Volvo Advantage; New XC90 and its ‘Thor Hammer’ – The New Indian Express

Express press service

Volvo cars have always had a certain charm. Whether it’s their clean lines, Scandinavian design or the fact that they remain focused on delivering a level of luxury that few can match. The new XC90 is one of those products that ticks all the right boxes and gives you all that and more in a refined package that is sure to win you over.

Design
The XC90 is an attractive machine that features clean lines and a chiseled design language. It also comes with the telltale Volvo features such as ‘Thor Hammer’ inspired front headlights, a large, imposing grille and a proportionate, sporty stance.

Interior
The cabin has a light feel and a feeling of ultra-plush luxury can be found wherever you sit in this large SUV. The seats are extremely comfortable and you have plenty of storage space on board. Feature-wise, Volvo has fitted the XC90 with a touchscreen infotainment system, wireless phone charging, cooled seats, massaging front passenger backrests and a neat sound system. to 19 speakers from Bowers and Wilkins. Volvo also offers an advanced air quality system on board. However, things like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are missing.

Performance
Under the large bonnet of the XC90 is a powerful 2.0-litre petrol engine that delivers a solid 300hp and 420Nm of torque. This advanced engine uses a turbocharger, a supercharger, as well as a electric boosting of the hybrid engine to deliver all that power and ensure you have a powerful driving experience, despite the engine’s small capacity. It’s a responsive unit that can get you from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.7 seconds while ensuring you don’t burn gallons of fuel. The four-cylinder engine is paired with an extremely smooth and responsive 8-speed automatic transmission, allowing you to enjoy a refined ride on board.

Security
A brand built around safety, the Volvo XC90 is built with an extremely strong body. The XC90 has a safety kit including City Safe, Pilot Assist, Lane Keeping Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control, Park Assist, Road Sign Information, Cross-Traffic Alert, Driver Alert, BLIS and Rear Collision Warning. You also get airbags for everyone, and that includes knee bags for the driver, side impact bags, as well as curtain airbags.

Verdict
The new XC90 is frugal, premium, stylish and utterly capable. It’s an all-rounder that would look great in your garage! Offered for Rs 91 lakh, what you get is a machine that delivers on all counts.

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