Volvo’s flagship SUV, the XC90, is due for an update. The upcoming Volvo XC90 will feature minor cosmetic updates, a longer features list, and a cleaner mild-hybrid petrol engine.
Volvo India is expected to launch the updated XC90 in the coming month. The update includes minor cosmetic tweaks and a new petrol mild-hybrid drivetrain. The new Volvo XC90 will feature a more environment-friendly 2.0-litre petrol engine, coupled with a mild-hybrid motor. The diesel powertrain of the outgoing SUV will be phased out. This move is in the direction of the brand's attempt to reduce its carbon footprint on a global scale. Additionally, the Swedish carmaker will launch the Volvo XC40 Recharge early next year.
Other than a new 2.0-litre mild-hybrid powertrain, the SUV will also feature some cosmetic tweaks, both inside and out, including newly designed bumpers on both ends, a restyled grille, and new headlamp details. The main highlight of the cabin will be the updated infotainment screen. The multimedia unit will be powered by Android and will feature Google Services. For safety, the new Volvo XC90 will come equipped with adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitor, collision mitigation support, and a 360-degree camera.
Currently, the Volvo XC90 D5 Inscription with a diesel engine is priced at Rs 88.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The updated Volvo XC90 with a diesel engine is likely to be priced similarly. The Volvo XC90 will rival the likes of the BMW X7, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Land Rover Discovery, and the Audi Q8.