Volvo to launch XC90 R-Design, V90 CC, S60 Polestar in India this year

Volvo XC90 R-DesignVolvo launched the Volvo V40, V40 Cross Country, Volvo S90 and Volvo XC90 Excellence.

 Volvo Cars India had a very eventful 2016 with 4 launches including the flagship product, S90 in India. The company has reported a third consecutive year of record sales in 2016, increasing 6.2 per cent compared to 2015 to 534,332 cars. Volvo’s largest market in 2016 was China, with total sales of 90,930 cars, an increase of 11.5 per cent. In India, Volvo launched the Volvo V40, V40 Cross Country, Volvo S90 and Volvo XC90 Excellence.

According to reports, Volvo will launch 3 new products for India in 2017, including V90 Cross Country, XC90 R-Design and S60 Polestar.

Slated to debut in early 2017, the V90 Cross Country will be more expensive than the V90 station wagon because it’ll come as standard with all-wheel-drive, front and rear skid plates, and plenty of standard kit. The V90 Cross Country will be more expensive than the V90 station wagon because it’ll come as standard with all-wheel-drive, front and rear skid plates, and plenty of standard kit.

The Volvo V90 Cross Country is everything one would expect from such an automobile. Firstly, the car sits higher off the ground compared to the Volvo V90. By comparison, the difference in ride height between the V60 and V60 Cross Country is 65 millimetres.

As far as the interior is concerned, there won’t be a significant departure from the cabin design of the 2016 Volvo V90. As with every other Cross Country model, the V90 Cross Country won’t carry over the entire engine range of its on-road brother. Only the more powerful gasoline- and diesel-fed engines will be available, as will the plug-in hybrid T8 Twin Engine powertrain.

The R-Design models are the sportiest XC90s to date, featuring a range of design, dynamic and equipment upgrades to give Volvo’s seven-seat SUV a sporty makeover. Prices of the XC90 R-Design start at £49,785 (Rs 50.11 lakh). R-Design versions are available with the D5 diesel and T6 petrol Drive-E engines, and in T8 Twin Engine petrol-electric hybrid form.

The outside of the car is distinguished by 20-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, silver-effect door mirrors, gloss black mesh front grille and tinted rear windows. Inside, there are leather/nubuck sports seats, a 12.3-inch active TFT driver’s information display and a perforated leather-trimmed steering wheel complete with gearshift paddles.

R-Design models come with Drive Mode Settings and Adjustable Steering Force as standard, too, which allow you to choose between different settings for the engine, transmission, steering and the optional air suspension.

Developed from 17 years of motorsport experience, and sharing DNA with the 508bhp Volvo S60 Polestar Concept Car, the Volvo S60 Polestar was manufactured in 2013. A limited production run has been developed exclusively for the Australian market as a pilot project.

The Volvo S60 Polestar shares technology from the Polestar racing cars, like dampers from Ohlins, high capacity brakes, and the extensively developed, highly-tuned chassis.

Volvo S60 Polestar

The six-cylinder turbo-charged Volvo T6 engine has been optimised by Polestar with a bigger turbo, new intercooler, revised engine mapping and racing exhaust to produce 350bhp and 500+Nm. The S60 Polestar accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds, via a Polestar-tuned six-speed automatic gearbox – which also features a launch control system – and a Polestar-tuned Haldex 4WD system. The car is governed to a top speed of 250km/h.

Source: Auto Today InidaToday

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