 2015 internationally, and a few test mules will be imported to India for homologation which will take about three months. So we can expect the new Volvo XC90 to be introduced in India in July 2015, with an expected priced of around Rs 70 lakh.

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