Volvo S90 India Launch Soon! [Bookings Open]


Volvo is all set to launch the S90 sedan in India later this year. This will be the Swedish manufacturer’s second launch this year, first being the S60 Cross Country. It will replace the Volvo S80 sedan in India. Although the launch is still a few months away, we have exclusive details on the pricing of the Volvo S90 sedan. According to sources, the Volvo S90 D4 trim will cost Rs 57 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Also, dealers have started accepting bookings for the upcoming sedan, which should arrive in showrooms by the end of October 2016. Here are all the details on the upcoming Volvo S90 India launch, price, specifications and more.

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Also See – Volvo XC90

Volvo S90 India Launch

Model Expected Launch Date
Volvo S90 India Launch Date October-end 2016 [Bookings Open]

Volvo is yet to announce a launch date for the S90 sedan in India. Based on information provided by our sources, the Volvo S90 India launch will take place by the end of October 2016. The E-Class on sale in India is already a generation old. Even the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6 are reaching the ends of their respective life cycles. Launching the S90 as soon as possible might give Volvo a slight advantage.

Volvo S90 India Price

Variants Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Volvo S90 D4 Diesel Price in India Rs 57 lakh
Volvo S90 D5 Diesel Price in India Rs 65 lakh

As we mentioned earlier, the S90 range will start at Rs 57 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It will be available in two trims – D4 and D5. Bookings for the S90 are already underway. Dealer level sources claim to have received around 100 bookings for the upcoming Volvo sedan.

The S90 will come to India as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) attracting high import duties. At the time of launch, only the diesel variants will go on sale. However, Volvo is evaluating the petrol versions for India as well. They could be launched in India at a later stage at a starting price of around 50 lacs.

Volvo S90 India – Rivals

Model Price Range
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Rs 50.21 – 62.09 lakh
Audi A6 Rs 48.10 – 51.80 lakh
BMW 5-Series Rs 50.50 – 62.00 lakh
New Jaguar XF Rs 49.50 – 61.85 lakh

The Volvo S90 costs more than it rivals owing to the fact that it will ve imported to India as a CBU. Volvo has been toying with the idea of commencing local assembly of its products in India. However, they need a certain of sales volume to justify the investment required to setup and assembly line.

Volvo S90 India – Specifications

Length x Width x Height 4963 x 1879 x 1443 mm
Kerb Weight 1808 – 1892 kg
Wheel Type and Size 17”/18” Alloys
Boot Space 500 L
Engine Type/ Displacement 2.0 L Turbocharged Diesel Engine
Power 190 hp/235 hp
Torque 400 Nm/480 Nm
Top Speed 230 kmph/240 kmph
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) 8.2 s/7.0 s
Transmission (Gearbox) 8-speed automatic
Mileage 19-20 KMPL (estimated ARAI mileage)

The 1969 cc four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine will be available in two states of tune – 190 hp – 400 Nm Front-wheel Drive or 235 hp – 480 Nm all wheel drive. Both will come with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It is the same engine that powers the Volvo XC90 SUV in India. Petrol engine options could arrive in India at a later stage.

Volvo S90 India – Dimensions

Length 4963 mm
Width 1879 mm
Height 1443 mm
Wheelbase 2941 mm
Turning Radius 11.4 m

Volvo S90 India – Mileage

S90 D4 Mileage 20 kpl (estimated)
S90 D5 Mileage 19 kpl (estimated)

Powering the S90 is the same 2.0 L diesel that does duty on the XC90. Volvo claims an overall fuel efficiency of 17 kpl for the SUV. Therefore, the sedan should deliver more mileage. We’re expecting an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 19-10 kpl for the Volvo S90 sedan.

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Volvo S90 India – Features

The design of the Volvo S90 is based on the Swedish manufacturer’s latest design language. We have already seen it on the XC90. It will also find its way to the V40 and V40 Cross Country facelift that will come to India this year.

  • Thor’s Hammer LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Full LED Headlamps
  • LED Tail lamps
  • 3-zone Automatic Climate Control
  • 6 airbags
  • Electrically Adjustable Seats with memory function
  • Sunroof
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • HUD
  • Bowers & Wilkins audio system
  • Sensus Connect – 8-inch digital driver display, 9-inch centre display with touch screen, steering wheel buttons, voice control, and the optional head-up display
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

Obviously, the equipment list will vary depending on the options you tick. Also, we will have to wait for the Volvo S90 India launch to obtain the complete list of features.

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Volvo S90 Exterior and Interior Design

Volvo’s latest design language dictates the styling of the new S90 sedan. It features a front end reminiscent of the new XC90 SUV that was launched in India in 2015. The signature Volvo front grille, full LED headlamps and Thor’s Hammer LED DRLs are the highlights of the nose. The tail is perhaps the most distinctive part of the design. Highlights include a sculpted boot lid and C-shaped taillights. The latter could have been a little sleeker. Overall, the design of the Volvo S90 is understated, yet elegant.

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The above statement is true for the interiors as well. There is nice usage of light and dark materials around the cabin. Complementing the general theme are tastefully done silver and wood inserts. Dominating the centre console is an 8-inch touchscreen with vertical AC vents on either side. The dials are all digital. In all probability, Volvo will provide a choice of customization options such as choice of leather upholstery, sound system, etc.

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Volvo S90 Video

Official Images- Volvo S90

Volvo S90 India Engine and Transmission

Volvo will launch the new S90 in India with a 2.0 L Diesel engine. It will be available in two states of tune. Volvo S90 D4 will feature a 190 hp version while the D5 trim will get a 235 hp version. Peak torque output will be 400 Nm and 480 Nm respectively. In both cases, the engine will come with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Volvo recently brought the XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid to India. The manufacturer might decide to bring the S90 T8 to India at a later stage. For now, the S90 will be sold with a diesel engine option only.

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