Volvo XC90 Receives 266 Advance Orders in India

The Volvo XC90 was launched in India back in May this year at a price of Rs.64.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and now the deliveries of the car to those who had places pre-orders will begin. According to a statement released by the company, the SUV has raked in a total of 266 bookings so far.

According to Volvo, a majority (76 percent) of its customers worldwide have chosen to buy the top-end Inscription version, which comes with things like a fully touchscreen infotainment system. The touchscreen infotainment system practically does away with the need to have buttons and that’s why the XC90 has just eight buttons in total on the inside.

The XC90 comes powered by Volvo’s new generation 2.0-liter four-cylinder Drive E engine capable of doling out a max power of 228PS and a max torque of 470Nm. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that comes as a standard feature across the lineup.

Volvo XC90 Receives 266 Advance Orders in India

Recently, the car passed the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) with five-star ratings, which proves the car’s safety in every possible condition. IN fact it became the first car in the history of the NCAP tests to score full ratings in Euro NCAP Autonomous Emergency Braking Car to Car rear-end tests (AEB City & AEB Interurban).

In India the XC90 is being offered in two variants – the Momentum and the top end Inscription. The Momentum comes with features like keyless entry, electrically operated boot lid, panoramic sunroof, rear camera, hill descent control, tyre pressure monitor, park assist, navigation sensors etc. While the Momentum variant has been priced at Rs.64.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the top end Inscription variant comes in at Rs.77.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)

New Car Launches For India In May 2015

The intense heat of summer may have taken its toll on many of us, but automotive industry did not seem shaken by its stir. Reportedly, there are several launches lined up for the month of May which will leave buyers with number of options for the proceeding monsoon. Follow us to know more about them.

  • Tata Nano GenX

Tata Motors has taken the wraps off its new Nano called ‘GenX’. The same that was displayed at Delhi Auto Expo 2014 where this world’s cheapest car was hold back with a 5-speed AMT gearbox and an openable boot. The same will now hit sales floor with its redesigned front and rear bumper and other bits. Thus, with this new deployment in the drivetrain we expect the compact Tata to launch with a price tag of Rs 2.7 lakh as the universe’s cheapest automatic car.

Tata Nano GenX

  • Volvo V40 Hatchback

The crossover did well, now it is time to unwrap the standard (hatchback) version of the same which will get hit as V40. After the introduction, this Volvo machine will take on BMW 1-Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class. However, the change is not restricted only to outer shell. Buyers from India will also find Drive-E 1,984cc engine that will make 152PS of peak power and 320Nm of torque after mated to a six-speed gearbox. Two variants will turn out across the sales floor, where top-end will host numerous bells and whistles, and the one down the line will miss out most of them to keep the cost in check for a starting price of Rs 25 lakh (expected).

Volvo V40 Hatchback

  • Volvo XC90

Referring to the rising demand of large size SUVs Volvo decided to bring down new XC90 ahead of the schedule. A source from industry earlier reported, this utility vehicle of Sweden will make its appearance by end of the year, but decision for launch is preponed now. Two trims will go on offer, Momentum and the Inscription. Both stand distinctly with regards to their varied headlamps. Panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, electrically operational boot, rear parking camera, navigation, 9-inch infotainment screen are some features found on the standard list. Top-of-line, Inscription, will see a new long list. A D5 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine good for 228PS max power and 470Nm peak torque shall make to this country with an 8-speed auto transmission. The new XC90 soon after the launch is believed to take on Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and Audi Q7, where both of them are dominant in the market for their size and sheer driving pleasure. It is expected to see the price somewhere between Rs 65-70 lakh for gaining entry in the showrooms.

Volvo XC90

  • Fiat Abarth 500

A thick line is stretched between the luxury and performance. Getting both of them at the same time will excite everyone. Playing smart this time, Fiat will launch Abarth 500 in India for the expected price of 25 lakh. Pretty small in size than that of Mercedes A-Class and BMW 1-Series, as only these two hatchbacks fill the line in premium segment, a performance-packed 500 from Abarth will set the pulse racing from 137PS max power off a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The same machine also gives buyers an option of 163PS for those who thinks the earlier wasn’t a match of their taste.

Fiat Abarth 500

Hence, those aforesaid launches are sure-footed for the buyers to get more than expected, after all the competition will just rise like soaring temperature.

Volvo XC90 Ends Production

Volvo is about to get the new-gen XC90 in the coming days, but before the new one arrives the company discontinues the old ones. Here, the same with this biggest Volvo SUV, the carmaker had announced the end of the production for the said, where the last unit numbered 636,143 will be rolled off the Sweden production manufacturing bay (Torslanda plant) for being taken into the Volvo Museum.

After the first unveiling of the current-gen XC90 at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2002, till date, it has completed 12 years of successful branding for Volvo.

Apart from the whole gist, if still one is quite obsessed with the present XC90, then they can move to China. The automaker had said to continue its production there in the Dragon country from the Daqing plant, where it sells it as XC Classic.

Volvo XC90 Ends Production

“I am convinced that our customers will be very pleased,” says Dennis Nobelius, who is primarily responsible for the all-new XC90. “We have learnt a great deal about the important holistic approach for everyone in the car, when it comes to following up this success.”

New Volvo XC90 Ends Production

“Our all-new XC90 is not just a natural development from an incredibly successful car, it is also an excellent example of the transformation underway at Volvo Cars, both within the company and from a brand perspective,” says Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Cars. “We look forward to a new era of success.

Volvo XC90

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.