Although launched three years ago, the Volvo XC90 represents itself as a second-generation model. When introduced, it was considered as a revolution for the brand as it successfully captured its future premium design direction by incorporating a range of new technologies and importantly utilising its new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) technology. The First Edition of the XC90 — 1,927 units that were offered online and sold out in 47hours!
The model soldiers on and for the 2018 model year with added features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now as standard. Four trim levels are offered: Momentum, R-Design, Inscription, and Excellence.
The XC90 is offered three turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines, including a plug-in hybrid.
The base T5 engine produces 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. In T6 models, a supercharger is added to the turbo configuration, resulting in output of 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet.
In the T8 plug-in hybrid, a 10.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and electric motors team with the T6 petrol engine to offer combined 400hp. Not only is the T8 the most fuel-efficient version, it’s the fastest. All engines are mated with a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission. Base T5 versions come with standard front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is standard on T6 and T8 editions, but optional for the T5.
In terms of flexibility, two- and three-row seating configurations are available. Rear occupants in the T8 Excellence get individual seats separated by a long console.
The XC90 has an impressive list of standard advanced safety features like blind-spot monitoring, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, road sign recognition, and rear collision mitigation. A rearview camera also is standard.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it Good ratings for side-impact crashes, as well as both small and moderate frontal overlap incidents. Frontal crash protection was deemed Superior, if an appropriate option is installed.
|Engine||I4 2.0L AWD|
|No. Of Gears||8A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
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