2017 Volvo V40
The entry level flag bearer of Volvo might not be popular in the Indian market but this definitely is one of the popular small cars when we talk about some other International markets of the World. Volvo introduced the V40 hatchback in the year 2012 and it came and relieved theS40 off its duty which was actually doing was performing its task since 1995. The new hatchback was actually introduced to take on the likes of some other entry level premium offerings from different auto manufacturers like BMW, Audi and Mercedes.
The Volvo V40 is based on global C platform which was actually developed for compact cars. After the successful stint in the market Volvo decided to introduce a Cross Country version of the hatchback as well in the year 2013 which actually came with some additional protective body panels, slightly bigger wheels and an increased ride height. The Cross Country variant was launched in India back in the year 2013.
The V40 hatchback on the other hand was introduced later and it actually was offered with only a single D3 Turbo diesel unit which is paired to a 6 speed automatic gearbox that sends power to the front wheels. Now after almost 5 years of its existence, Volvo has decided to introduce the facelift variant of the hatchback. As you all already would have expected the updates are cosmetic and unfortunately it has not actually received any mechanical upgrades under its hood. However there are talks that Volvo will launch the new generation V40 soon.
Now before arriving in the Indian market Volvo will showcase the new facelift hatchback at the upcoming 2016 Geneva Motor Show. But you actually don’t have to wait that long because we are providing you with all the details of the facelift V40 in this article.
Update 16.12.2016:- Volvo has launched the updated V40 in India. The prices and other details has been updated in this article
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Volvo Launches the 2017 V40 & V40 Cross Country In India
Volvo has launched the updated V40 and the V40 Cross Country in India. This is the updated V40 which was showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor show and received minor updates on both its exterior as well as interior.
The most significant changes comes in the form of Thor’s Hammer LED daytime running lights which has now becomes the signature styling of Volvo cars. Moreover the model also gets full LED headlamps as well. Apart from the restyled headlamps the front grille gets a redesigned front grille as well which gets Volvo’s signature logo. The lower front bumper too has been slightly redesigned as well; it gets a big air inlet in the centre while there is a second air dam as well towards the sides as well. Both the Volvo V40 siblings gets a newly designed alloy wheels as well.
Inside the updated hatchback gets the same dashboard continued from the earlier car. Changes come in the form of a new upholstery option. The other new updates includes powered front seats with memory functions, it also gets panoramic sunroof, park assist pilot with front and rear sensors and parking camera. What else is also new is the inclusion of introduction of the pedestrian airbag which actually makes it the first car in its country to have one.
Volvo Launches Their Much Awaited Flagship Sedan S90 In India
Volvo today has finally launched the much anticipated S90 luxury sedan in India. The car was first showcased at the 2016 NAIAS in January. The Swedish automaker’s flagship offering has been priced at INR. from INR 53.5 lakh, (ex-showroom Mumbai).
The S90 is a fully loaded sedan which not only looks futuristic but also gets all the bells and whistles inside. The car will compete directly with the German rivals like the Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5 Series and also the Audi A6. As of now Volvo has decided to introduce only a single D4 trim for the sedan for the Indian market.
Under the hood the S90 sedan is powered by 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine which is capable of producing about 190 hp of peak power at 4,250 rpm and 400 Nm of torque at 1,750-2,500 rpm. The engine is paired to 8-speed Geartronic automatic transmission which sends power directly to the front wheels. The car will be sold in the Indian market via the CBU route and expect the deliveries to begin from December onward.
The S90 sedan replaced the manufacturers S80 sedan and underpins the same Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) platform which also underpins their flagship XC90 SUV. The sedan gets sharp styling and towards the front features the same sharp looking headlamps which house the LED headlamps and offcourse! Their latest Thor’s hammer daytime running lamps which can also been seen on the XC90 SUV. Towards the side profile the sedan gets 10-spoke, 18-inch Silver finished Diamond Cut wheels. Towards the rear profile the sedan gets twin exhaust which adds a sportier styling.
2017 Volvo S90 Excellence
The Swedish auto manufacturer unveiled their flagship S90 sedan at the North American Auto show in January 2016 and offcourse it will also be launched in the Indian market too. Recently Volvo unveiled two new variants of the S90 including the long wheelbase version of the S90 and the S90 Excellence. The S90 Excellence is targeted mainly towards the high end sedan market of the World. Thee sedan will first make its official appearance at the Guangzhou Motor Show. <
Both the long wheelbase variant and the S90 Excellence trim will be made at the Volvo Cars’ production facility in Daqing, China, and will be exported globally. According to Volvo this variants will showcase highest level of quality. The sedan does not get any exterior change though but the S90 Excellence gets most of the changes inside.
