Volvo Launches Petrol Hybrids S90 and XC60 in India

Volvo XC60 Launch

Volvo Cars India launched its new 60 and 90 series with mild-hybrid powertrains that come with an extended electric range, increased performance and lower emissions. These cars promise enhanced fuel efficiency and an improved driving experience. Both facelifts are priced at Rs 61.90 lakh ex-showroom in India.

The new mild hybrids S90 and XC60 are a step forward in the company’s future plans to go all-electric. Also, they have gained subtle design enhancements and updates.

Exterior Updates:

Volvo S90 Launch

The S90 is now fitted with a front grille with vertical chrome slats and a new emblem along with a reworked front bumper and a chrome strip lower down.

Meanwhile, the XC60 comes with fresh and updated front fascia, a new grille and a reworked bumper with chrome trim. At the rear, both models have body-coloured inserts and a chrome strip in the rear bumper with hidden tailpipes.

Colour Options:

S90 comes in the following paint shades:

  1. Crystal White
  2. Bright Silver
  3. Onyx Black and
  4. Denim Blue paint shades

While, XC60 is offered in:

  1. Crystal White Pearl
  2. Osmium Grey
  3. Onyx Black
  4. Denim Blue
  5. Pine Grey
  6. Fusion Red

Powertrains:

Volvo has replaced the diesel engines in both the new models of S90 and XC60.

XC60 is powered by a mild-hybrid petrol powertrain that is a 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder unit. The 48-volt system does not boost the power output of B5 or B6. The base powertrain is turbocharged now.

The turbocharged and supercharged version, which also swaps out its previous belt-driven supercharger for an electrically driven blower, gives out 295 horsepower but sees a torque increase to 310 pound-feet. The XC60’s suspension remains unchanged from its 2018 model.

The S90 draws its power from the brand’s Drive-E powertrains, including a T8 Recharge Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid giving out 407bhp.

Tech and other specs:

Additionally, multiple smart functionalities are included such as Google service, an advanced air cleaner and Volvo in-car apps.

The Google service controls the functions of in-car music, navigation, adjust AC settings and communicate with Google devices at homes, through Google assistant.

The advanced air cleaner works more efficiently than the previous system that is standard in the older Volvo models.

Volvo in-car app will allow owners to lock and unlock the vehicles, connect to RSA and other such functions.

Not to be left out, Volvo also gives us Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) to enhance the safety features. It includes steer assist, cross-traffic alert and rear-collision alert that help to detect movement that are beyond the sight of the ORVMs. This is active between 37 miles per hour (60 kmph) and 87 miles per hour (140 kmph) and when there are clear road markings.

Rivals:

The upgraded S90 goes up against the Mercedes-Benz E-class, BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and the Jaguar XF while the XC60 is competing with the Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3 and the upcoming Audi Q5 facelift.

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