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Volvo XC90
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50.2 Lakhs-1.25 Crore

Strong Areas

  • AWD system 
  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent safety features
  • Good comfort-convenience
  • Roomy and luxurious interiors

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Volvo XC90
 
 

Volvo XC90, The Seven Seater With A Blend Of An SUV And Saloon

The Volvo XC90 is designed with a fuel efficient AWD V8 engine which is mated with a 6 speed Geartronic transmission to deliver a whopping torque and clear emission levels.


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Volvo Car Corporation, the giant car maker based in Sweden has now rammed in to the SUV or Sports Utility Vehicle segment in India with the all new Volvo XC90. This was the first SUV by the car maker that hit the market in the year 2002 received worldwide acclamation for its advanced exterior design that housed a unique combination of both the SUV and the saloon set in a configuration of a seven seater. The latest model of Volvo XC90 has hit the headlines recently with an impressive face lifted look to create a flutter in the Indian roads. This mid sized seven seater SUV carries most of the classic attributes of Volvo, which is well evident through the impressive body lines, front grille that features an egg crate design and tail light cluster in vertical shape. 
            Volvo XC90
The sleek looking exteriors make it an eye grabber in the SUV market while the array of comfort features and safety features appeals to the Indian families. This SUV that won the title of the safest SUV in the year 2007 conferred by the IIHS and NHSTA has maintained exceptional features of safety to help its drivers stay clear of all kinds of problems while driving it on the Indian roads. Will this stunning next generation Volvo XC90 give its competitors in the Indian SUV market a run for their money? The expert’s team at Ecardlr decides to get on the driver’s seat to know more about this four wheeler.
              Volvo Front Bumper Bar
The Sweden car maker has breathed a fresh look to its SUV, Volvo XC90 with an impressive facelift that has hit the Indian roads in the recent times. This arrives in three variants – 2 petrol variants such as D5 with 3.2 Liter 1-6and 4.4 liter V8 engine and another diesel variant. All these variants arrive with AWD or All Wheel Drive version and have 7 seater configurations. The car making giant also has plans to introduce its sedans, C60 and C80 in the near future. The car maker relies on the sales of the Volvo XC90 to determine what reception would its future sedans get in India. 
 
Classy Exteriors
 
The luxurious SUV, Volvo XC90 stuns the onlooker with its stylish exteriors that makes it a class apart from the rest. The undefined look and elegant design of this massive vehicle is sure to turn heads while you drive it on the roads. 
             Volvo Load-Carrier-Rails
The car maker has bestowed it with a revolutionary design on its exterior which explains the muscular look it flaunts. The flared arches of its wheels lend it a unadultered style while the stylish radiator grille on the front offers it an irresistible sporty look. The company logo in superior chrome finish assures you of its reliability and trust while complimenting to its overall look. 
                Volvo Ocean Race Air Intake Trim
The high powered xenon lamps on the headlamp, fog lamps beneath it has a smoldered look and makes it easy to cruise during the wintry days and during rainy seasons. The tail lights at the rear not only offer good amount of visibility to the vehicle that comes behind it with its shiny beam of light but also adds beauty to its rear. The bumpers are designed in body color and have OVRMs which are adjusted internally to make the exterior look much more impressive. The door mirrors, external mirrors and door handles also have the body color offer a finishing touch to its catchy exterior. With a wheelbase of 2857 mm, the vehicle has a ground clearance of 218 mm, which is best for Indian road conditions. 
 