While the S90 will go into production from November expect the S90 Excellence to go into production from 2017 onward and will be powered by Volvo’s T4 and T5 petrol engine and the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid system which will ensure uncompromised power and performance.
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Volvo Launches Their Flagship XC90 Excellence T8 Variant In India
Volvo has launched the top end XC90 T8 Excellence SUV in India today. The high end hybrid vehicle is priced at INR. 1.25 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi) and will be sold in the Indian market via the CBU unit.
As far as the styling is concerned the top end variant does not look different than the other XC90 variants on offer. However the few changes comes in the form of V and C pillars finished in Chrome, while the lower door section also gets chrome moldings as well. Apart from all that the T8 variant also features 21 inch alloy wheels.
Volvo has gone a step further to make the top end variant of their flagship SUV offering stand out amongst the other luxury SUV’s on offer. The cabin inside features individual 4 seat configurations leaving plenty of space for the passengers. The XC90 gets two separate power operated reclining individual seats for the rear passengers. The seats in particular gets massage and ventilation function, while the removal of the third row seats has also resulted in plenty of legroom for the rear passengers. The rear seats passengers also gets an optional retractable touchscreen tablet and folding tables. To enhance the overall luxury experience of the occupants the SUV also gets a beverage refrigerator with bottle and glass holder as well.
The customized center console in between the two rear seats also is equipped with heated and cooled cup holders and especially handmade glasses by some renowned Swedish glass designing company. Apart from all that for the entertainment of the occupants inside, the XC90 T8 variant sports the 20-speaker Bowers and Wilkins sound system. The XC90 T8 Excellence variant also gets an ambient lighting system and illuminated storage spaces inside.
These are the Indian specifics for the new Volvo S90
Volvo might not be as popular in India as its German rivals are. But the Swedish auto manufacturer is becoming quite a known brand in the country in recent times. Few months back the company launched the XC90 premium SUV in India, which is the flagship SUV of the brand. Now the automaker is all set to launch its flagship sedan in the country. Expected to be launched in September, 2016 the Volvo S90 comes in two different variants, D4 and D5. Both the variants will be powered by a same engine, in different tunes albeit. Once launched, it will directly compete against the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and very popular Mercedes Benz E Class in India.
The Swedish automaker has just commenced the pre launch booking process for the upcoming S90 luxury sedan. Here we will take a look at the facts and figures of the Volvo S90 sedan.
Did You Watched The New Volvo V40 Commercial: Video
Volvo recently introduced the updated Volvo V40 to the world and although it has received subtle updates but that actually has helped the small hatchback to get a new character. The V40 as you all know by now underpins the global C platform which was developed for small cars. Although this car has been developed to compete with the other smaller cars from premium manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes and Audi but still it has a long way to go when we talk about the sales figures.
Whatever may be the case Volvo has left no stones unturned to make their updated hatchback look bolder and muscular. On the exterior the V40 gets the Thor’s hammer lamps which are mostly seen on bigger Volvo cars like the XC90 and the recently launched S90. Volvo has also introduced new colors as well for its exterior. While under the hood there are no noticeable changes which are bit disappointing. So the Volvo V40 is still available in the Indian market with the 2.0 Liter D4 diesel unit makes about 190 Hp of peak power at 4250 rpm and 400 Nm of torque in between 1750 to 2500 rpm, the engine is paired to an automatic gearbox.
Coming to the new commercial which looks equally gorgeous as the new hatchback, in this video you can watch a beautifully lit city at night and then the V40 hatchback makes an entrance. The commercial also highlights the new features of the hatchback beautifully. Watch the commercial and I am sure you will also love the background music too..
2017 .Volvo Concept 40.1
If we look at the present automotive scenario then you have to admit that the compact and small cars are ruling the market. Even the premium manufacturers like Mercedes, BMW and Audi are concentrating on smaller cars to pick up their sales volume. Volvo has also been trying hard to enter the mass market area and even introduced the Volvo V40 Cross Country alongside the V40 hatchback but still they struggled to keep up with the German rivals.
Recently they have introduced two new concepts called the ‘Volvo Concept 40.1’ which looks like a crossover while the second one is called the ‘Volvo Concept 40.2’ which looks like a saloon. Now keeping in mind the naming it seems the Crossover will be their first attempt at the XC40 Crossover whiles the second ‘Concept 40.2’ will most probably be the next generation of their existing S40 sedan.
Volvo was working on a completely new platform and later they developed the all new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform which was built to support smaller or compact cars. The two new concepts underpin the same recently developed platforms which will help Volvo to further penetrate into a larger marker and they can do it by expanding their product portfolio.
