Buyers Guide for Volvo

This passenger car manufacturer is a Swedish company. This company initially started as a ball bearing company with a brand name Volvo SKF. After many changes in the company and after many thought process this company started manufacturing automobiles in the year 1927. The company believes it was then that they actually came out in public as Volvo Automobiles and they also believe that this was the year when Volvo actually got established. The first car manufactured by the company was christened as Jakob. In the year 1999 Volvo sold its automobile division to Ford Motors. Volvo produces almost every type of vehicles right from commercial trucks to cars and today I will only talk about Volvo cars.

Volvo S60

Volvo S60 is the much awaited car in Indian automobile market. Reason being that firstly the brand behind this car is Volvo and secondly that this car is jam packed with features that keep our mouth wet enough. A direct competitor of BMW 3 series, Audi A4 and Mercedes Benz C Class, this car is definitely going to set the automobile market on fire. This car has an extremely appealing looks. This car is supposed to break the plain-jane image of Volvo Automobiles, as it has been always known for manufacturing cars which have this sober looks stretched all over their body. This car is expected to be launched in two engine types namely D5 and T6 engine. This car will also feature a host of safety features which have been till now unheard of in India. Out of both the motors, the D5 is expected to generate maximum sales. Anyways let’s just wait and watch.

Engine Options:
2400cc (D5)\ 2953 (T6)

Powertrain:
6 speed automatic

Power:
205 Bhp@4000 rpm\ 304 Bhp@5600 rpm

Torque:
42 Kgm @3240 rpm\ 44.8 Kgm @2100 rpm

Thumbs Up:
Looks, handling and safety features.

Thumbs Down:
Brand image

Head on Competitors:
BMW 3 series, Mercedes C Class and Audi A4

The Catch:
Rs 27 lakhs to Rs. 35 lakhs.

Volvo S80

I guess the reason behind the injustice to the sales figures of Volvo in India is the very reason that all their cars are understated. This car is one of the best cars available in India but just because of the aforementioned reason it didn’t do well here. The looks of this car is amazing, interiors are simply superb as if the manufacturer has kept elegance in mind. This car has a leather upholstered seats hwith an added dash of wood to make it even more elegant. This car is available in two engine types namely D5 and V8. Both the engines are mated with a 6 speed automatic transmission and both of them perform really well. Especially the V8 engine delivers an exceptional performance. Safety is one thing which is best in each and every vehicle of Volvo.

Engine Options:
2400cc (D5)\ 4414cc (V8)

Powertrain:
6 speed automatic

Power:
185 Bhp@4000 rpm\ 315 Bhp@5850 rpm

Torque:
40.8 Kgm @2750 rpm\ 44.8 Kgm @3950 rpm

Thumbs Up:

Price, safety, performance of V8 engine and economy of D5 engine

Thumbs Down:
Looks old and it is average in dynamics

Head on Competitors:
BMW 5 series, Mercedes E Class and Audi A6

The Catch:

Rs 37 lakhs to Rs. 45 lakhs.

Volvo XC60

When we talk about Volvo vehicles we know that there is no point talking about the safety of the vehicles as it is known by one and all that they are the leader in manufacturing the safest vehicles. To my utter surprise the company recently made an announcement that the company will be launching their new SUV which is by far the safest vehicle ever launched from their shed. Apart from that what by far I have grasped about this vehicle is that it will be one of the good looking SUVs in India. It is not that bulky than the usual SUVs found in India but still manages to deliver an exceptional performance. This car comes equipped with a 2.4 litre twin turbo diesel engine. This engine is mated with a 6 speed automatic transmission. Undoubtedly this engine has a real great performance. The problem is that this SUV is not a good off roader. So all you people who wants to take this SUV in any off road conditions then I would probably suggest you to have a look at your options before investing.

Engine Options:
2400cc

Powertrain:
6 speed automatic

Power:
205 Bhp@4000 rpm

Torque:
42.8 Kgm @3250 rpm

Thumbs Up:
Looks, features and economy

Thumbs Down:
Its off road capability

Head on Competitors:
Land Rover Freelander2 and Audi Q5

The Catch:
Rs 40 lakhs.

Volvo XC90

This SUV is known for its value for money. Maybe that is the reason that this vehicle poses to be the best model vehicle of Volvo automobiles. The styling of this SUV is amazing. From inside this car seems to be unbeatable. This car comes with the same engine options as in the Volvo S80. The V8 engine performs exceptionally. If you are looking for some fireworks, then this might be the right choice. I would say just take a test drive and know for yourself. As I already mentioned that Volvo vehicles are one of the understated vehicles and its true in this SUV’s case as well. According to me it is one of the best SUV’s in town and if you doubt my opinion then go and take a test drive today.

Engine Options:
2400cc (D5)\ 4414cc (V8)

Powertrain:
6 speed automatic

Power:
185 Bhp@4000 rpm\ 315 Bhp@5850 rpm

Torque:
40.8 Kgm @2750 rpm\ 44.8 Kgm @3950 rpm

Thumbs Up:
Price, performance of V8 engine and economy of D5 engine

Thumbs Down:
Looks old and it is average in dynamics

Head on Competitors:
BMW X5, Mercedes ML Class and Audi Q7

The Catch:
Rs 40 lakhs to Rs. 49 lakhs.

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