Volvo has introduced the S90 mild-hybrid sedan SUV in India. Priced at Rs 61.9 lakh (ex-showroom). Volvo S90 B5 receive minor exterior styling changes, new features, and a 2-litre turbo-petrol engine assisted by a 48-volt mild-hybrid system as part of the 2021 facelift. The previously available diesel engine has been discontinued, with the brand’s focus shifting first to petrol and then to an EV line-up in India.
Volvo S90 mild-hybrid:
Since 2015, the S90 has served as Volvo’s flagship luxury sedan, succeeding the S80. It has received a facelift for the 2021 model year, with minor exterior styling changes. These include a redesigned front bumper, a chrome bar beneath the centre mesh, a new grille design, and hidden tailpipes. Volvo has introduced the facelifted S90 in India with a single top-end ‘B5 Inscription’ variant. It is powered by a 2-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine and a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The engine generates a maximum output of 247bhp and 350Nm of torque.
The interior of the Volvo S90, on the other hand, has not changed. The 9-inch portrait-style infotainment touchscreen takes centre stage, as does Volvo’s Scandinavian design language. This system is based on Google OS and includes a multilingual assistant. The S90 also comes with a high-end 19-speaker 1400W Bowers and Wilkins surround-sound system. Volvo has reintroduced the BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) safety aid to India due to popular demand. This system flashes a warning light near the driver’s door mirror to warn the driver of oncoming traffic or people in blind spots.
It also has a steering assist system that automatically steers the car back into its lane if it swerves out of it. For maximum passenger comfort, the 2021 Volvo S90 also includes a 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, massaging front seats, and air suspension. Furthermore, new standard features include an advanced air cleaner and the Volvo Cars app, which allows you to lock/unlock the car and receive 24×7 roadside assistance. This app also supports Over-The-Air updates, allowing it to have the upcoming features Volvo has informed us about: charging status, air quality display, and even scheduled service programmability.
The S90 comes in four different colours: crystal white, bright silver, onyx black, and denim blue. It competes with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series “as read and reported by www.carwale.com”.