Impressive Interiors
 
The premium SUV, Volvo XC90 flaunts unmatched interiors that scream of Swedish accents everywhere. Every car owner would love the elegant look of its interiors in the first look. It has a very lavish interior cabin that makes it very comfortable for its occupants while on a long trip. The spacious interior design is bestowed with elegant and posh looking leather upholstery materials that wrap the seats and the padded doors. The mesmerizing look of its interiors is further accentuated by the instrument panel. 
         7Cup Holder
The arm rest in the door trims and a dash of chrome on the handles of the door adds elegance and sophistication to it. The twinkling light in the center and front lends it a twinkling effect. The Volvo XC90 also has tachometer, temperature, display clock, trip meter with digital display etc. The electronically tiltable power steering can be adjusted based on the driver’s height and the OVRM of the SUV lends a comfortable option of view change without the need to open its windows. The audio controls that are illuminated are mounted on the steering wheel to offer music controls to the driver. 
          Volvo Rear-Seat
The Bower & Wilkins audio system centers around the bespoke acoustic technology which is offered by the car maker after performing an extensive research of nearly 5 decades. It also arrives with fully integrated music system delivers best audio experience. The auto climate control system found in Volvo XC90 lets you choose any temperature of your choice to maintain the temperature of your cabin. It also has various features of storage such as a big space for luggage such as cup holders, console box, ticket holders etc. In addition, the air conditioners have heater controls to make your driving experience a pleasurable one. 
 
Engine, Transmission and Performance
 
The new generation Volvo XC90 is offered in 3 different engine types such as 3.2 AWD, D5 AWD and V8 AWD. The 3.2 AWD is a petrol engine is mated with a 6 speed geartronic transmission that takes care of a smooth gear change while driving it. This powerful engine has the ability to deliver an impressive torque of 320 Nm at the rate of 3200 rpm and delivers a power of 175 kw at 6200 rpm. 
 
The V8 AWD is a petrol engine that has the 4414cc capacity. This premium engine is rightly paired with a 6 speed geartronic transmission that lends a smooth touch to the gear. Equipped with variable valve timing and variable intake system, this engine performs with clear emission levels and a whopping torque of 440 Nm at the rate of 3900 rpm. It also has a power of 232 Kw at the rate of 5850 rpm. The fuel efficient petrol can cross a mark of 100 kmph in just 7.3 seconds. 
 
The Volvo XC90 diesel variant arrives with a D5 AWD engine with 2400 cc capacity and the V5 diesel engine which is turbo charged is bestowed with both geartronic transmission with 6 speed and manual transmission with 6 speed to drive with smooth gear shifts. The inline engine arrives with a Common Rail Direct Injection or CRDI fuel supply system that lends better engine efficiency. This efficient diesel engine can deliver an impressive power amounting to 136 Kw at the rate of 4000 rpm and delivers a torque of 400 Nm at the rate of 2750 rpm. However the auto transmission delivers fewer amounts of acceleration and mileage when you compare it with the manual transmission. The engine can cover 100 kmph in 11.5 secs while it takes 10.9 second to reach 100 kmph with manual transmission and has a top speed of 208 kmph. 
 
Suspension and Braking
 
The all new Volvo XC90  is equipped with a best braking system as the ventilated disc brakes controls both the front and back tyres, which helps to decelerate the car when required. In addition it is also powered by the ABS or the anti lock braking system along with the brake assist feature that makes it a best vehicle while driving on over steer or under steer situations or during panic braking events. 
             Volvo Fog-Lamps
This SUV also has a brand new suspension of McPherson that features an anti dive, anti roll and anti lift function bar while its rear sports an independent suspension with anti roll ability and is multi link in nature, which exerts better control over the steering and stability of the car. 
 
Verdict
 
There is absolutely no doubt that the brand new SUV, Volvo XC90  by the Swedish car manufacturer is a gem in its throne in the Indian car segment as it is decked with exceptional comfort features and safety features in terms of passenger safety. In addition, the car maker has also tried to pamper its occupants with plush seats and comfortable upholstery in a stylish interior cabin, which also grabs the attention of the occupants. It also has an efficient braking system and high end suspension that makes it deliver a best driving experience with smooth gear shifts. However, the negative side of this car is the complicated center console design and a high maintenance cost. The diesel variant is priced at Rs.56 lakhs based on the ex-showroom price in Delhi. 

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