Launching Tomorrow: Volvo V90 Cross Country
Powered by the D5 spec of the 2.0-litre turbodiesel, the toughened-up estate will be sold only in the Inscription variant
Heads up, Volvo fans. A new breed of Volvo is heading our way. The Swedish carmaker is all set to launch the V90 Cross Country in India tomorrow. It is the first ever Volvo estate to make its way to Indian shores. And, like all its other products, Volvo will import this car to India as a completely built unit (CBU). Don’t let the ‘estate’ tag put you off though. Volvo is renowned of building some of the best estate cars in the world.
Like the Volvo S90, the V90 Cross Country will only be sold in the Inscription variant. However, unlike the S90, the V90 Cross Country will be powered by the D5 spec of Volvo’s turbodiesel engine. The 2.0-litre displacement is tuned to pump out 235PS of power and 480Nm of torque. Mated to the engine is an 8-speed automatic transmission, with power sent to the road via an all-wheel-drive system. Thanks to a SUV-rivaling ground clearance of 210mm, the Volvo V90 Cross Country is quite capable when the going gets rough. You can read our first impressions of the car right here.
As far as creature comforts are concerned, the car isn’t going to disappoint you. On the outside, you get Volvo’s iconic “Hammer of Thor”-shaped LED headlamps with automatic bending tech, 20-inch alloy wheels, plastic cladding all around and a powered tailgate with hands-free operation. Inside the cabin, the sea of features include a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display, a 19-speaker Bowers and Wilkins sound system, four-zone climate control and electrically adjustable and ventilated front seats with massage and cooling/heating functionality.
The Volvo V90 Cross Country promises to be one of the safest cars on Indian roads as it also has radar-based safety technology. There’s adaptive cruise control, pilot assist, collision mitigation control and lane keeping aid to keep the passengers safe on the move.
In India, Volvo is known for pricing its products aggressively. Prices for the V90 Cross Country are expected to fall in the Rs 55-60 lakh range. With that kind of price and the kit it offers, it is bound to give cars like the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC something to think about.