As a part of shifting towards a cleaner future, Volvo has brought in upgraded versions of its two popular offerings, the XC60 midsize SUV and S90 sedan. Both the vehicles come with minute visual tweaks on the outside, feature upgrades and most importantly, new engines under their hood.
Both the Volvo XC60 and Volvo S90 have been launched at Rs 61.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India), and will be available in a single fully-loaded B5 Inscription variant. The new facelifted vehicles can also be had with a three-year service package costing Rs 75,000.
2021 Volvo XC60: What’s new?
Introduced globally earlier this year, the new Volvo XC60 has a few design tweaks on the outside, which include a revised front fascia with a new grille and redesigned bumper with chrome garnish. The same treatment has been given to the rear bumper as well.
The updated list of equipment for the Volvo XC60 ow includes adaptive cruise control, 15-speaker 1,100 W Bowers and Wilkins audio system, ‘advanced air cleaner’ air purifier with air quality display on the infotainment screen, new Google-powered software for the infotainment system with built-in apps, blind-spot information system and updated Volvo Cars connected car tech.
The biggest change in the new Volvo XC60 is the replacement of the 2.0-litre 235 bhp D5 diesel engine with a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. The engine is offered with mild-hybrid tech using a 48V integrated starter generator motor and makes 250 bhp of power and 350 bhp of torque. The powertrain also includes an 8-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel-drive system.
The new Volvo XC60 will be available in colour options of Osmium Grey, Crystal White, Onyx Black, Pine Grey, Fusion Red and Denim Blue. It takes on the likes of SUVs like Mercedes Benz GLC, BMW X3, upcoming Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace and Range Rover Evoque.
2021 Volvo S90: What’s new?
Like in the XC60, the design updates for the exterior of the Volvo S90 sedan are also minimal. The S90 now gets a revised front grille with vertical chrome slats and redesigned front bumper with chrome touches downwards.
On the inside, the new Volvo S90 also gets the updated Google-powered infotainment system with a display for air quality using an ‘advanced air cleaner’ system, connected car tech, blind-spot information system, 360-degree parking camera, adaptive cruise control, massaging front seats, air suspension and 19-speaker 1,400W Bowers and Wilkins audio system.
The Volvo S90 to ditches its 2.0-litre 190 bhp D4 diesel engine for the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which powers the new XC60. Here too, the engine is paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, makes 250 bhp of maximum power and 350 Nm of maximum torque and is offered in a mild-hybrid avatar with a 48V starter generator motor.
The new Volvo S90, like before, will compete with sedans like Mercedes Benz E-Class, BMW 5-Series, Audi A6, Jaguar XF and Lexus ES. The colour options available in the sedan are Denim Blue, Onyx Black, Bright Silver and Crystal White.