The Scandinavian manufacturer must be reeling in happiness over the Volvo XC90 after they bagged a third prize in the country. CNBC-TV18 Overdrive has awarded it the ‘Import SUV of the year’. The luxurious SUV with world leading safety features, new powertrain technologies, an unrivalled combination of power and fuel efficiency deserves nothing short of such honour. And just within six months of the unveiling, the SUV is already a success.
The XC90 promises 225HP and 470Nm torque originating from a 2.0 litre 4 Cylinder, automatic 8-Speed AWD at a price of Rs. 77.9 Lacs (Ex-showroom, Delhi) for Inscription and at Rs. 64.9 Lacs (Ex-showroom, Delhi) for Momentum. A stylish touch screen control panel gives way to a novel system to control drivability. The British audio equipment company Bowers & Wilkins is to be credited for their top of the line sound system featuring a 1,400 Watt Class D amplifier and 19 Bowers & Wilkins speakers.
Especially for the Indian roads, Volvo has incorporated Air-suspensions and just when you think at the back of your mind, with all those flimsy button-less systems and speakers that might pose as a distraction, the makers of the XC90 have come up with a World-First Run-off-Road Protection system. Well obviously, their induction into the ‘Top Safety Pick’ for 2015 by the Euro NCAP comes as unsurprising.
If you’re looking out to purchase one of these, then its dealerships in South Delhi, West Delhi, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Surat, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, Vishakhapatnam, Pune and Kolkata would be best to start with. The company sells six luxury models; Volvo S60–A sporty sedan, Volvo S80–An exquisitely elegant saloon, Volvo V40 – Luxury hatchback , Volvo V40 Cross Country–The adventurous cross country, Volvo XC60–A technologically advanced luxury SUV, apt for Indian roads, and the Volvo XC90 – A 7-seater luxury SUV which is sturdy and apt for Indian families.