Seven new Volvos for India in 2016
26th Nov 2015 4:34 pm
The Polestar performance brand will head to India next year; new segment to be launched with the S60 Cross Country.
Volvo is all set to launch new and updated models in 2016 to expand its line-up. Next year will also see the introduction of the Swedish automaker's performance brand Polestar and the launch of a new segment.
Here is a look at the manufacturer's plans for next year:
The S90 is the replacement to the ageing S80 sedan and will take its place atop the Volvo line-up. The production car will borrow styling elements such as the ‘Thor’s hammer’ daytime running lamps, rectangular front grille and coupé-like receding roof-line from the Volvo Concept Coupe. The interiors are expected to borrow from the XC90, with a large centrally located touchscreen display dominating the centre console. When launched in India, the S90 will be powered by the same 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engines as the XC90 SUV.
Volvo S60 Polestar
Earlier in July, we had revealed that Volvo was planning to introduce its performance brand Polestar in India with the S60 Polestar sedan and V60 Polestar wagon. Now Volvo seems to be readying itself to launch the performance sedan next year. The car S60 Polestar gets new bumpers, sports seats, revised mechanicals and a 345bhp 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six petrol engine.
Volvo S60 Cross Country
Volvo also plans to launch an all-new segment in India with the S60 Cross Country. Essentially a high- riding S60 sedan, the car gets a 65mm increase in ride height, body cladding along the wheel arches, faux skid-plates front and back and all-wheel drive. For India, the S60 Cross Country will come with a five-cylinder 2.4-litre D4 engine that makes 178bhp.
Volvo XC90 Excellence
Volvo will bring two new versions of the XC90 to India next year. One of them is the XC90 Excellence, a more luxurious version of the SUV that will rival the Range Rover and Mercedes GLS. The XC90 Excellence is differentiated from the standard XC90 by the chrome trim around the windows on the exterior. It gets a four-seat layout with the rear seats getting massage and ventilation function, retractable touchscreens for the rear passengers, rear tray tables, a refrigerator, and heated and cooled cup holders. The XC90 Excellence will likely be powered by the existing 225bhp 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel from the XC90 available in the country.
Volvo XC90 R-design
Having launched the R-design packages for the S60 and the XC60 in India this year, Volvo is set to do the same with the XC90 next year. As part of the package, the full-size SUV will get an aerodynamic body kit that includes modified front and rear bumpers, larger alloys with slightly different wheel arches, twin exhausts, silver-painted roof rails and wing mirrors. The 225bhp 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel will power the XC90 R-design as well.
Volvo V40 Cross Country facelift
The facelifted V40 Cross Country is expected to get styling tweaks on the exterior and interior. Styling changes could include new front and rear bumpers, tweaks to the tail-lamps and grille, and new headlamps with ‘Thor’s Hammer’ LED daytime running lamps. The engines are likely to carry forward unchanged from the V40 Cross Country.
Volvo V40 facelift
The standard sibling of the V40 Cross Country, the V40 will come with all the changes seen on its Cross Country sibling. However, we can expect the bumpers to be more in line with a standard hatchback than a crossover.