Volvo has listed the new S90 on the India website, with plans to launch the sedan in the fourth quarter of 2016. The S90 has replaced the S80 sedan in the Volvo line up and competes with the Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5 Series and Audi A6.
The S90 is based on Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture, which also underpins the recently launched XC90. The sedan uses the same design philosophy and gets ‘T’ shaped DRLs and vertical slat grille at the front.
Like all Volvo cars, the S90 is loaded with safety features. It gets the semi-autonomous drive Pilot Assist and the IntelliSafe Assist as standard equipment. There is also adaptive Cruise Control, Distance Alert and an animal detection feature, which is claimed to offer "intuitive warning and brake support".
The inside of the Volvo S90 sedan is similar to the SUV, but the Swedish carmaker has used more warm colours and wooden inserts to make it look luxurious. The large touch screen display is part of the infotainment system, which has all the necessary features along with Apple CarPlay and Android connectivity. For India, the S90 sedan will get the 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine in two states of tune – the smaller D4 producing 187bhp and 400Nm, while the powerful unit tuned to deliver 231bhp and 480Nm.
Volvo will import the S90 to India as a CBU. The car is expected to be launched just ahead of the festive season with prices starting around Rs 60 lakh.