Volvo India today announced the launch of two new cars – the 2021 S90 and the new XC60 SUV
Volvo India has prepared itself for the busy festive season. It has today launched the much-awaited 2021 S90 sedan and XC60 SUV. Prices of both the cars start at Rs.61.9 Lakh ex-sh. Volvo has also announced a 3-year Volvo service package at a cost of Rs 75,000 plus applicable taxes. This is an introductory offer only during the current festive season which includes the cost of routine maintenance and wear and tear over 3 years.
The updated S90 sedan was launched in 2020 for the international markets. The facelifted XC60 has also already made its global debut, which took place earlier this year. The highlight of the facelifted models is the new powertrain, while the updated feature list and minor design tweaks will help justify the facelift tag.
2021 Volvo XC60 Hybrid, S90 Hybrid – Update
Coming to the powertrain options, the previous version of the S90 in India had a 2-litre D4 diesel motor that produced 190hp of power. The XC60 is powered by a 2-litre D5 diesel engine that can generate power of 235hp. An 8-speed auto-box does duty on both the models. The XC60 also has all wheel drive (AWD) capabilities, while the S90 is a 2WD model.
These are no longer available with the new variants, as Volvo has discontinued its diesel engines from India. It has been replaced by a new 2 liter 4 cylinder turbo petrol engine. The petrol motor will be mated to a 48V integrated starter generator motor, which will help with mild hybrid capabilities.
In terms of design changes, the S90 gets an all-new bumper, sequential turn indicators and an updated set of fog lamps. The XC60 also gets an updated front fascia, new grille and a redesigned bumper. Both the models will also get new alloy wheel designs and additional exterior color options.
On the inside, the S90 gets an ‘advanced air cleaner’ system, which was earlier available only on the China-spec model. The system helps in filtering the cabin air and displays the cabin air quality on the infotainment screen.
Other additions to the model include a new wireless charger, USB Type C port for the rear passengers, and an updated Bowers & Wilkins audio setup. The XC60 also gets some additional features like wireless charger and Android powered infotainment system that promises to provide a ‘smart-phone like’ experience.
Pricing and Competition
Both the S90 and XC60 were earlier priced at Rs 60.9 lakh (ex-showroom). The new ones are Rs 1 lakh more expensive. With the facelift, we expect the prices of both the models to increase by a small margin. As before, only one trim is on offer – Inscription with both the cars. Take a look at the highlights below.
Capacity: 1969 cc
Max Output: 250HP
Max Torque: 350Nm
Automatic 8-Speed FWD (S90)
Automatic 8-Speed AWD (XC60)
Advanced Air Cleaner with PM 2.5 Sensor
Android powered infotainment system with Google Services
adaptive cruise control
Lane Keeping Assistance
Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert
Collision Mitigation Support (front)
Collision warning and mitigation support (rear)
360 degree camera
Parking assist (front, rear and side)
Like before, the S90 will compete with the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes Benz E Class, Jaguar XF and Audi A6. The XC60 will compete directly with models like the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes Benz GLC.
Jyoti Malhotra, Managing Director, Volvo Car India said, “Volvo has always been at the forefront of innovation. With the launch of these cars, we have set the bar higher by incorporating some of the best technologies and features. We have had a good three quarters this year which reflects the confidence of our customers. This has given us a good footing as we start off with new cars in 2022. These models are loaded with new feature offerings and I am sure this will enhance the luxury mobility of our customers. With the introduction of these new models and the upcoming XC90, we will complete our transformation in the petrol portfolio.