As Swedish automaker Volvo gears up to launch its new offering, the S90 in India tomorrow, we reveal what you can expect in the new model. This one is for those who desired a premium car with loads of style quotient and features, yet refrained from spending a bomb on buying one. Based on the design philosophy of the XC90 SUV, the new model will also fill in the gap left by its predecessor, the S80.
Under the hood, the Volvo S90 will be powered by a 2.0-litre D4 turbodiesel engine which will generate about 187bhp of power and 400Nm of torque. The powerful engine will come mated to eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard. The stylish sedan gets LED DLRs which are integrated right in the centre of the headlight enclosure. The vehicle sports generous amounts of chrome inserts all around the vehicle, especially on the window-lines and doors. The rear gets C-shaped wraparound tail lamp and a neatly sculpted boot lid.
The interior of the S90 sedan is as stylish as the exterior. The occupants are literally mesmerized with premium upholstery, space and comfort. The dashboard sports a large touchscreen infotainment system with navigation support, ‘Bowers & Wilkins’ sound system and new three-spoke multi-function steering wheel. For convenience, the new model will get automatic climate control, heated/cooled front seats and more. As for safety, it is expected to be offered with airbags, park assist, hill-start assist, ABS with EBD and more.
Post launch, the Volvo S90 will compete against the likes of BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and Jaguar XF in the country. The new model will further expand option for potential Volvo customers. The pricing will be announced tomorrow post its official launch, we anticipate it to be priced around Rs 50 lakh – Rs 65 lakh. Reports also indicate that Volvo might introduce a 2.0-litre D5 diesel engine which generates around 235bhp and 480Nm of torque at a later, however this remains unconfirmed for now.