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Volvo S90 lands in India; launch by November 2016

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The India-spec sedan is expected to be powered by the 222 PS 2.0-litre diesel engine that also powers the XC90.

A single unit of the Volvo S90 luxury sedan which made its world premiere at 2016 NAIAS in January has arrived in India, indicating that the automaker will commence homologation process soon.

Likely to be positioned as a more premium alternative to the likes of Mercedes E Class, Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Jaguar XF, the S90 will be imported into India as a CBU.

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The sedan will be imported as a CBU.

The flagship sedan comes as a bigger and upmarket replacement of the old S80. Based on Volvo’s new Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) which also underpins the new XC90, the S90 benefits from economies of scale.

The brand’s latest philosophy which is characterised by taut surfaces and sharp elements render a sophisticated stance. The signature chrome finished grille, sleek LED headlamps with “Thor’s Hammer” daytime running lights and distinct LED taillights are the design highlights.

Inside, the dashboard design and layout borrow heavily from the new XC90. A massive centre console display for the infotainment system eliminates the need for several buttons. The cabin is finished in leather with wooden appointments.

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Dashboard design and layout have been derived from the XC90.

The Volvo S90 for India is most likely to adopt the same 2.0-litre diesel engine that is available in the XC90. The oil burner is tuned to dish out 222 PS and 470 Nm of torque and is mated to an 8-speed transmission which drives the rear wheels.

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Talking to Rushlane on the sidelines of Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India, stated that the luxury sedan will be launched by November 2016.

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