Volvo Cars to Choose|| Specifications, Features, And Summary

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Best Volvo Cars to Choose
  1. Volvo XC40

Volvo’s baby SUV has been launched at an introductory price of Rs 39.9 lakh, (ex-showroom India). The XC40 will be available in a single R-Design variant, with a single diesel engine option. The motor in question is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder unit that develops 190PS of power and 400Nm of torque. It’s paired with an 8-speed transmission that sends power to all four wheels. Some segment-first features include wireless charging, a 12.3-inch TFT display in place of the instrument cluster and a 13-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. It also gets unique safety tech like lane assist, adaptive cruise control and pilot assist. The XC40 rivals German entry-level luxury SUVs like the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Volvo XC40 Specifications

The 2.0-litre D4 engine’s good for 190 horses and 400Nm of torque, with AWD as standard. And while the on-paper figures match the sporty BMW X1, the experience isn’t the same. The XC40 is billed as an out and out city slicker. A job it does well. The performance presents no surprises, pleasant or unpleasant. Power delivery is relaxed and whether it’s commuting, cruising or making quick overtakes, the XC40 has exactly enough.

Volvo XC40 Variants

The XC40 will be offered only in one fully loaded R-Design variant, so every feature in the list comes as standard. At launch, it will be available with three exterior colour choices (Crystal White, Bursting Blue & Fusion Red. All with black roof.) and two interior palettes (all black or black with bright orange).

Volvo XC40 Features

If you’re one of the wealthy younglings in the market for a luxury SUV, we’d bet you’d want something unique. That begins with the platform of the XC40. This SUV is the first model ever to be based on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture or CMA. That aside, the design does have distinctive Volvo elements like the concave front grille and “Thor’s Hammer” DRLs but the latter gets its own little styling tweak. The profile doesn’t look like any other Volvo either. The short and stout stance, flat bonnet and squared off pillars make the look, say SUV, not crossover, which automatically gives it a distinctive allure. It even sits tall on a cool set of 18-inch alloy wheels and offers a full 211mm of ground clearance.

For an SUV targeted towards new and millennial luxury car buyers, the driving position has some old-school charm. You do sit perched up while overlooking the bonnet, so this certainly won’t give you the hatchback-on-tippy-toes vibe. Fit and finish quality is appreciable too, and feels premium, especially because of the Alcantara + faux leather-draped seats. But Volvo has made some minor concessions for costs. The plastic quality, for example, isn’t as rich as it is in larger Volvos. The features list is long though. The 9-inch touchscreen has been carried over from big Volvos and includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Safety features like the lane-keeping aid, radar-guided cruise control, hill start and hill descent control, and park pilot assist all come as standard. Other features include 2-zone climate control with rear AC vents, heated front and rear seats, an inductive phone charger, a panoramic sunroof and a 13-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

Volvo XC40 Summary

Engine1969 CC
Seating Capacity5
Gear Box8 Speed
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VI
Fuel TypePetrol
Tyre Size235/55 R18
Boot Space460-litres
Max Torque300Nm

Pros And Cons of Volvo XC40

Pros of Volvo XC40Unique styling with SUV cues

Easy to drive BS6-compliant petrol engine and smooth gearbox

Cabin design, quality and experience
Cons of Volvo XC40Ride quality is not plush enough

Not exciting or sporty to drive

The most expensive offering in the segment
  1. Volvo XC90

Volvo has launched the XC90 Excellence Lounge Console In India priced at Rs 1.42 crore. The Lounge Console is similar to the Excellence, except for the fact that it ditches its front passenger seat for a multifunctional module that can transform into a 17-inch touchscreen display, a table, extra storage for personal items or even a footrest. It also gets all the bells and whistles and the T8 twin-engine paired with an electric motor to produce 400PS and 640Nm of peak torque.

Volvo XC90 Variants

The Volvo XC90 is available in 4 variants – Momentum, Inscription, R-Design and Excellence. These are priced from Rs 80.90 lakh to Rs 1.31 crore, ex-showroom India.

Volvo XC90 Features

The Volvo XC90 doesn’t find the need to scream out when it comes to design elements but employs a rather subtle way of showcasing itself. From the large headlamps that come with a ‘Thor’ inspired daytime running light to the huge gaping grille that comes in two distinct finishes depending on the variant you choose, nothing on the XC90 seems to be in excess.

