Volvo has always been a niche brand despite standing in comparison to the German trinity of BMW, Audi and Mercedes Benz. Their cars have a distinct air of elegance surrounding them and the new Volvo S90 is true to the nature of the company in this manner. It has an understated yet elegant design and is sure to appeal to the tastes of the elites who want to stand out in a crowd on German cars that have taken over the Indian premium car segment. The S90 comes with a futuristic design on the outside and with great Scandinavian craftsmanship on the inside.
Volvo S90 Exterior
A very single glance at the design, one can easily recognize that it is a Volvo, thanks to its front grille. The new S90 looks more like a down sized version of the XC90 which sports aggressive front profile. Upfront, the new S90 comes with vertical slat chrome grille which is scooped slightly inwards. The Volvo emblem with a diagonal strip is placed in the centre which is flanked by Thor Hammer LED headlamps. The bumpers house chrome elements and the fog lamps complement the overall front profile. From the sides the length of the car is evident from the stretched hood, a flowing roof line and huge wheel arches with alloy wheels. The rub rails come with chrome finish and same is with the rear end which gets chrome tipped dual exhaust pipes and skid plate. The C-shaped LED tail lights lend it a futuristic touch and edgy lines on the boot further accentuate the overall design.
Volvo S90 Interiors
The interiors are top notch which is believed to be one shade higher than the German manufacturers in terms of quality and design. The new S90 is lavishly equipped with Nappa leather which uplifts the ambience of the car with its presence on dashboard, steering wheel and even the gear lever. The 9-inch central infotainment screen is similar to the XC90 and audio output is delivered from the 19 Bowers and Wilkins speakers. The air vents are vertically placed and the whole central unit is tilted a bit towards the driver. The front seats get electrical adjustment features with memory and hot and cool ventilation feature also surfaces in the seats. The rear contoured seats are meant for the chauffer driven and it gets oodles of leg room while getting surrounded by the walnut wood inserts and leather seats. A 4-zone climate control and other features at the rear drape it in opulence and luxury. The seats also get hot and cool ventilation feature to uplift the coziness in the cabin. The leather contoured rear seats are meant for the chauffer driven and are equipped with oodles of leg room. The passengers are surrounded by the walnut wood inserts and other materials that are made to last. A four zone climate control and other features at the rear drape the whole cabin in opulence and luxury. On top of that the S90 comes with a sunroof to improve on the style and fun quotient. On top of that the S90 comes with a sunroof and might also mark the debut of the radar detection technology introduced by Volvo in its cars.
Volvo S90 Dimensions
The Volvo S90 is a massive car with its dimensions almost nudging the 5-meter mark in length. The exact measurements however stand at 4963 mm in length, 1890 in width and 1443 mm in height. The saloon boasts of a sprawling wheelbase of 2941 mm which translates into lots of leg room.
Volvo S90 Features
The Volvo S90 comes with extreme comfort for the electrically adjustable seats with memory function, power operated lumbar support, power seat cushion extensions, Digital MID (multi information display) cluster, sunroof, Sensus connect infotainment system with 8 inch digital driver display, 9 inch centre display with touch screen and voice command and Apple Carplay, USB, AUX-in optional head up display and steering integrated controls. The audio output is emanated from the 19 Bowers and Wilkins speakers with capability of 1400 watt of high quality sound. On the outside the Thor hammer shaped LED DRLs stand out with LED based headlamps at front and rear.
Volvo S90 Safety Features
Volvo’s set a benchmark of the safety standards and this one is no different with a several ground breaking technological equipments included in the S90 like the radar detection technology to prevent accidents, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, Hill assist, parking camera and Ventilated disc brakes in all four wheels.
Volvo S90 Engine Specifications
The Volvo S90 will be available in 2.0-Litre D4 engine unit which is capable of churning out a power of 190 bhp with a top torque of 400 Nm. This diesel motor is capable of achieving a top speed of 230 kmph. The engine will be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox which will allow a fuel efficiency of 19-20 kmpl range. A 0-100 dash is dispatched in a span of 8.2 secs. Volvo S90 MileageVolvo S90 despite weighing a lot can extract fuel efficiency in the vicinity of 19 to 20 kmpl and the fuel tank is 55 litres.Volvo S90 Variants A single variant is available for the buyers to choose from which is called the Inscription luxury. Volvo is however contemplating bringing another one in the future.
Volvo S90 Color Options
There will be a choice to select from Magic Blue metallic, crystal white pearl, black metallic, Mussel Blue metallic.
Volvo S90 Competition
Volvo S90 is an elegant yet capable offering that can pose a serious threat to the competition which includes the three German made luxury saloons BMW 5 series, Audi A6, Mercedes Benz E-class and the British luxury make Jaguar XF which are all selling on the outdated platform in front of the Volvo.
Volvo S90 Price
Volvo S90 has been priced at INR 53.50 lakh (ex showroom Mumbai) and comes fully loaded with features as there is a single variant for sale.