The update has been made to the all three 2018 Volvo XC90 D5 diesel variants only.
Initially, Volvo will focus on products based on the SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) modular vehicle platform.
Volvo India has silently rolled out the 2018 model year of its premium luxury SUV – XC90. The Swedish carmaker has added a range of new comfort and safety features to the 2018 Volvo XC90 carline. Spread across three trims – Momentum, R-Design and Inscription – the SUV’s new models are priced at Rs 76.47 lakh, Rs 83.92 lakh and Rs 86.96 lakh (all, ex-showroom) respectively.
One must note that the update has been made to the all three D5 diesel variants, while the T8 Excellence plug-in-hybrid trim remains unchanged. The latter one will also get benefited with the new features in coming days. Read About – New Volvo V40 & V40 Cross Country
|Momentum||Rs 76.47 lakh|
|R-Design||Rs 83.92 lakh|
|Inscription||Rs 86.96 lakh|
|T8 Excellence||1.27 crore|
The entry-level Momentum trim is now comes loaded with a parking assist system, adaptive cruise control, a compass, paddelshifters and heated front seats. On the other hand, the R-Design variant gets slightly different treatment on windows, outside mirrors, gear lever, remote control and sill moulding.
While the top-spec Inscription trim gets ventilated seats and the rear seats with massage function, the R-Design variant misses out on them. The range-topping model also features a 360-degree camera, rear collision mitigation support, cross traffic alerts, blind spot information system and a heated steering. Read – Volvo XC40 Compact SUV Makes Global Debut
No changes have been made under the hood. The Volvo XC90 D5 sources its power from the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel pushing out 235bhp and 480Nm of torque. On the other hand, the T8 pulg-in-hybrid model comes packed with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder twin turbo and super charge powerplant delivering 225bhp with 640Nm. Transmission on offer is an 8-speed automatic unit, supported by four-wheel drive system. Read – All Volvo Cars To Get Electric Motor Option From 2019
Just so you know, Volvo Auto introduced its first locally assembled XC90 – from its Hoskote-based plant near Bengaluru in October, 2017. While the diesel variants of the Volvo XC90 SUV have been assembled locally, the T8 plug-in-hybrid version of the vehicle continues to follow the CBU route.
Volvo will focus on products based on the SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) modular vehicle platform. While the Volvo XC90 is the first model to be assembled in India, other Volvo cars will follow the suit. Volvo Group’s plant near Bengaluru is the manufacturing hub of the company’s trucks, buses, Penta engines and construction equipment. Read: Volvo S60 Polestar: Fairly Ferocious yet Remarkably Composed
With its local assembly operations, the company aims to achieve 10% segment share by the end of 2020. This will also help the carmaker save on the hefty taxes imposed on imported vehicles. Compared to the German trios (Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW), Volvo has managed to achieve highly competitive pricing. The local assembly operations will further help the company to take a lead over its rivals.