Tomas Ernberg, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India at the launch of the new Volvo XC90
Volvo has launched its all-new Volvo XC90 luxury SUV in India. Priced at Rs 64.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi without Octroi) for Momentum and Rs 77.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi without Octroi) for Inscription, the Volvo XC90 can be pre-ordered starting immediately. Deliveries will commence in September 2015.
The new XC90 will be available in D5 Inscription and Momentum trims, powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder powerplant mated to 8-speed automatic AWD producing 228 PS and a whopping 470Nm torque.
The new Volvo XC90 will be the first Volvo to carry the company’s new more prominent iron mark, which has the iconic arrow elegantly aligned with the diagonal slash across the grille. Together with the T-shaped ‘Thor’s Hammer’ DRL lights, the iron mark introduces an entirely new, distinctive and confident face for Volvo’s forthcoming generation of cars.
The XC90’s larger bonnet with its new topography, the beltline and the sharpened shoulders, new rear lights are other design signatures that lays the design direction for other cars to follow. To add more visual muscle from the sides, the Volvo XC90 comes with a range of wheel sizes up to 20-inches.
Volvo claims that the XC90’s interior is the most luxurious to have been designed for a Volvo. One of the striking features is a tablet-like touch screen control console, which forms the heart of an all-new in-car ‘sensus’. This system is virtually button free and represents an entirely new way for drivers to control their car and access a range of Internet-based products and services. It also helps create an interior that is modern, spacious and uncluttered. The new XC90 interior combines materials such as soft leather and wood with handcrafted details, Diamond-cut accents around the start/stop button and volume control.
In terms of safety, Volvo has developed Safe Positioning for their car which means that in a run-off road scenario, the all-new Volvo XC90 detects what is happening and the front safety belts are tightened to keep the occupants in position. The belts are firmly tightened as long as the car is in motion.
To help prevent spine injuries, energy-absorbing functionality between the seat and seat frame cushions the vertical forces that can arise when the car encounters a hard landing in the terrain. The solution is capable of reducing the vertical occupant forces by up to one third. This counteracts spine injuries, which are serious and relatively frequent consequences of these situations.
The Volvo XC90 also features an impressive audio systems developed jointly by audio experts from Volvo and counterparts from the renowned British audio equipment company Bowers & Wilkins.
The top-of-the-line system in the XC90 features a 1,400 Watt Class D amplifier and 19 Bowers & Wilkins speakers. It also includes one of the first air-ventilated subwoofers in a car. Integrated into the car body, it turns the whole interior space into a giant subwoofer.
The latest sound processing software has been used to manage the timing of the sound and co-ordination of the speakers. This brings the emotional experience of a world-class live performance into the car.
Tomas Ernberg, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India said, “The wait is finally over now. With all-new Volvo XC90, we are not just launching a car, but re-launching our brand. An example of Volvo-by-Volvo, the new XC90 marks the beginning of a new chapter for Volvo Cars, capturing its future design direction, incorporating its own range of new technologies and utilizing its new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). Volvo has invested in USD 11Bn to develop the product and engine platforms over the past 3 years. The XC90 paves the way for a portfolio of exciting new cars to come in the following years.”
“Truly Scandinavian in its body and spirit, the new XC90 comes with the Volvo badge of world-class safety assurance. The exterior and interior carries a strong connection with the key elements of the Swedish lifestyle: the generous space, the celebration of light and the focus on wellbeing.” added Tomas Ernberg, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India.
Volvo XC90 Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi without Octroi):
XC90 Momentum - Rs 64.9 lakh
XC90 Inscription - Rs 77.9 lakh
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