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Mild-hybrid Version of Volvo XC90 Launched in India at Rs 89.90 lakh

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Volvo XC90 price in India

Volvo has completed transforming its entire lineup with petrol-only models for the Indian car market with the new version of the XC90. Compared to the previously available diesel-powered Volvo XC90, the new version will be available with a new petrol-powered engine.

Variants and Pricing

Volvo XC90 exterior

The new Volvo XC90 has been brought to India in a single fully-loaded ‘Inscription’ variant, which has been priced at Rs 89.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Apart from this, the already existing plug-in hybrid version of the XC90, the XC90 Recharge, continues to be the range-topping variant of the SUV at Rs 96.65 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This version too is available only in ‘Inscription’ variant.

Exterior

The new Volvo XC90 retains the design of the diesel-powered version with absolutely new changes. All the bits like a front chrome grille, Thor’s-hammer themed LED headlamp, Christmas-tree themed LED tail lamps, multi-spoke alloy wheels, roof rails and subtle use of chrome all around. Both these versions of the XC90 have four colour options to choose from – Onyx Black, Crystal White Pearl, Pine Grey and Denim Blue.

Interior

Volvo XC90 interior

Like the exterior, the cabin of the new Volvo XC90 has remained completely unchanged. Even the choice of interior upholstery themes of Amber and Brown have been retained from the previous model. The cabin feels premium of the higher-order with a good mix of wood, crystal, metal and leather bits.

Features

The only new feature which has been added to the Volvo XC90 is the new advanced air purifier system, which displays the air quality index readings on the infotainment screen. Apart from this, the extensive list of equipment has remained unaltered too, with the SUV continuing to get a 12.3-inch TFT instrument console, 9-inch portrait-style touchscreen infotainment system, four-zone automatic climate control, head-up display, premium Bowers and Wilkins audio system, powered and heated front seats with massage function, panoramic sunroof and an electric tailgate.

The Volvo XC90 continues to be one of the safest SUVs on sale in the world, with it getting a long list of advanced driving assistance systems such as collision mitigation support, pilot assist, blind-spot monitoring system, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, 360-degree camera and park assist.

Powertrain

The 2.0-litre diesel engine of the previously available diesel XC90 has now been replaced by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. Coupled with a 48V mild-hybrid system, the engine pumps out maximum power and torque outputs of 300 bhp and 420 Nm respectively. The more premium plugin hybrid version gets the same 2.0-litre petrol engine coupled with an 87 bhp electric motor, the combined power output of which is rated at 303 bhp. Both the versions get an 8-speed automatic gearbox, all-wheel drive and air suspension as standard.

Competition

The new Volvo XC90 is pitched against other European seven-seater heavyweights like Mercedes Benz GLS, BMW X7 and Land Rover Discovery.

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