Volvo Cars India is all to launch the petrol mild-hybrid variants of the S90 sedan and the XC60 SUV. The highly anticipated launch of these models in India is scheduled on October 19, 2021.
Volvo is all set to launch its new S60 and XC90 models next week, with mild-hybrid powertrains that come with an extended electric range, increased performance and lower emissions.
Recently, the China-owned Swedish car maker popped out a teaser of the new mild-hybrid XC60 on Twitter. The company also has high plans to double its volume of sales in the next couple of years.
Volvo is among the group of automakers planning to go all EV in the future. It even has a plan to complete its electric transformation by the year 2030. From what we hear, we can expect an EV from Volvo every year from 2021.
The new XC60 SUV is ready to come out with fine design modification with a reworked grille, new front bumpers, alloy wheels and exterior shades. It also comes fitted with the latest ADAS with Pilot Assist function and automatic braking and collision avoidance.
Inside the SUV, the infotainment gets a new Android-powered touch screen filled with Google apps and a digital services package.
XC60 is powered by a mild-hybrid petrol powertrain, 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.
Like the XC60, S90 also receives subtle changes on its outside. It gets new fog lights, a new spoiler design, and a new lower front bumper. Most importantly, there is a brand-new rear light design, including full LED-powered signature lighting and a sequential turn indicator.
On the other hand, the inside of this updated sedan has a comprehensively upgraded Bowers & Wilkins audio system with a better in-car sound experience. An advanced air cleaner with a PM 2.5 particle sensor is in both the XC60 and S90 hybrid models. So does the wireless charging functionality for smartphones.
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. More details on the technical aspect will be announced after its launch on the 19th of October.
Meanwhile, the XC60 will be up against the upcoming Audi Q5, BMW X3, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Lexus NX and Mercedes-Benz GLC.