Volvo S90 Pre-Launch Bookings Commence!
Want a luxury saloon that isn't a BMW, Mercedes-Benz or an Audi? Well, good news! Volvo has officially opened bookings for its S90 saloon, that rivals the likes of the 5 Series, the E-Class and the A6.
Tom von Bonsdorff, managing director, Volvo Auto India said, “The S90 is one of the most awaited launch from Volvo’s portfolio this year. It’s got everything you would expect a luxurious sedan to have- the look, the feel and the design without any compromise on the comfort!"
The S90 follows the new Volvo design theme, which in simple words, translates to a large vertically stacked grille, the 'Thor's Hammer' in the headlamps, and clean and crisp lines. No surprises why it won the 'Production Car Design of the Year' award. The interior too is simple and minimalistic, and houses a large touchscreen in the centre console and a few buttons for the music and the air-con. We have to say that the clean, clutter-free layout is easy on the eye, and if the XC90 was anything to go by, easy to use as well.
"The S90 comes with a sub 2L diesel engine and we are confident that it will change the dynamics of the segment in India. We are opening the pre-bookings for our patrons who would like to be the early ones to own the S90,” Tom von Bonsdorff added. The 2.0-litre diesel motor in question develops 228PS of power and 470Nm of torque, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Most importantly, the engine is Delhi diesel ban proof.
Volvo kicked off its model revamp in India last year with the launch of their flagship SUV — the XC90. The Swedish automaker followed it up with the S60 Cross Country, an interesting crossover between a sedan and an SUV. The launch of the new S90 is right around the corner, and Volvo has imported a unit of the saloon for homologation already.
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