This brand is very well known in India for their commercial busses like the B7R and the B9R.
But this brand also assembles state of the art Passenger vehicles which are equally beautiful, spacious and luxurious. You can spot a Volvo vehicle looking at their signature tail lamp styling.
This 7-seater limousine SUV starts at 80.90 lakhs and ends at 1.31 Crore ex showroom. The XC90 is available in a 2.0-liter petrol and a diesel engine mated to an 8-speed gearbox. The gearbox is not one of the most exciting, but it does its job well. The hybrid petrol version of this car is the best for city usage. It makes no noise to start but you feel the petrol engine kicking in when you need extra bit of torque. There is a bit of body roll around the corners, but it stays stable and planted.
The ARAI claimed fuel efficiency for the petrol engine is a whooping 42 kmpl and for the diesel it is 17 kmpl. The diesel engine makes 235 bhp of power and 480 Nm of torque and makes cruising effortless. The petrol engine makes 640 Nm of torque at 1740 rpm and 400bhp of power. There are new LED headlights on offer. Even with all the rows up, the car offers almost 400-liters of boot space, which is huge. The infotainment system on offer is glare-free, fast and hosts a lot of features.
The 19-speaker bowers and wilkens sound system provides an incredible music experience inside the cabin. The rear seating position is absolutely luxurious. There is no shortage of space. Moreover, the back support is great. The third row can accommodate adults as well and that too in comfort. Being a volvo is has loads of safety features like run-off road protection. It even has the airbags for the third row of seats. There are 4 driving modes on offer. The comfort mode is tailor made for Indian road conditions.
The XC60 is available within the range of 52.90 to 59.90 lakh INR. Its available in 2 variants and 4 colors. Its available only in a two-liter diesel engine option which makes 190 bhp of power and 400 Nm of torque. Thor hammer styled headlights look perfect on this car.
It runs on a 19-inch wheels with diamond cut alloys. Chrome treatment and twin exhaust give this car a sporty appeal. The car can be lowered from the boot and that is possible because of the air suspensions. You can also flip the 2nd row of seats to fit in more luggage. There is a 360-degree view which would help to park this vehicle in tight parking spots.
The ergonomics of the seating inside the volvo have been designed by orthopedic surgeon and that’s the reason why they are the best in class. The XC60 gets 15 speakers bowers and wilkens speaker system which gives a superb musical experience. The front seat comfort can be customized through the infotainment screen. The front seats have a massage function with heated and ventilated seating feature. Self-parking feature is also available with this one.
The central information cluster gives a ton of information. It also gets all the off-road kit like hill decent control, hill hold assist, etc. The engine refinement is very high, and it feels smooth to ride in. It’s not punchy as the BMW but it sends power in a linear way. The air suspension makes driving through the bumps pillowy.
The XC40 is available in 2 variants and 3 color options within a budget of 39.90 lakhs to 43.90 lakh rupees. It comes with a 2-liter diesel engine and makes 190 BHP of power and 400 Nm of torque. It gives a fuel economy of 18 kilometers for a liter. The car sits on 18-inch Pirelli tires. The car size is in between the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1.
The car gets an orange finish on the door pads and on the inside. Headroom is good enough, but the window design hinders the airy feeling inside the car. Wireless charging and plenty of USB ports are there in the car. There’s also a detachable dustbin below the central arm rest. The glove box is not large enough. You also get a beautiful panoramic sunroof which makes the cabin feel large and open. Also, there are radar-based features.
You also get some autonomous driving kit like maintaining a distance between the car ahead and your car. The finishing to the Air-conditioning feels premium. Automatic park in and park out function add up to the premium appeal of this car. It comes with harman audio system which is not as good as the ones we see on XC60 but they are definitely better than anything else. The information on the instrument cluster changes according to the driving modes.
It comes with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. This car feels best for cruising on the highways. The cabin insulation is very good and even at above 100kmph you don’t hear the engine noise and the engine feels punchy. The braking is also very good and being a volvo, there are a lot of safety features on offer like the lane keep assist. In dynamic mode you have better braking power and stiff steering.
The S60 range starts from 38.51 lakhs and goes up to 56.02 lakhs ex-showroom. There is a 2-liter petrol and 2-liter, 2.4-liter diesel engines on offer. The 2-liter diesel engine makes 190 BHP and 400 Nm of torque and the 2-liter petrol engine makes 367BHP and 470 Nm at 2100-4500 rom. The diesel gives a fuel efficiency of 27 kmpl while the petrol offers 19.6 kmpl.
The boot-space inside the S60 is average and to add to the kiosk, company has fitted in the spare tire inside the boot which leaves somewhere around 300-liters of usable space. But you do have an option of 60-40 folding rear seats to accommodate more luggage. The sloping roofline does not affect the headroom at the rear and there is adequate leg-room on offer.
Three occupants can fit in very easily inside the S-60. There is also a 12 Volt charging socket at the rear. The front seats of the car offer excellent cushioning. The quality of materials used inside the cabin is at par with all the rivals and the seats are the best in class. There are a lot of buttons inside which could have been replaced by functions inside the touchscreen.
There are a lot of cup holders and the glove box has adequate space. The car feels very stable and planted out on the highway because of the firm suspension setup. It feels beautiful and sporty to drive this car around the corners.
Volvo’s flagship sedan, the S90 is available in 2 variants and 10 color options. It comes with a 2-liter diesel engine option and makes 190 BHP and 400 Nm of torque. The c-shaped tail lamps, and the design makes this car unique. Wood treatment, Nappa leather and high-quality plastic gives this sedan a premium appeal.
Leg-room is sufficient enough to stretch your legs completely and take a nap. There are side blinds and touchscreen panel to operate Rear A/C vent. The 9-inch infotainment system, heads-up display and the instrument cluster are very useful, and the two screens are compatible and can share information. There are 4 driving modes on offer, everything right from the suspension and steering to the instrument lighting changes with the driving mode.
The suspension setup feels very comfortable and jerk free even in the dynamic mode. There is an 8-speed gearbox on offer which shifts very smoothly. The Lane assist system works wonders and there are host of other goodies to pamper you inside the cabin.
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