Today we will be talking about both the new concepts that Volvo took the covers off. They seem to borrow Volvo’s new design language which was seen in some of their latest products including the XC90 SUV and the S90.
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Watch The 2016 Volvo V60 Polestar On Track: Video
Volvo Polestar is one such brand who has been transforming the standard Volvo cars into mean machines and now in this video you can watch the 2016 S60 in action on a track.
There is no doubt in the fact that the S60 Polestar cars are known for their unique blue paint and those signature alloy wheels and I am sure this car is also not so different either. Under the hood the V60 Polestar is powered by 3.0 Litre 6 cylinder turbocharged engine, which is actually capable of producing an impressive 350 Hp of peak power at 5250 rpm and 500 Nm of torque in between 3000-4750 rpm. The engine helps the car to reach 01-00 km/h mark in 4.9 seconds while it has a top spped of 250 km/h mark.
In this video you can watch the car being tested on track and the four wheel drive surely responds well but still is it the perfect car or not and does it have what it needs to compete with some other well known cars like Mercedes AMG’s and BMW M models is what you will find out in this video.
Watch as they are trying to push the car to its limit on the track.
2016 Volvo XC90 T8
Volvo XC90 is the flagship SUV of the Swedish automaker which not only offers premium luxury and comfort to the occupants, but it also offers dynamic safety features. Although in India Volvo is not a very popular brand, but many people who love luxury and comfort with safety prefer the brand.
Next generation Volvo XC90 was launched in India few months ago, and it directly competes against the Audi Q7, which is also another dynamic vehicle launched in India recently. The XC90 was first introduced to the Swedish automaker’s lineup in 2002. It was based on the P2 platform, and later when Volvo launched the second generation XC90 in 2014, it came based on SPA platform.
The second generation Volvo XC90 gets a design which reflects power, style and masculinity. The XC90 T8 on the other hand is also capacitated with a hybrid powertrain. No more haters for hybrids. Uniquely it is the first car in the world, which can get power from other cars without arousing any suspicion.
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2017 Volvo S60 Polestar
Volvo not only focuses on safety of the passengers but also makes sure that they get to experience the wild side of the brand as well. The Polestar is the performance brand of Volvo and takes Volvo’s stock cars and adds their magic touch to bring out their wild side. In short Polestar performs the same job that AMG does for Mercedes or the M brand for BMW. Although Polestars cars are not popular in the Indian market or you can say Volvo is hesitating to introduce their performance brand in India but keeping the Indian auto market in mind they won’t be taking long to introduce the Polestar brand in India soon.
Now recently Volvo has introduced the updated version of their popular S60 and V60 Polestar in the International market. The standard S60 sedan is already available for sale in the Indian market and although this Swedish car brand is not so popular like the other German car brands but they now started concentrating on the Indian market as well and perhaps that is also the reason they now have decided to launch the all new S90 sedan in India soon.
But keeping all that aside and concentrating only on the updated S60 Polestar, we can assure you that the new performance oriented sedan is quick and can sprint from 0-100km/h mark in just 4.7 seconds while the overall power output has also been hiked.
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2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country
We are all familiar with the Crossover hatchback and perhaps have plenty of them flooding the Indian market but the idea of a sedan based Crossover is totally new for everybody. One such manufacturer who has been known to experiment a lot has surely surprised us all when they showcased a Cross Country version of their S60 sedan at the 2015 Geneva Auto show.
Volvo introduced the Cross Country brand back in the year 1997 and the first product that came out from the brand was the V70 Cross Country, later Volvo also launched some beefed up variants of the V40, V60 and the V70 which helped Volvo expand their Cross Country lineup further. Coming to the S60 Cross Country, this four door soft roader has an increased ride height and some added lower body cladding to gives it the jacked up appearance. The S60 Cross Country even has been fitted with high profile tyres which gives this sedan a smooth ride when the terrain is not particularly friendly.
According to the Volvo officials their latest invention even has “a completely unique expression of adventure and all-road readiness in a distinctly sporty and stylish package,” Volvo already launched their V40 Cross Country in the Indian market which is a hatchback possessing a Crossover stance and although it was not able to pull the crowd like its rival the BMW X1 but still it is one worthy and capable vehicle. On the other hand the new S60 Cross Country surely has opened an entire new side in the automotive world and also will motivate other auto brands to experiment with their products and come up with some new ideas in the near future.
The S60 Cross Country will be available with both diesel and petrol drivetrains and you can find every detail once you go through the article.
Update 11.03.2016:- Volvo has launched the S60 Cross Country sedan in India today. We have updated this review with all the details of the newly launched sedan available with us at this moment
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