Volvo XC90 Inscription price hiked but other models will be offered with the same range of prices as before
Volvo Auto India has released statement yesterday regarding the addition of a newly launched variant and the increase in price of one of the XC90 SUV’s model offering. The Swedish luxury automaker has quoted a price tag of Rs. 80,23,700 for the Inscription variant of the XC90 earlier but it has been revised to Rs. 82.9 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The price of Rs. 2,66,300 will come into effect from July 13, 2016 onwards according to Volvo.
The luxury brand has also added a new plug-in hybrid variant to the XC90’s line-up. Recently launched at a price of Rs. 1.25 crore, it’s the most powerful offering for India as well as the first hybrid luxury SUV available for sale. As for the exterior, the XC90 Excellence T8 Plug-in Hybrid appears as similar to the IC-engined standard XC90 except for the external charge port located on the front left front fender and T8 badge embossed at the rear.
It comprises of vertically slated grille with LED headlamps and the signature Thor’s Hammer Daytime Running Lights. Under the bonnet, the biggest change can be found as the XC90 Excellence T8 gets power from the 2.0-litre petrol engine linked with an electric motor.
The petrol engine is both turbocharged and supercharged as the combined power output is rated at 413 PS while delivering a peak torque of 640 Nm. Power is sent to all four-wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. There are three driving modes to choose from: Pure, Hybrid and Power. The Pure mode runs the SUV only in petrol power amidst the Hybrid and Power utilising both the power sources.
The first mode will make the XC90 go up to speeds of 120 kmph on electric power with claimed range of 80 kilometres and the Power mode extracts maximum out of everything to go from zero to 100 kmph in just 5.6 seconds. Two charging stations can be installed at the locations of choice and it will only take two and half hours for XC90 to get fully charged.
The XC90 Excellence T8 rivals Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLS. The car maker elected to go with four-seater configuration rather than seven seats found in the regular diesel. This was achieved by replacing the centre row of seat with a cup holder and mini refrigerator. The rear occupants get seat ventilation and touchscreen access as well.
Volvo has its presence in the Indian market since 2007 and has authorised dealerships in 15 major parts of the country besides expanding to Indore, Lucknow, Pune and Jaipur soon. Seven models are currently being sold in the ever-competitive luxury space against major rivals like leader Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover.
They are S60 sedan, S60 Cross Country, larger S80, V40 hatchback, V40 Cross Country, XC60 and XC90 flagship luxury SUV. Here is the whole list of prices for all the variants of Volvo models available for customers. (Ex-showroom, Delhi):
|Volvo India Model & Variants||Ex-Showroom Price|
|S60 Kinetic||30.8 lakhs|
|S60 Momentum||35 lakhs|
|S60 Inscription||39 lakhs|
|S60 R-Design||41.7 lakhs|
|S60 Cross Country Inscription||38.9 lakhs|
|S60 T6 Petrol||43.2 lakhs|
|XC60 Kinetic||44.8 lakhs|
|XC60 Momentum||47.9 lakhs|
|XC60 Inscription||51.7 lakhs|
|XC60 R-Design||53.5 lakhs|
|XC90 Momentum||70.9 lakhs|
|XC90 Inscription||82.9 lakhs|
|XC90 Excellence T8||1.25 Crore|
|V40 D3 Kinetic||25.5 lakhs|
|V40 R-Design||28.53 lakhs|
|V40 Cross Country D3 Inscription||29.45 lakhs|
|V40 Cross Country T4 Petrol||27.29 lakhs|