Volvo officially revealed the second generation XC90 in August this year. Now, according to a report, Volvo officials have confirmed that the new XC90 will be launched in India in the mid of 2015. Although the launch will take place in the mid of 2015, customers will have to wait till August for the deliveries to commence. The first 200 units for India will be the top-spec variants (available in 2-3 colors), though more variants will be offered at a later stage at a lower price.
The XC90 will be available in the Indian market with Volvo’s latest 2.0 liter, four-cylinder diesel mill which churns out 245 bhp and 470 NM of torque. This engine belongs to the new Drive E engine family that has fuel efficiency and low carbon emissions as its key attributes. The power and torque figures are an improvement over the outgoing which uses the 2.4-liter, five-cylinder oil burner. The other engines on offer are : the 190 hp and 400 Nm strong D4 diesel, the T5 petrol four-cylinder with 254 hp and 350 Nm and T6 with turbo and supercharger which now delivers 320 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. The new XC90 will also be more frugal than the model it replaces due to the use of an eight-speed gearbox instead of the six-speed automatic. The XC90 sold in India will come with an all-wheel drive system. There is a low probability that Volvo will also launch the petrol variant of the XC90.
The new Volvo XC90 SUV rides on the new Scalable Product Architecture Platform ( SPA ) from Volvo. The SPA has been undergoing development for the last four years, and will underpin a number of upcoming models from Volvo. According to the company, the SPA is very flexible and dynamic. Dimensions of the SPA can be changed to produce differing vehicle types like sedans, SUVs or Crossovers, thus reducing developing costs in the future.
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via : ET