Volvo XC90 Review
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Excelling in the field of engineering and truly remarkable piece of craftsmanship, the all new Volvo XC90 is the new master of aces. The all new magnificence has been driven to become a gigantic style of its own with the superb and sensuous front fascia and an equally appealing rear frame as well. With the power and dint of its mesmerizing looks and finest interiors ever found, the Volvo XC90 makes an impact on the word ‘brilliant’. The Volvo XC90 has distinctive features that comprise of angular bold headlamps, stunning front grille and the ever large bonnet in the front whereas the rear holds name for the sharp cutting edge elegant tail lamps that look sporty and absolutely trendy. The Interiors of the car are dealt with complete justice to luxury and comfort along with style. The Super powerful dynamism of the SUV is a marvel to watch.
Volvo XC90 Expected Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
|Variant||Mileage (City)||Mileage (Highway)|
|V8 petrol engine||5 kmpl||9 kmpl|
|3.2 petrol engine||6 kmpl||9.5 kmpl|
|D5 diesel engine||8.4 kmpl||11 kmpl|
The car is available in two engine variants distributed in three models which all differ in mileage. The foremost model with petrol engine is expected to delivers the mileage of 5 kmpl in the city while boosts to 9 kmpl on the highways. Another variant from the petrol engine is expected to give mileage of 6 kmpl in the city while raise to 9.5 kmpl on the highways. The variant from diesel engine is awaited to come with mileage of 8.4 kmpl in the city while 11 kmpl on the highways.
Volvo XC90 Variants and Features
|Volvo XC90 3.2 AWD (petrol)||Carpet kit, Gearlever knob leather, leather steering wheel, Rear wood inlays (dark wood), tunnel console, Extended front tunnel console with rear cup holders, Standard dipped headlight Adjustable, Fog lights in front spoiler, 17" NEPTUNE (AL-rim, 7x17), Lockable wheel bolts for alloy wheels, AQS (Air Quality System. Multi-active with sensor), Audio 'High Performance' 4* 40W, 8 speakers, Audio buttons in steering wheel, B-pillar air ventilation, El adjustable driver seat, with memory, Remote control for Audio/Telephone in steering wheel, Second row seats with 3-split backrest, Approach Light, Emergency Brake Light, flashing, Inclinication (level) sensor, Inflatable curtains, Mass Movement Sensor (MMS), Parking assistance, rear, Volvo Guard Alarm, Whiplash protection, front seats, Door Key alarm activation.|
|Volvo XC90 V8 AWD||All the features are same as in the above given variant except the engine which is advanced with V8 technology and few more changes in the engine specifications.|
|Volvo XC90 D5 AWD (diesel)||All the features are same as in the above given variant except the engine which is diesel one instead of petrol one.|
The long anticipated SUV from Volvo; the XC90 is available with both petrol and diesel engine variants. The petrol variants have been placed under a price tag of 43 and 49 lacs INR whereas; the diesel variant of the SUV will be placed with 42 lacs INR. Stationed at a worthy price tag, the XC90 hosts some common features of an SUV like the Air conditioner, heater, automatic climate control, air quality control, low fuel warning light, accessory power outlet, front and rear cup holders, trunk light, rear reading lamp, height adjustable front seat belts, remote trunk / boot opener, rear AC vents, remote fuel lid opener, cruise control, Integrated Front Headrest, parking sensors, child safety locks, antiglare rear view mirror, power steering, front and rear seat belts, door ajar warning, front and side impact beams, engine immobilizer, ABS with EBD (brake assist) and almost all the features which are expected to come in car with such high price tag.
Volvo XC90 Engine, Power and Performance
The car is available in petrol as well as diesel engine. Petrol engine consist 2 variants and diesel has one.
The 4.4 L V8 petrol engine is installed with 8 cylinders and has a good displacement value of around 4414 cc. The engine is capable of churning out a sheer bashing power of about 315 ps @ 5850 rpm. It is also well supportive of a six speed manual transmission and generates a torque of about 440 Nm @ 3900 which is quite a performance show to put up. The capacity of the fuel tank lies around 70 l. The Engine is extremely responsive and powerful. Another variant in the petrol engine is the 3.2 L V6 which comes along 6 cylinders holding a displacement value of about 3192 cc.
