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Volvo S90 bookings open in India; launch later this year

Volvo S90 2016 Geneva Motor SHow LIVE Photos
Volvo S90 at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The sedan shares its 2.0L diesel engine with the XC90.

Pre-bookings for the Volvo S90 are open in India ahead of the sedan’s launch later this year. The latest Volvo comes as an upmarket replacement for the aging S80.

Targeting the likes of Mercedes E Class, BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XF and Audi A6, the S90 would rely on its sophisticated exterior design and luxurious interior to make a strong case for itself.

Volvo S90 2016 Geneva Motor SHow LIVE Photos

The sedan will rely on its fresh appeal to make inroads in the competitive mid-size luxury sedan segment.

Based on the Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) that also underpins the XC90, the new sedan benefits from lightweight construction. The India-spec sedan will be powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine which is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The motor which also powers the XC90 has 222 PS and 470 Nm of torque on tap. The engine displacement keeps the new Volvo comfortably away from the clutches of the NGT diesel ban.

Volvo S90 2016 Geneva Motor SHow LIVE Photos

The sedan’s dashboard is similar to that of the XC90.

The visual highlights of the S90 include¬†sleek LED headlamps with Thor’s Hammer DRLs, clean sheet metal design, C-shaped LED headlamps and a gently arching roofline. Inside, the dashboard design is similar to that of the XC90 which means you get a tablet sized touchscreen infotainment system located on the centre console.

Also read – Volvo XC90 review

The Volvo S90 will be imported into India as a CBU unlike its rivals which are assembled locally.


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