The all new Volvo XC 90 made its Indian debut on 12th May this year with two variants- Momentum trim priced at Rs. 64.90 lakh and D5 inscription variant available for Rs. 77.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The bookings for XC 90 were opened since then while the deliveries for the same will start from this month i.e. September.
The Swedish carmaker has received an overwhelming response for the second gen XC 90 as it received 266 pre-bookings within two months of its advent in the country. While globally, Volvo has received over 58,000 bookings for new XC 90 and around 75 percent of the total bookings came for the top of the line D5 Inscription trim.
Just to remind you once again, new XC 90 is based on company’s in house SPA (Scalable product architecture) and it draws power from a 2.0l twin turbo diesel mill tuned to produce max power of 225bhp@4250rpm and 470Nm of torque between 1500-2750rpm. Power is sent to all wheels via eight speed automatic transmission. The engine propels the car to make 0-100 in less than 10 seconds while offering 230km/hr as top speed.
Mr. Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India said,” We already have a positive momentum, before we start deliveries of the new XC90, so we are on track for another good year at Volvo Cars. The XC90 paves the way for a portfolio of exciting new cars to come in the following years.”
The word ‘safety’ and Volvo cars are regarded as synonyms in recent years due to its performance in EURO NCAP crash tests. The carmaker aims to produce vehicles in which no one will ever get killed or even injured. The safety features on new XC90 include 8 airbags, auto brake function, 360 degree camera, rain sensor ABS, EBD, ASC, lane assist system and autonomous emergency braking.
Adding another achievement to its tally, new Volvo XC 90 scored 5 out 5 in EURO NCAP crash tests which put Volvo a step ahead in creating cars that do not crash. The car also scored 100% in safety assist segment and it is the first vehicle to do so. The vehicle managed to score great numbers, the SUV scored an impressive 97% for adult occupant safety and 72% for the pedestrian safety.
|Comparison of Volvo XC90|
|Comparison of Volvo XC90 variants|