The Volvo XC90 is also available in diesel Engine that is capable of churning out a sheer power of around 185 ps @ 4000 rpm and a significantly high torque of about 400 Nm @ 2000 rpm. The Engine has a capacity of about 2.4 l and is available in an automatic six speed transmission as well. Along with a displacement of about 2400 cc and support of 5 cylinders, the engine is nothing but sheer elegance coupled with super powers. The Powerful powerhouse of the Volvo XC90 is capable of outlasting some of the toughest competitors in the market with its dynamism and strength. The Diesel Engine however seems critical of the way when it comes to noise and other undesirable factors.
Volvo XC90 Pickup and Acceleration
|Engine variant||Max. power (ps/rpm)||Max. torque (Nm/rpm)||Acceleration and Pickup||Top speed (kmph)||Transmission|
|V8 petrol engine||315/ 5850||440/ 3900||100 km in just 7.3 seconds||190 kmph||6 speed Automatic transmission|
|3.2 petrol engine||238/ 6200||
|100 km in just 9.5 seconds||210 kmph||6 speed Automatic transmission|
|D5 diesel engine||185/ 4000||
|100 km in just 11.5 seconds||190 kmph||6 speed Automatic transmission|
The V8 petrol engine comes with maximum power of 315 ps @ 5850 rpm and maximum torque of 440 Nm @ 3900 rpm which makes it to reach 100 km in just 7.3 seconds at the top speed of 190 kmph. The 3.2 petrol engine is awaited to deliver maximum power of 238 ps @ 6200 rpm and maximum torque of 320 Nm @ 3200 rpm which is capable in reaching 100 km in just 9.5 seconds with top speed of 210 kmph. D5 diesel engine is anticipated to give maximum power of 185 ps @ 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 400 Nm @ 2000 rpm which can reach 100 km in just 11.5 seconds with a top speed of 190 kmph. All the engines come along with 6 speed Automatic transmissions.
Volvo XC90 Interiors and Features
The Swedish automaker Volvo cars launched a broad and extravagant executive SUV, the all new and impressive Volvo XC90. The fine steering wheel of the all new Volvo XC90 has been embraced with a graceful leather stitch that looks attractive and excellent in appearance. Beside from looks, leather and wooden finished steering panel makes it easier for the grip and handling. Just like the steering panel, the gear knob too finds itself enwrapped within the beautiful leather stitching and smooth wooden finish. The front passage is associated super fine engrossing of leather and fabrics and is also rendered with a rich class dashboard which has loads of storage compartments for utility purposes. The cup holders and other storage places fall into the accurate places inside the cabin. The interiors are stunningly designed with the furnished framework beautifully fabricated between the dashing doors with darting door handles equipped with reliable door locks.
The cigarette lighter as well as the ash tray is neatly positioned in the fore section of the car conveying a very rich glance to the car’s front. Electronic climate control, air quality system, electric heater and air conditioner create a good environment in the cabin. The El adjustable driver seat is associated with memory functions. The glove box is not so wide but can easily accept owner’s manual and other useful items. The XC90 comes a charm to all those who love sophistication along with style. The seats are splendid of the way that they have memory function to remember your posture that suits you to the ultimate level of comfort and relaxation. Moreover, the electrically foldable head rests and arm rests in the front section of the cabin enhance driving and traveling pleasure. The front and rear portions of the cabin find the comfort of center arm rests. Not only comfort but the Volvo XC90 has room for fabricated styling as well that shines out smoother into Volvo XC90’s interiors.
The Volvo XC90 has amazing looks and stable comfort and the best of ergonomic devices. Making all such factors sure, the Volvo XC90 has a high performance stereo system with 4* 40W, 8 speakers, Audio buttons in steering wheel, Player for 6 CD with MP3, Remote control for Audio/Telephone in steering wheel which makes the journey full of entertainment. The Volvo makers have also implemented the audio buttons onto the steering panel quite common yet an amazing concept contributing to this car’s success. With all the newly invented effortless exciting and advanced features like carpet kit, rear wood inlays, extended front tunnel console with rear and much more the Volvo XC90 is a very nice product launched in a much acceptable price meant not only for small but also for large family.
Volvo XC90 Exteriors and Features
The ultimate XC90 has eye catching exteriors with some extraordinary and vivid details. The Company has designed the Volvo XC90 in a unique new way. The SUV looks simply stunning and magnetic from almost every angle. The amazingly carved out bumper at the front gives a bold and dynamic appearance to the exteriors of the vehicle. The splendid and shiny company logo embraces the adornment of the magnificent chrome and platinum grille just near to the topmost edge of the bonnet unlike other variants of the Volvo where it is usually placed just in the middle of the grille. The front fascia of the car is but natural to what we call beauty and elegance and adds admiration to car’s external look. The Volvo XC90 is not just beauty in the face but has a splendid rear too.
