Volvo India Launched the mild hybrid version of the S90 and XC60 earlier this year. The Scandinavian carmaker has now launched the mild-hybrid XC90 SUV in India. The mild-hybrid petrol engine of the new Volvo XC90 is a replacement for the 2.0-litre diesel engine that was previously available, This change completed Volvo’s shift from diesel to gasoline-only models in India, before going fully electric in 2022.

mild-hybrid XC90: Drivetrain

The new XC90 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that coexists with a 48V integrated starter-generator motor.

The engine generates a peak power of 300hp and a peak torque of 420Nm. However, the outgoing diesel engine produced 235hp and 480Nm of torque. The XC90 gets an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Also, the all-wheel-drive option comes as a standard option by Volvo.

Volvo also continues to offer the XC90 with a petrol plug-in hybrid powertrain that generates an output of 303 hp, 2.0-litre petrol engine including an 87hp electric motor. 

mild-hybrid XC90: Exterior and Interior updates

Volvo mild-hybrid XC90

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The mild-hybrid versions of XC60 and S90 came with minor design updates. On the other hand, the XC90 receives no design updates. Everything on the exterior remains unchanged. The new XC90 is available in 4 different color variants- Onyx Black, Pine Grey, Denim Blue, and White pearl. 

Volvo has included quite a few features in the new XC90. In fact, the car now comes with an Advanced Air Cleaner system, a 9inch infotainment system, a 12.3-inch driver’s display, a heads-up display, heated massaging seats, panoramic sunroof, and 1400W 19-speaker Bowers and Wilkins sound system.

Standard Safety features on the new XC90 are, lane-keeping aid, pilot assist, collision mitigation support, 360-degree camera, blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert, and park assist pilot. 

Pricing and Competition

The XC90 is listed as a flagship model of the Volvo India lineup, the prices for the new XC90 start from Rs.89.90 lakhs. The 7 seater SUV will compete with Land Rover Discovery, BMW X7, and Mercedes-Benz GLS. 

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