30/1/2015 Update: Volvo India has denied the report below. Here is their official statement.
The report of pre-booking opening in India for New XC90 is not correct. Volvo Auto India has not communicated any such information either directly or through their PR partners, Integral PR. Neither the price mentioned in the reported news is authenticated by Volvo Cars. Volvo Auto India would communicate at an opportune time the necessary details including the information related to pre-booking, official launch and the price of the New XC90 in India through appropriate channels.
New Volvo XC90 will be offered in a three seating arrangement to accommodate up to 7 passengers.
Original Post – 30/1/2015
Volvo Cars India gears up for launch of the all new flagship luxury SUV, the XC90. Revealed in August last year, new gen XC90 is more stylish and exclusive as compared to the outgoing model.
In India, 2015 Volvo XC90 is open for booking at a down payment of INR 10 lakhs. Launch date is planned around April 2015, while deliveries will start by July. With company dealers confirming that 11 units have already been booked, introductory pricing of the new XC90 could range around INR 85 lakhs while this could increase after official launch to INR 90-95 lakhs. It will be sold as a CBU.
2015 Volvo XC90 for India will be powered by a 1,969cc inline four cylinder, twin turbocharged diesel engine offering 225 bhp peak power at 4,250 rpm and 470 Nm peak torque while being mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission. Innovative features on board this luxury SUV will include a large 10.5 inch touchscreen display with Google Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, and 4 zone climate controls. It will also receive a multi layered dashboard, dual tone steering wheel, gear lever designed by Orrefors and a state of the art music system from Bowers and Wilkins with 19 speakers.
2015 Volvo XC90 measures 4,950 mm in length, 1,923 mm in width and 1,776 mm in height. It is said to be the safest SUV in production in the world. Once officially launched in India, it will compete with Audi Q7, Mercedes GL Class, and BMW X5.