Finally, it’s launched. The ever increasing demand of SUVs in India has compelled Volvo to launch its second-gen XC90 flagship shortly after its global debut. The Swedish automaker made this vehicle available in two trims: Momentum Luxury and Inscription Luxury. Former is priced at Rs 64.9 lakh, the latter at Rs 77.9 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai, pre-Octroi). Deliveries are stated to commence from September.
Just not the exterior crust, new platform is also pinned underneath which do makes a huge difference. The appearance from outer on this new-gen model is enhanced towards a luxurious SUV, where the vertical slats of front grille promise immense aggression. Its T-shaped daytime running lights in each of the headlamp clusters make a cut above the rest.
However, standard 19-inch wheels do make up for a risen drive, whereas those still do not find it incompatible can switch to 20-inch from the optional list.
Turning to the rear, its tail gate is revised with the rest of rear fascia. Tail lamps too are new, whereas those couple of exhaust tips poses for a bully shot.
Stepped inside the cabin, it is new and plush to meet the standards of other luxury SUVs from German carmakers. The 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system takes up the first glimpse as entered. Properly placed air-con vents, neat dashboard and panoramic sunroof are some other details that makes up for the slick atmosphere inside the cabin. On top of all, a 1400W Bowers & Wilkins music system consisted of 19-speaker blow away the mind when played the music.
As underneath the hood, new Volvo XC90 packs the package with a 2.0-litre diesel engine which sends max power of 225bhp at 4250rpm, and 470Nm of torque between 1750-2500rpm. The traction is sent via 8-speed automatic transmission to all-four wheels which for it to clock the max speed of 230 km/h.
Hence, Volvo is famous for the new inventions in safety-features; buyers can get away with the airbags, ABS, EBD, ESC, traction control, whiplash protection, and others. A “world’s first” is also on-board named off road protection package which reduces injuries induced at the time when this SUV moves over rough terrain at great speed.