June 30, 2017: The Volvo XC90 SUV has received a mechanical update. The D5 variant of the XC90, which is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine now gets the Power Pulse technology. This tech helps reduce turbo lag at lower RPMs and improves the power delivery without hampering the efficiency of the engine. With this technology, the XC90 now packs 235PS of power and 480Nm of torque. This is a boost of 7PS/10Nm. Mated to this engine is an 8-speed Geartronic transmission powering all the four wheels. In September last year, Volvo launched the luxurious XC90 Excellence T8 Plug-in Hybrid in India, carrying a sticker price of Rs 1.25 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The plug-in hybrid variant of the XC90 is the most powerful Volvo from its product portfolio for India. The hybrid SUV will be available only in the top of the line Excellence trim of the XC90 range. The Plug-In Hybrid variant of the XC90 looks identical to the current model sold in the market
Volvo XC90 Variants
Volvo XC90 prices start at Rs. 1.31 crore for petrol and goes upto Rs. 1.31 crore. The prices of XC90 diesel variants start at Rs. 77.41 lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 87.97 lakh. Volvo XC90 is available in 4 variants and 16 colours.
We drive Volvo’s brand new luxury SUV, the all-new XC90. So does the new Volvo have what it takes to go up against the mighty German trio? Well, we find out...
Every brand needs a product that takes its image and appeal and turns it upside down. Re-invent. That is exactly what the iPhone did for Apple, and we all know where that story goes. The same principle applies for automobiles too. Every few decades or so, every brand needs a major shake up to make it appealing once again. Volvo, a brand known for its impeccable reputation when it comes to making safe cars, but has never been on the forefront of the luxury car market in India or across the world for that matter. Now though, with the new XC90, we think all that is about to change.
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So lets start with styling. The new XC90 looks like nothing Volvo has ever made and that is a great thing. Just like everything Scandinavian, the Volvo XC90 doesn’t find the need to scream out when it comes to design elements but employs a rather subtle way of showcasing itself. From the large headlamps that come with a ‘Thor’ inspired daytime running light to the huge gaping grille that comes in two distinct finishes depending on the variant you choose, nothing on the XC90 seems to be in excess.
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September 12, 2015 By Cyrus Dhabhar Photography: Eshan Shetty
With the new Volvo XC90, the Swedish car manufacturer hopes to make a bold impact on the Indian market. We drive the luxury SUV in Spain to see if it can achieve this uphill task. The new SUV will go up against the likes of Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
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Volvo XC90 Highlights
The big, burly, and bullish Volvo XC90 comes at a hefty price tag of Rs 77.41 lakh - 1.31
crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The noteworthy exterior features include Thor-Hammer
headlamps, imposing grille, large alloys, uncluttered profile, and sculpted rear. The highlight
inside the XC90’s seven-seater cabin is the rich quality and seamless finish which makes this
cabin perfect fit for long and comfortable Journeys. Volvo has equipped XC90 with all the
creature comfort and there is no dearth of practical touches too. Under the Hood, the XC90 is
available with two engine options - a 2.0-liter petrol and diesel engine putting out maximum
power and maximum torque of 225bhp/640Nm and 225bhp/470Nm respectively. Both the
engines come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission sending the drive to all the four
wheels of the SUV. In the Indian market, Volvo XC90 has got the likes of Audi Q7,
Mercedes Benz GLS, and Jeep Grand Cherokee in its crosshairs.
The new Volvo XC90 is one of the safest SUVs in the world which uses the best of Scandinavian design expertise to make it up-market and stylish, ready to take on rivals like Audi Q7, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and the Range Rover Sport.