The shimmering alloys look glaring and magnetic to the core. The Volvo XC90 has LED headlamps and tail lights that make its appearance even more sensuous. The headlamps and tail lights are well supportive of bright and dark fringes and can sense intensity as well thereby making visibility easier for the driver by automatically adjusting the light levels. The head lamps looks like human eye shaped which are really attractive. The car will be available in 14 different varieties of colours in Indian market which gives users a good choice to choose. Apart from all this the features like bright roof rails, Standard dipped headlight Adjustable, Fog lights in front spoiler, 17" NEPTUNE (AL-rim, 7x17) and Lockable wheel bolts for alloy wheels makes exterior look more astonishing and elegant.
The Volvo XC90 with all its inherited plus invented features is a combo of style and space and with the certainty in the Volvo Corporation, there must be no second thought in buying this Volvo product. With all the fabulous featured fabricated in the car and the grand name of the Tranquilizing Volvo Company, the success of this new Volvo’s invention is definitely assured.
Safety and Features in Volvo XC90
The Volvo XC90 has almost all the safety features one can expect in a car of this high end technology and specifications. The XC90 comes well equipped of safety gadgets and features that ensure maximum protection and security. The Volvo XC90 has all the common safety measures to protect its passengers from any mishap. The safety package includes ABS with EBD, traction control system, tire pressure monitoring, vehicle stability management program, etc. For security purpose central locking, engine immobilizer & keyless entry with burglar alarm makes the car secure for the user. This car is a great example of mobilistic safety & security.
The Volvo XC90 is equipped completely with the central locking ability along with powerful power door locks as well as child safety locks. The Anti theft alarm catered in the car is a new innovative technique which resists the threat of illegal door opening attempt or theft. The use of seat belts is not only common but also compulsory, but the Volvo XC90 is procured with the rear seat belts assuring the safety of rear seat passengers. Also the inventive features of seat belt warning and door ajar warning are neatly implemented in the car. The side and front impact beams are among the list of additional features added by the Company. The Volvo XC90 has an astonishing mechanism in the seating with the concept of WIL (Whiplash Injury Lessening). A device named Electronic stability control is also implemented in this car to maintain the stability and smooth movement of the car. Few of the common features are assembled in the car like cruise control, power door locks and traction control.
There are also few exciting and new features which will add stars to the safety of the car like Approach Light, Emergency Brake Light, flashing, Inclinication (level) sensor, Inflatable curtains, Mass Movement Sensor (MMS), Parking assistance, rear, Volvo Guard Alarm, front seats and Door Key alarm activation. As per the specifications claimed by the company, the Volvo XC90 is perhaps the finest in terms of the safety and security by the standards and norms formulated in the country. The XC90 has room for all but none for damage and discomfort and so it proves with the unique and advanced safety package.
Volvo XC90 Driving and Handling
The XC90 can be a winner on almost any terrain due to its fine suspensions and superb wheelbase along with splendid piece of driving and handling controls that are not only responsive but very firm. It is equipped with power assisted and rack & pinion steering type which allows standard minimum turning radius (meter). The car is associated with effective front and rear ventilated disc brakes systems which are affiliated with alloy wheels and tubeless tyres. The transmission running to all four wheels is supported with 6 speed automatic transmission and no manual option. The car possesses wheel base of 2857 mm but there is no accurate figure of ground clearance. The front suspension is McPherson spring struts with anti-dive, anti-lift function & anti-roll bar and rear suspension is Multi-link independent rear suspension with anti-roll bar which will be very responsive. The four wheel drive type and all wheel overdrive are also quite effective.
Volvo XC90 Stereo and Accessories
Volvo XC90 is affiliated with loads of stereo features and accessories which enable the users to experience the best comfort and enjoyment in the car. The Volvo XC90 is installed with advanced and exciting features like Audio 'High Performance' 4* 40W, 8 speakers, Audio buttons in steering wheel, Player for 6 CD with MP3, Remote control for Audio/Telephone in steering wheel which makes the journey full of entertainment.
Volvo XC90 Conclusion
The all new Compact SUV from Volvo, the XC90 would be tough competition to the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Land Rover Freelander 2. Being a hyped vehicle, the Volvo is admired and has been praised in the market with high applauds.
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