The Volvo XC90 has been globally acclaimed to have one of the finest interiors in its segment. Volvo has taken the bold step to eliminate almost every single button on the centre console and replace it with one large and almost tablet-like screen. There is even a thought that goes into designing the seats. Every contour is there for a reason and they are there to ensure that you stay comfortable even after being in the car for a good eight to ten hours of driving.

Volvo XC90 Summary

Engine1969 CC
Mileage42 – 17.2 Kmpl
Seating Capacity4 & 7
Gear Box8 Speed
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VI
Fuel TypePetrol/Diesel
Power8 Speed
Tyre Size275/45 R21
Boot Space300-litres
Max Torque640Nm@1740rpm

Pros And Cons of Volvo XC90

Pros of Volvo XC90Loads of safety features

Comfortable and spacious cabin

Minimalist dashboard
Cons of Volvo XC90Stiff low-speed ride quality

Some interior plastics look cheap

High maintenance costs

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  1. Volvo XC60

The 2018 World Car of the Year is here. It’s packed with Level 2 autonomous driving capabilities, a 235PS 2.0-litre diesel engine, and features rivaling many luxury sedans. And being a Volvo, it’s safer than a padded cell. Localisation of the XC60 is scheduled to start in September 2018 and you can expect another variant added to the model range soon as well.

Volvo XC60 Specifications

The Volvo XC60 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel that makes 235PS and 480Nm of torque. There are three drive modes to choose from: Eco, comfort and Dynamic. The throttle response is best in Dynamic, with the engine eagerly responding to inputs, but its performance is still leisurely. The sprint to 100kmph is achieved in 8.54s, which is good but not the sportiest. In Comfort, the engine response is smoothed out and makes for great commuting in the city while Eco is just a little boring. It does manage to sip fuel at a pretty miserly rate, and we managed to eke out 15.10kmpl on the highway and 11.42kmpl in the city.

Volvo XC60 Variants

Volvo XC60 -Diesel version for XC60 is ₹ 59.90 Lakh.

Volvo XC60 Features

The design is classy and quite typical of what you’d expect an urban crossover SUV to look like, and despite having something called “Thor’s Hammer” daytime running lamps, there’s absolutely nothing that’s shouty or over the top. The interiors are a nice mix of tan Nappa leather upholstery, a massive panoramic sunroof and nice minimalistic central dash and infotainment cluster. The two standout features have to be those beautiful massaging driver and passenger seats and the 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system. There is quite literally nothing on our roads that beats this combination in any segment except another Volvo.

Volvo XC60 Summary

Engine1969 CC
Mileage11.2 Kmpl
Seating Capacity5
Gear Box8 Speed
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VI
Fuel TypeDiesel
Max Torque480Nm

Pros And Cons of Volvo XC60

Pros of Volvo XC60Spacious Cabin.

A long list of safety features.

Long-distance capability.
Cons of Volvo XC60Sparse dealer network.

Low rear seat.

In-display functions are distracting.
  1. Volvo S90

Volvo’s flagship sedan – S90 has been updated and now has a radar in the front which can sense obstructions in front of the car. With this addition, the S90 now gets features like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, collision warning and blind-spot detection to a car which was already deemed the safest in its space. It was launched with a starting price of 53.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The S90 is the flagship sedan offering from Volvo’s stable and replaces the S80 that was previously sold in the country. The Volvo S90 has been introduced only in ‘Inscription’ variant for the Indian market.

Volvo S90 Variants

The S90 is Volvo’s flagship sedan and is available in a single variant – Inscription – in India.

Volvo S90 Features

features like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, collision warning and blind-spot detection to a car which was already deemed the safest in its space

Volvo S90 Summary

Engine1969 CC
Mileage18 Kmpl
Seating Capacity5
Emission Norm ComplianceBS VI
Fuel TypeDiesel
Gear Box8 Speed
Top Speed230 Km/h
Tyre Size245/45 R18
Max Torque400Nm

Pros And Cons of Volvo S90

Pros of Volvo S90Elegant exteriors and unique interior styling.

Comfortable and spacious interiors.

Safety features.
Cons of Volvo S90Inadequate rear-seat thigh support

Tricky drive-mode button & in-screen functions

Sparse network
  1. Volvo New S60Upcoming

Volvo New S60 is expected to launch in India in Mar 2021 in the expected price range of ₹ 30.00 – 40.00 Lakh. Currently available cars which are similar to New S60 are Skoda Superb, Skoda Octavia and Toyota Camry. Another car similar to New S60 is Mercedes-Benz New GLA which is launching in Dec 2020 in India.

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