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Volvo S90 Review
The Volvo S90 is the new flagship sedan from the Swedish car maker and replaces the S80. Volvo, like all other European manufacturers, is bringing the latest of its range to India to cater to the ever growing luxury car market in the country. Based on the same SPA platform as the Volvo XC90, the S90 will draw deep inspiration in terms of design and technology from the premium line SUV.
The Volvo S90 is the Swedish car maker’s flagship saloon. The straight stately lines of the luxury saloon are not dramatic as such. The near five-metre sedan gets the new Volvo front fascia with Thor’s hammer headlamps and the trademark grille. The long hood, spacious cabin and the sloping roofline give it a premium look. The L-shape tail lamps like its smaller sibling, the Volvo S60, add glam to the creased boot lid.
Inside the car, the layout is all new. The dashboard looks modern with the large vertical touch-screen infotainment system at the centre. Devoid of many buttons like its competitors, the centre console looks uncluttered in a good way. The instrument cluster is a TFT screen that displays revs and speed through analog dials and a host of other information that can be viewed as per the driver’s preferences. The upholstery is in leather and the seats are power adjustable with memory function. Push-button start, adaptive cruise control, intelligent LED headlamps, sunroof and such other features are a standard. The cabin space is befitting the flagship luxury saloon with four-zone climate control, ventilated seats and armrests for both the rows.
Volvo makes one of the safest cars in the world and the S90 is no different. The cabin is cocooned with a number of airbags to save the occupants from injury from all possible directions. The safety net extends with a list of driving aids like City-safe, emergency braking function, electronic stability program, traction control et cetera.
Under the hood, you will have a 2.0-litre four cylinder diesel engine on offer to start with. The turbodiesel develops 187bhp of power and 400Nm of torque and comes mated to an eight-speed automatic powering the rear wheels. In due course, the S90 is expected to get the T4 petrol mill along with the top-spec T8 Hybrid.
The S90 is a Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and the Jaguar XF challenger and offers a much frugal and safer option to the regular run of the mill Germans.
Volvo S90 Colours
S90 is available/sold in the following colours in India.
Magic Blue Metallic
Crystal White pearl
Black Black metallic
Mussel Blue metallic
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Volvo S90 in News
Volvo is now offering a mid-level variant for the S90. Dubbed the S90 Momentum, it is priced at Rs 51.90 lakhs.
The three-seater S90 aims to become the most luxurious Volvo saloon
This price revision comes as a result of the increased customs duty that was recently announced at the Union Budget 2018.