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Volvo S90 local assembly start in India

Volvo S90 local assembly start in India

Snapshot: Volvo started local assembly of the S90 sedan in India.

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Volvo started local assembly of the S90 sedan in India. An image of the vehicle at the company's Bangalore assembly facility has surfaced online. It has been speculated that the pre-production version of the S90 were built in late 2017 and after the necessary quality procedures, it was cleared for production. Volvo S90 competes with the likes of Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5-Series, Audi A6 and Jaguar XF in the mid-size luxury sedan segment.

Launched in the top-of-the-line Inscription trim, Volvo S90 is based on the Volvo's modular SPA platform, it flaunts Volvo's latest design language, which was first seen on the XC90. In terms of features the gets ‘Thor's Hammer’ LED headlights, 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Navigation, Bowers & Wilkins audio system, power adjustable front seats with memory function and ventilation, 4-zone electronic climate control with cooled glovebox, power sunroof, keyless entry, etc. to name a few. The S90 also comes with rear air suspension as standard, while safety equipments include airbags, emergency brake assist and lane keep assist.

Mechanically, Volvo S90 is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that belts out 187bhp  of maximum power with  400 Nm of top torque. The engine comes paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

Volvo was planning to start assembling three of its models - S90 sedan, V90 Cross Country and the new XC60 in India. Recently, Volvo launched the XC60 in India on December 12, 2017, and the brand have assembled approximately 300 units of the SUV.

Source: TeamBHP

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