2021 Volvo XC90 hosts a few styling updates and added equipment alongside the hybrid petrol engine
Volvo Car India has launched the 2021 Volvo XC90 with a hybrid petrol engine and a few cosmetic changes. The SUV is priced at Rs 89.90 lakh (ex-showroom) and follows the recent debuts of the updated S90 and XC60 in India.
New Volvo XC90 comes with a few cosmetic upgrades and additional features. While the entirety of its design remains unaltered, a few bits like the front grille, air intakes, alloy wheels, lower front bumper, and roof rails have been reworked. The SUV also has dual exhaust tips, large glass areas, a new Chrome strip on the rear bumper, and tall pillars. The new color palette includes Onyx Black, Denim Blue, Pine Grey, and Crystal White Pearl.
The beefier R Design trim will look more exciting with a Charcoal theme inside and multiple touches of Black on the outside, like the ones on the roof rails, window frames, ORVM casings etc.
The interior has been revisited and now looks even more appealing. The new XC90 offers a few additional features like a Head-Up Display, Advanced Air Cleaner technology with PM2.5 filters, etc. The other features include a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with voice command support, Google-based services and nav, 19 speaker B&W audio, electric tailgate operation, 360-degree camera, heated front seats with massage function, keyless entry and the like.
As you might already know, Volvo XC90 is built on the carmaker’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). It was in fact, the first product to be based on this modular platform. Powering this Volvo SUV is a new 2.0L (1969 cc) petrol engine that churns out 300hp and 420 Nm, and is equipped with mild-hybrid technology. The transmission on offer continues to be an 8-speed automatic unit and the XC90 gets air suspension for added comfort. AWD is offered and the XC90 is claimed to offer up to 15% more fuel efficiency than before, due to the 48V mild hybrid system.
With the new XC90, Volvo India has completed the transition from diesels to petrols, as part of its Cleaner emissions vision. The Swedish luxury brand is envisioning extensive growth in the Indian market with the petrol portfolio.