2015 Volvo XC90 Prices (ex-showroom Mumbai, Pre-Octroi) –
* XC90 Momentum – Rs. 64.9 lakhs
* XC90 Inscription Luxury – Rs. 77.9 lakhs
Known for their overwhelmingly safe vehicles, Volvo found fresh funding from its new Chinese owners the Geely Group that made sure that the Swedish marque continues to make the impeccably safe cars that protect its occupants. Putting all its R&D in full speed, the automaker finally unveiled the second generation XC90 last year and the luxury SUV has finally made it to the Indian shores priced at Rs. 64.9 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Replacing the first generation model after a period of 12 years, the all-new Volvo XC90 is based on the manufacturer’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) modular platform and the design has been evolved from the XC Coupe concept. The new model has grown in dimensions, but retains the overall silhouette from the outgoing version. Volvo has styled the front fascia extremely well and the XC90 looks classy with the bold and wide front grille housing the brand logo and is flanked by the headlamp clusters that house the new “Thor’s Hammer” T-shaped LED lights that make everyone with deep pockets and an affinity for safety worthy of possessing it.
The side profile on the new Volvo XC90 looks agile and looks rather upright while the rear disappoints a little with the styling to close to the first generation XC90. Nonetheless, the understated design with the bold new styling lends a classy appeal to the SUV that we are strongly growing our liking towards. Volvo India is offering the SUV with 20-inch diamond cut alloy wheels on the top-end trims that looks stunning, whereas the lower trim gets 19-inch units.
With easy ingress and egress, the 2015 Volvo XC90 gets an extremely beautiful cabin that has been finished in the best of luxury. Surely, the Swedes know a thing or two about how to pamper the occupants and the clutter-free dashboard comes with a new 12.3-inch touchscreen display that houses majority of the controls and the multi-function dial can be used for other controls. The XC90’s cabin feels relaxing at all times thanks to the Nappa leather upholstered seats along with the option of heated front and rear seats. Volvo is offering the XC90 in two variants in India – Momentum and Inscription with the lower Momentum trim missing out on a few features here and there.
The range-topping Inscription trim comes loaded with a host of tech onboard comprising of the panoramic sunroof, LED headlamps, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, driver-selectable terrain options. Your favourite music is best resonated by the 19 speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system in the XC90. Coming to the plethora of safety features that we were blabbering about in the first para, the XC90 is extensively loaded with dual front, side and curtain airbags, ABS, Park Assist, Hill Start Assist, Hill descent control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, rain sensor, automatic height adjusted front seatbelts among a host of other features.
Under the hood, the Indian Volvo XC90 is powered by the 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder D5 diesel engine that produces 225 HP of power and 470 Nm of torque, paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission and sends power to all four wheels using the AWD system. The Swedish automaker has commenced accepting pre-orders for its newest SUV and will start deliveries by September this year. At the unveil, Volvo also promised that its cars will be so safe by 2020 that its occupants won’t die. If that isn’t something that compels you to head to the Volvo showroom, then we don’t know what does. To the Mercedes GL-Class and the next generation Audi Q7 in the segment, Beware!