Volvo S90 Launched in India at Rs 53.5 Lakh, Will compete with BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6
Volvo S90. (Photo Courtesy: Volvo)
Volvo India has an all-new flagship in its stable in the form of the S90, which replaces the S80 sedan, and has been introduced in India at a starting price of Rs 53.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
This is their second product launch in India ever since the company was acquired by Chinese automaker Geely. The company had recently launched the XC90 T8 Excellence Hybrid.
The S90 joins the company's current lineup in the country, which includes the S60, V40, S60 Cross Country, V40 Cross Country, XC60 and the XC90.
The S90 is based on based on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) technology and is powered by the 'D4' 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that develops 190PS of power and 400Nm of torque. Transmission duties are handled by an 8-speed automatic gearbox that directs all the power to the front wheels. The car comes with three driving modes – Eco, Dynamic and Comfort – which alter the behaviour of the car based on driver requirement.
In terms of looks, the star attraction has to be the 'Thor's Hammer' headlamps with Daytime-Running Lights (DRLs) which are accentuated by a chrome-finished concave front grille, giving the car a strong visual presence. When you look at it from the side, you realise juts how long the car is. Interestingly, the S90 is longer than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5-Series and the Audi A6 in length. The rear end gets the c-shaped tail lamps which make the car stand out of the crowd.
Inside the car, the chrome strip which runs across the dash will certainly catch your eye and there is a large 9-inch infotainment screen placed in the middle, that has been taken out of the XC90.
Being a Volvo, it gets loads of safety features like side and curtain airbags, ABS, emergency brake assist, ISOFIX, park-assist and lane-keep assist.
The pricing of the Volvo S90 puts it right against the big three German automakers' offerings – BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, along with the British Jaguar XF.
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