Volvo is all set to strengthen and expand its existing range of automobiles in the Indian sub-continent by adding in a few more variants apart from launching a new car as well.
The Swedish carmakers are clearly on the offensive. After Volvo India launched the luxury sedan S90 which arrives at a delicious price, Volvo is looking forward to kicking things up by one notch. The sources, which are close to the manufacturer, have confirmed that there are new cars that are making their way out soon. Apart from the new variants, facelifts of many features and improvised performance versions of the existing cars are also on the way.
The new models that are in question are the XC90 R-Design, the updated variants of the V40 and the V40 Cross Country along with Polestar model, most probably the S60, which comes with high-performance specifications. The interesting highlight is that the Swedish automaker is looking at entering the largely untouched gas guzzler space with the new V90 Cross Country.
- Volvo XC90 R-Design
After the Excellence variant with all the top specifications was launched in the T8 plug-in hybrid guise, Volvo is going to add yet another model to the SUVs arsenal, the R-Design. This variant will be given a cosmetic soup-up for an extra sporty flair. The exteriors come with additions which include a front spoiler and a different black mesh front grille, black headlining, a bunch of silver accents that have been brushed, leather upholstery, along with 20-inch alloy wheels and wing mirrors with a silver matte finish. The interiors come with detailed R-Design specifications like sports seats, floor mats, illuminated tread plates, gear lever, and floor pedals along with an amazing remote control. The standard 7-seater XC-90 SUV Momentum comes at a price Rs. 70.96 lakh (ex-showroom price in Delhi) and Inscription variant comes at Rs. 82.90 lakh (ex-showroom lakh (ex-showroom price in Delhi).
- Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country
Volvo’s most affordable facelifted variant of the V40 is making its way to India. The V40, along with its adventurous variant, the V40 Cross Country, will now be getting a new face which will include all the new trademark designs and traits of Volvo. These trademark components include the concave grille and the LED headlamps which have been nicknamed as ‘Thor’s Hammer’. However, there is no change to the engine options, which will remain the same. The interiors have been designed with trim elements such as milled aluminum, stealth aluminum, and black grid aluminum, apart from the new ‘City Weave’ upholstery. The car will also be arriving in a wide range of new color options, new designs of the wheels and the variant badges along with the new updated design of the Volvo badge at the rear side of the car.
- S60 Polestar
Oh Yeah! You got it right. The Polestar, which is the evil avatar of the S60, is on the list as well. Without any secondary doubts, the highlight of the S60 Polestar is the Drive-E motor with a 4-cylinder engine, which with a capacity of 2.0 liters generates a power of 367 hp and produces a torque of 467 Nm. The car can raise its speed from 0 kmph to 100 kmph in a time of just 4.7 seconds. The new variant will come with a host of details that are specific to the S60 Polestar that includes an entirely different set of bumpers, bigger wheels, and a gorgeous blue shade exclusive to the S60 Polestar.
- V90 Cross Country
Well, this is probably the favorite of many Volvo fans from the whole list of newbies. A unique launch of the whole lot is that of the V90 Cross Country wagon which is based on a platform that is similar to that of the S90 and the XC90 that comes with the same scalable product architecture (SPA). The V90 Cross Country features the same 2.0 liters capacity motor, which possibly is the D4 engine of the S90, develops a power of 190 PS and generates a torque of 400 Nm. The estate comes with an additional ground clearance of 65 mm along with an outer covering of matte-black finish in the V90 Cross Country avatar, which is probably a feature that is always welcomed in a country like India. The V90 CrossCountry will be borrowing the all-wheel drive system from the XC90 and will also feature the same 8-speed automatic gearbox.
While the facelifted versions of the V40 and the V40 CrossCountry range, the S60 Polestar, and the XC90 R-Design are expected to be out for sale in the next couple of months, the V90 is expected to mark its debut in the first half or latest by the mid of next year.