Volvo has launched the new long wheelbase version of the S90 luxury saloon in the US along with the showcase of the brand new XC60 at the New York Auto Show.
Ever since its introduction, the Volvo’s S90 luxury saloon has been giving stiff competition to its German rivals. Making things even more difficult for the competition now is the introduction of a long-wheel base model being launched in America. The Volvo S90 long wheelbase adds 4.5 inches of additional leg room for rear seat occupants in addition to the already spacious cabin.
The Volvo S90 L comes with a completely redesigned rear seat, new interior details, electric rear sun shades, a new deluxe rear centre arm rest and rear seat massage function. The new 2018 Volvo S90 also gets updated Sensus Connect Touchscreen interface debuting in the XC60, it also gets the company’s updated city safety system with steering assist for the Blind Spot system and Oncoming Lane Mitigation.
Powertrain options for the S90 L include the 394 BHP T8 hybrid system, along with the 311 BHP T6 and 246 BHP T5 petrol engines.
Volvo’s S90 L T8 is priced at $63,650 (Rs. 40.94 lakh), the S90 L T6 retails at (Rs. 34.79 lakh) while the entry ticket to the world of the long wheelbase S90 starts at (Rs. 30.93 lakh) for the S90 L T5 model, exclusive of destination fees.
And with this the Swedish built S90 has been replaced in USA with the Chinese built S 90 L.
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Volvo also debut its all-new second generation XC60 at the ongoing New York Auto Show. Volvo builds on its design language with its sharp looks, Thor’s hammer head lamps and top notch interiors featuring soft touch nappa leather, walnut wood inlays and the snazzy 9-inch touchscreen.
Volvo is very excited about the new second generation XC60 as its first gen model sold over a million units over its nine-year life span and the Swedish car maker is looking to take the badge’s success forward with a lot of intent as the car currently accounts for 30 per cent of Volvo’s global sales.
“The Volvo XC60 is an important car for Volvo in the United States,” said Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President of the Americas; President and CEO of Volvo Car USA, “It provides a new and more athletic attitude to the design language that was first shown in the 90 series cars.”
The new Volvo XC60 will be offered with a choice of three engine options in the US, the T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Electric Hybrid powertrain with394 BHP, the T6 supercharged and turbocharged engine developing 311 BHP and a T5 model with 246 BHP.
Volvo has added Steer Assist to the company’s City Safety system to reduce the risk of lane change collisions and a new safety system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation uses steer assist to help mitigate head-on collisions.
“We have focused on building a car that can deliver pleasure to all of your senses – from a commanding view of the road ahead in a beautifully appointed and calm cabin, to a safe, inspired and confident ride,” said Henrik Green, Senior Vice President Product & Quality at Volvo Car Group. “We’ve paid particular attention to making life easier for our customers by providing them with the creature comforts and services that take the hassle out of everyday life.”