Finally putting an end to the long wait by the car aficionados in India, Volvo India has added the name of its much popular sedan, Volvo S90, in the models list on its official website. Although the launch is expected by the end of this year, most probably in the month of October, this step by the premium cars automaker has put an end to the speculations that were taking rounds in the car market for the past few months.
The saloon will follow the CBU route to make its way to the Indian soil and will complete against the likes of Audi A6, Jaguar XF, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-class. Volvo S90 will be the replacement of its elder sibling S80 sedan and will be the flagship model for the brand. Though nothing confirm has came out from the mouth of Volvo officials regarding the pricing of this sexy beast, the rumor mill has churned out the range to be between Rs. 55 Lakh to Rs. 60 Lakh.
New Flagship New Technology
Like the recently launched Volvo XC90, the S90 too is based on the new Scalable Product Architecture of Volvo. The Swedish auto manufacturer has blessed its new model with the company's latest design philosophy that gives the saloon a stunning look with robust build and makes it stand apart from the regular crowd of other sedans.
In terms of exteriors, the car comes with 'T' shaped DRLs (Daytime running lamps), vertical slat grille (signature grille of Volvo) at the front, stylish headlamps cluster and a wide air dam below along with large air intakes available on both the sides.
In simple words, the flagship S90 shares most of the exterior looks to that of its new generation sibling, XC90. Unlike its predecessor, S90 has got a sleeker body by shedding off the usual heavy-shouldered appearance and chunky look that altogether make the beauty to have more elegant approach than ever.
From the inside, again you will find lot of resemblance to XC90, which include wooden panels, Bowers & Wilkins Sound System, beige color trim, infotainment system with vertical touchscreen, 3-spoke multi-functional steering wheel, navigation and climate control. However, when it comes to basic design, S90 bears variation as compared to the XC90 and comes with comparatively larger vertical AC vents.
Safety and Volvo now seem to be synonyms for each other as Volvo is considered to be one the safest car manufacturers existed in the world. S90 is blessed with state-of-the-art safety features that include:
- City safety with animal detection large in size like cow, horse, etc. It helps in avoiding the collision through its intuitive warning system and brake support
- Lane keeping assist
- Semi-autonomous drive pilot assist
- IntelliSafe assist
- Distance alert
- Adaptive cruise control
The new member of the Volvo lineup will draw energy from a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel powertrain that is available in the packages of 187bhp & 400Nm of power and torque, respectively, for the D4; whereas the higher version, D5, will churn out 231bhp & 480Nm of power and torque, respectively. The T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid with 44g/km CO2 emission is mated with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Once launched, the Volvo S90 will take the cut-throat competition to a completely new level!