Only yesterday, Swedish car maker Volvo officially revealed the new XC90. According to a report, Volvo officials have confirmed that the new XC90 will be launched in India in March 2015. Although the launch will happen in March, 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 colours), though more variants will be on offer at a later stage at a lower price.
The XC90 will be sold in the Indian market with Volvo’s latest 2.0 liter, four-cylinder diesel engine which produces 245 bhp and 470 NM of torque. The power and torque figures are an improvement over the outgoing model using 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. The XC90 sold in India will come with an all-wheel drive system. India will not get any petrol engines at the launch.
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 new models from Volvo. The company claims that 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.
Volvo aims to sell around 500 units of the XC90 in the Indian market in the first year of launch. The price of the XC90 will be in the range of around INR 65-70 lakh.
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via : Autocar